Don’t Lose Any Sleep Over Missing “Psycho Sleepover”

Like all good Troma films, “Psycho Sleeover” begins with a horny guy, an unwilling girl, and attempted sex. Of course he doesn’t get any and she is forced to sulk about her new boyfriend’s assholeness. She doesn’t have much time to sulk because before she knows it she is attacked by a killer clown with a knife. No points for who the killer clown turns out to be. Nonetheless, she kills the clown with a shot to his junk and is finally free…well, at least free from the opening five minutes.

Of course, she just knows her year just can’t get any worse. I mean high school student Debbie Dicky (Rachel Castillo) is having a really bad year. Not only did she discover her father AND her boyfriend (Paul Rust) are both deranged serial killers, but her out-of-touch mom (Lenore Cutler) decided to uproot them and move to Murderton [hahahahaha–the movie thinks this is funnier than I did], California. With a background like that, Debbie’s having some trouble making friends. All that changes, however, when the most popular girls in school (Emilia Richeson, Ariel Teals Toombs, Frankie Frain) unexpectedly invite her to a wild and crazy sleepover party. Thanks to a group of horny boys, escaped mental patients, and plenty of sex and drugs, this is one sleepover that Debbie will not forget… unless she gets amnesia or something.

Believe it or not, the first thirty minutes of “Psycho Sleepover” are pretty flawless. The movie is actually genuinely funny and the gore is fairly impressive. This film’s problem? Way too many frickin’ characters. What sleepover has a dozen girls, a dozen guys, and two dozen crazies outside looking to kill them? It just becomes redundant to the point where you don’t care who lives or who dies. It’s a shame too because Castillo is gives a promising performance as our final girl and there are some serious laughs in the first act (the stuff between Debbie and her boyfriend is priceless). Nonetheless, don’t be surprised when you get up to do other things half way through your rental. This movie should have been a short.