starring: Laurie Lapinski, Stephen Sachs and David Snow
|They have no clue...|
We can easily assume he gets killed since nobody bothers to point out this deed the soonest we are introduced to four college kids who volunteered to clean up the aforementioned dorm, scheduled to be demolished into a pile of rubble some time in the near future. While I'm still having a hard time trying to digest how a building this big got counted as a dorm, the gang goes around with their business but find themselves freaked out by the creepy looking caretaker. (who's so creepy looking, he couldn't be the killer) As much as would like to argue with these kids about the ethics of judging a book by its cover, they seem to be doing fine on their own. They are smart enough to get into college, right?
|"Not now, hun, Daddy has a splitting headache"|
As day break, the rest of the teens still have no squat of an idea of the fates their friends are ending up so they just went on to working. But when dinners gets disrupted by malfunctioning lights and somebody is seen skulking around, they're quick to realize there's a killer on the loose and they're on the pecking order!
|Makes me wanna see Driller Killer again!|
In fact, the good gore in this film was its saving point. Luckily for those who have this mindset, Dorm was blessed with enough budget to do enough fake blood and brutal kills to keep a bloodhound happy. Add an equally depressing ending involving cooked meat, a hilarious death by industrial steam cooker (No connection to Sleepaway Camp), and a killer's MO that a little overdone and you'll have yourself the cheese classic that had its fans clamoring about, and me watching in an occasional basis as an answer for my need of bloodlust.
|See? Messy gore for the gore fans!|
1 male killed, hand chopped in half with machete
1 male head beaten with nailed baseball bat
1 female garroted to death
1 female head crushed by car
1 male powerdrill to the head
1 male dismembered offscreen with machete
1 female boiled to death in steam cooker
1 male bludgeoned to death with wooden board
1 male shot on the head
1 female burned inside a chimney