Kevin & Steve’s Horror Movies: “The Last Slumber Party” (1988)


Kevin: “You’re invited to a party … the Last Slumber Party … where the girls are dying for a good time.” Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you “The Last Slumber Party.”

Steve: If you haven’t seen this one yet, then be prepared to be wowed! Wowed as in, “Wow this movie looks like crap.” And then “Wow, worst line delivery ever.” And lastly, “Wow! That was amazing! Let’s watch it again!” This film needs to be seen to be believed. It has a workable plot in the making, but for no good reason, the story takes a few weird turns along the way. And along the way we meet some very memorable characters, a bucket full of laugh-out-loud lines and even a vintage Sesame Street poster.

Kevin: On their last day of high school, Linda, Tracy and Chris celebrate by having a slumber party at Linda’s house. The girls invite some boys over to have the time of their lives. Little do they know, the girls have another visitor. Hiding in the house is a homicidal maniac who has just escaped from a mental hospital dressed like a doctor. Armed with a scalpel, the doctor slashes gets ready for the night by slashing up Chris
and her dimwitted friends. Are Chris and company smart enough to survive the night?


Steve: I would kill to know more about the production of this film. How many days was this shot over? What was the budget? Was there a food poisoning outbreak on set and they had to recast every role at last minute? So many unanswered questions revolving around this movie, it makes my head hurt. I really want to know what the actors are doing today and if they keep this film a dirty little secret or if they even know it exists. There is a cult out there that deserves to know these answers!

Kevin: There are bad movies and then there is “The Last Slumber Party”. The film looks like it was made for about $20, features “actors” who wouldn’t be able to get extra roles in community theater, and has the audacity to be neither gory OR show nudity. The film claims it was made in 1988 but looks like it was probably filmed in 1982 or 1983 tops. The film looks wretched, shots go on and on to the point of boredom, and the sound switches from not being able to hear a damn thing to shouting in your ear. Sound like your cup of tea? Well dig in and enjoy the bad horror movie you are soaking in.

Steve: The Last Slumber Party does everything wrong, but in a weird way, that is why this movie feels so right. Please, do you part as a horror fan and spread the word about this movie. You definitely have to have a sense of humor while watching this and many of you out there may even need a drink or two. But try it out and who knows, maybe this will catch on and be the next Shout! Factory release on Blu-ray with some awesome cover art…well, I can dream can’t I?