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The Dorm That Dripped Blood

1982, Jeffrey Obrow, Stephen Carpenter


The Dorm That Dripped Blood (also known as Pranks and originally titled Death Dorm) is a 1982 American slasher film directed by Stephen Carpenter and Jeffrey Obrow, and written by Carpenter and Stacey Giachino. It stars Laurie Lapinski, Stephen Sachs, David Snow, Pamela Holland, and Daphne Zuniga in her film debut. The film follows four college students who stay on campus over the Christmas holiday to clear out a dormitory, where an unknown assailant begins stalking them.

The film was initially deemed to be a video nasty in the United Kingdom, but was later removed from the list.

The film opens with a young man fleeing from an unseen pursuer. Hiding in the bushes, he seems to have escaped until he is grabbed from behind and killed. Joanne and her boyfriend Tim attend a college party, with Joanne talking about how the building (Morgan Meadows Hall) is to be renovated before being demolished. Along with friends Brian, Patty, Craig, and Debbie, she is staying behind during the Christmas holiday to help clear out the building for its impending renovation into private apartments. Tim leaves for a skiing trip the next day, while Debbie reveals that she cannot stay as her parents are picking her up later in the day.

If you like The Dorm That Dripped Blood, you might also like Films Directed By Stephen Carpenter, 1983 Films, 1980s Slasher Films, and American Christmas Horror Films.

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