Sorority Sister Slaughter (2007)

DVD Cover (York Entertainment)
Susan Hippen Susan Hippen
Kira Madallo Sesay Kira Madallo Sesay
Maia Campbell Maia Campbell
Terry Bookhart Terry Bookhart
Erika Ringor Erika Ringor
Randy Brooks Randy Brooks

1.9 / 10 - Overall Rating

* * * * *
Sign up to rate this movie.
Add to Collection
Sign up to add this to your collection
Add to Favorites
Sign up to add this to your favorites
Genres: Horror, Slasher Film, Supernatural Horror
The Girls of Kappa Tau Omega are popular, pretty, and love to party! However, the party will soon be dead! There's an uninvited guest in their new sorority house whose motto is Kappa Kappa Kill! Who will survive this hellacious night of blood, babes, and butchering? Don't turn your back on the past or it may kill your future. --IMDb
Review by Chad
Added: January 14, 2013
So, it's been a while since I've done one of these reviews, hasn't it? I'm not going to dive into my personal life on here, but suffice it to say, the last few months have been rough. Enough of that - I had a great, recent movie all lined up for my big return, and then... the disc was scratched to hell and back. So, what's the next best thing? Yeah, some random movie I found laying around, and let's just say that after sitting through Sorority Sister Slaughter, I might have to take another few months off. This is in no way the movie I had lined up for my comeback review, and I feel like a lesser person for having sat through it.

The story begins back in the fifties, where we find a young lady crying in the bathroom. We soon discover, thanks to her obvious body language and her obnoxious friends, that she is pregnant by a man who left her for another woman. Heartbroken, she attempts to either abort the baby or kill herself courtesy of a needle up the vagina, and whatever her intentions may have been, she winds up dead. Moving ahead to the present day, we meet up with a gaggle of young ladies who have bought this now-rundown sorority house and who plan to turn it into... a newly-renovated sorority house. I'll bet you didn't see THAT coming!

Unfortunately, the house is dingy as hell and has no electricity, so the girls decide to spend the night and make a slumber party of it. There's the obligatory bath sequences, a ouija board makes an appearance, and yes, there are even creepy cheerleader dolls! A trio of guys soon show up to sex the party up a little, but before you know it, a ghost is getting busy knocking off the people who would dare party in the house where she died fifty years ago.

And... that's about it for plot. It's thin, but it could have worked. However, even at a scant seventy minutes, the film felt like it dragged on forever, thanks to the immense amount of padding and a story that basically hits "pause" for half the movie. When the opening fifteen minutes features no less than five minutes worth of filler shots ("here's the house, and look, here's a window!"), you know things are going to be bad. When you're only twenty minutes into the movie and you're already getting flashback sequences, you know that it's going to be hard to get through the entire running time.

Realistically, the plot is pretty damned thin - but with a little proper storytelling, it could have worked. A woman scorned loses her life, comes back to seek vengeance on those who would take over her previous house, she wreaks havoc on all involved. Other movies have made this simple plot work, but this one didn't even come close. For starters, there's just no effort put into the story whatsoever. The opening five minutes shows promise with the fifties backstory, but that is when the story development comes to a screeching halt. "She died, now she's mad!" is the extent of the storyline found here, but honestly? Even that could have worked. Throw in some good kills, some sorority sister skin, and maybe spice up the storyline a bit, and you have some good cheesy fun. That's not what we got; instead, we were delivered a handful of incredibly lame kills, a few bra and panty shots, and a story that seemed to drag on forever.

The problems here, and there were plenty of them, rest squarely on the shoulders of the filmmakers. The all-black cast is decent enough in their roles, and while I can't praise any of them, I can't really bitch about them either. They all had roles to play, be it the head cheerleader or the football jock, and they played them to a satisfactory level. That's all the film had going for it, and that's not much. I've already discussed the plot, but how about those kills? You know, the thing you want most from a slasher flick? The best of the bunch is an unintentionally-hilarious "death by basketball" scene, which - when coupled with the all-black cast - almost seems like a cruel joke. The sound is muffled and constantly battles with the score for attention, and let's not even get into the lighting. Pro tip: bathing EVERY SINGLE SCENE in blue and red lights does not create atmosphere, it makes me wonder how the movie would look if I put a pair of 3D glasses on.

I really can't recommend the movie in any way, and using this as my comeback to the site just seems wrong. Give it a rental if you want to see a woman pounded to death by a basketball (death by dribbling!) or if you just have to see a woman puking up plastic bugs, but keep in mind that both of those items sound better on your screen than they will look on your television. That says it all right there, folks. 1/10.
Recommended Movies
KillerKiller Black Devil Doll Johnny Gruesome House Of 1000 Corpses Babysitter Wanted
Midnight Movie Toolbox Murders Satan's Little Helper Venom Blood And Sex Nightmare
Shrooms ThanksKilling Blood Night: The Legend Of Mary Hatchet Jingles The Clown Slaughterhouse Phi: Death Sisters
Rackripper #1: Rackripper - added 01/17/2013, 12:33 AM
Nice to see you back Chad, always like your reviews. I was starting to fear this site was about to die for good.
benloveshorror #2: benloveshorror - added 01/22/2013, 04:20 AM
With a title like that, you'd think it would be an awesome homage to 80's b-horror like Sorority House Massacre. Too bad it sounds like it sucks.
Sign up to add your comment. Sign up to add your comment.
Layout, reviews and code © 2000-2020 | Privacy Policy
Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Review Updates