slumber party massacre

Women and Gender in Cult Films and B-Movies: The Roundup

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‘Slumber Party Massacre’: Deconstructing the Male Gaze

The women of Slumber Party Massacre in the locker room

Slumber Party Massacre came up while I was searching for female directors in the exploitation genre. Although it came off as yet another sensationalistic and gory 80s slasher, it stuck out, mainly due to its ridiculous title or the fact that most of the characters were female. Upon viewing it, what shocked me was not so much the gore and violence, but I was surprised by the clever humor, the funny characters, and most of all the incredibly veiled feminist satire.