The House on Sorority Row


The House on Sorority Row

Infobox Film
name = The House on Sorority Row


image_size =
caption = Theatrical release poster
director = Mark Rosman
producer = John G. Clark
writer = Bobby Fine
Mark Rosman
narrator =
starring = Kate McNeil
Eileen Davidson
Janis Ward
Robin Meloy
Harley Jane Kozak
music = Richard Band
cinematography = Tim Suhrstedt
editing = Paul Trejo
Jean-Marc Vasseur
distributor = Film Ventures International (FVI)
released = January 21, 1983
runtime = 91 min
country = USA
language = English
budget =
gross =
preceded_by =
followed_by =
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amg_id =
imdb_id = 0085694

"The House On Sorority Row" is a low budget film made in 1983 and set in America and starring Kate McNeil, Eileen Davidson, Janis Ward, Robin Meloy, Harley Jane Kozak, Jodi Draigie, Ellen Dorsher and Lois Kelso Hunt.

Seven sorority sisters want to have a graduation party but the house mother refuses to let them have it. The girls decide to play a practical joke on Mrs. Slater that goes horribly wrong. The house mother is accidentally shot and the girls decide to hide her in the pool until the party is over. But someone starts brutally killing the girls one by one.

Plot

Katy, a graduated sorority sister is peer pressured by her six other sorority sisters into pulling a prank on their strict house mother, Mrs. Slater, who is known for carrying a sharp walking cane. The prank goes awfully wrong and she is shot. The girls all agree to hide Slater's body in their dirty swimming pool until a graduation party being held in the house is finished. As the party begins, a partygoer wanders around the pool and is impaled through the neck with Slater's cane by an unknown figure and is dragged away.

Some party goers attempt to throw a girl in the pool but are stopped by the sorority sisters. In order to stop the pool lights from coming on and revealing Slater's body, Stevie, one of the sorority sisters is forced to go into the power room of the house. While doing so, she is murdered. Katy meets her date for the party, Peter, with whom she neglects as the sorority sisters worry why Stevie hasn't returned from the power room yet.

The sorority sisters find Slater's body fall out of the attic. Morgan, an attractive yet dumb sister, hides in her room and she is murdered too. Due to finding Slater's body, the sisters decide to bury it in a graveyard nearby, while Katy explores the attic of the house and discovers several children's toys. The sister Diane is killed while waiting in her van for the other girls. Jeanie, the most nervous member of the group, is also attacked but manages to escape. After informing Katy about the attack, she is chased into the bathroom and killed.

The party goers leave and Katy and Peter are left in the house. Katy tells Peter to go home and finds a number card what belonged to Mrs. Slater. Katy dials the number and is replied by Dr. Beck. He soon arrives and asks Katy where Slater is. The two discover Slater's body is back in the pool and that she is actually still alive, just in an unconscious state.

Vicki, the mean unofficial leader of the sisters and her lackey Liz attempt to bury the body, unaware that they don't even have Slater. Liz has her throat slashed and Vicki is hacked to death in the process. Katy and Beck arrive at the graveyard and discover their bodies.

After giving her a sedative, Dr. Beck reveals to Katy that Mrs. Slater had a son named Eric who was horribly deformed and mentally unfit. Eric had actually been living in the sorority house's attic and witnessed his mother being shot. To take revenge he has to kill those who hurt his mother. Katy is used as bait to lure Eric so Dr. Beck can shoot him. However, the plan backfires and Dr. Beck is viciously hacked to death by Eric and pushed over a flight of stairs.

Katy grabs Beck's gun and flees from the clown costumed killer, discovering Jeanie's severed head in the toilet. During a duel in the attic, Katy finds a small knife and stabs Eric. Eric opens his eyes as the film ends.

Deaths

*1. Party Guy- Impaled through neck with cane
*2. Stevie- Stabbed several times with cane
*3. Morgan- Impaled through stomach with cane
*4. Diane- Off screen with cane
*5. Jeanie- Decapitated with kitchen knife
*6. Liz- Throat slashed with cane
*7. Vicki- Hacked to death with cane
*8. Dr. Beck- Hacked to death with cane and pushed over stairs(It is ambiguous if Katy dies after the end of the movie or if Eric dies with his eyes open)

Music

The Washington D.C. based powerpop band 4 Out of 5 Doctors appears in the movie, performing several of their songs. [cite web|url=http://imdb.com/name/nm1424192/|title=Four Out of Five Doctors at IMDB] [cite web|url=http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1809439021|title=Four Out of Five Doctors filmography at Yahoo Movies]

Remake

A remake of the film will start filming in October 2008 with Stewart Hendler directing. This version is to be entitled ""Sorority Row" and will star Briana Evigan, Rumer Willis [cite web|last= Hilton|first= Beth|title= Willis, Evigan enter 'Sorority Row'| publisher= Digital Spy|date= 2008-09-11|url= http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/a130005/willis-evigan-enter-sorority-row.html|accessdate= 2008-09-11] , Audrina Patridge, Julian Morris, Leah Pipes, Jamie Chung and Margo Harshman with "Star Wars" actress Carrie Fisher in talks to join. cite web|last= Rollo|first= Sarah|title= Carrie Fisher may join 'Sorority Row'|publisher= Digital Spy|date= 2008-09-18|url= http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/a130542/carrie-fisher-may-join-sorority-row.html|accessdate= 2008-09-18] The script has been rewritten by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger. [cite web|last= Barnes|first= Jessica|title= Rumer Willis Heads Back to 'Sorority Row'| publisher= Cinematical|date= 2008-09-10|url= http://www.cinematical.com/2008/09/10/rumer-willis-heads-back-to-sorority-row/|accessdate= 2008-09-11]

Filming is set to start in October 2008 in Pittsburgh.

References

External links

* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt{1|0085694}/ "{2|The House on Sorority Row}"] at The Internet Movie Database


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