The House on Sorority Row (1982)

USA, 1982
91m
35mm film, colour, 1.85:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Mark Rosman.

Plot Summary

A group of young students plan a party at their sorority house which goes horribly wrong when their neurotic house mother is accidentally killed. They hide her body at the bottom of a disused swimming pool but someone is soon killing them off one by one.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Mark Rosman
© 1982 by VAE Productions
VAE Productions presents a Mark Rosman film
Executive Producers: John Ponchock, W. Thomas McMahon
Produced by: Mark Rosman, John G. Clark
Co-producer: Ed Beyer
Associate Producer: Alec Rabinowitz
Written by: Mark Rosman
Additional Dialogue: Bobby Fine
Director of Photography: Tim Suhrstedt
Film Editor: Jean-Marc Vasseur
Co-editor: Paul Trejo
Music Composed and Conducted: Richard Band
Location Sound Mixer: Steve Rogers
Costumes: Susan Perez Prichard
Make-up and Hair Artist: Diana Mona
Special Effects Designed and Supervised by: Rob E. Holland, Make-up Effects Labs
Art Director: Vincent Peranio

Cast
Kathryn McNeil (Katherine)
Eileen Davidson (Vickie)
Lois Kelso Hunt (Dorothy Slater)
Christopher Lawrence (Dr [Nelson] Beck)
Janis Zido (Liz)
Robin Meloy (Jeanie)
Harley Kozak (Diane)
Jodi Draigie (Morgan)
Ellen Dorsher (Stevie)
Michael Kuhn (Peter)
Michel Sergio (Rick)
Ruth Walsh (mother)
Ed Heath (policeman)
Jean Schertler (nurse)
Larry Singer (photographer)
Charles Serio (Eric)

Alternative Titles

7 syntistä sisarta – Finland
Assassinatos na Fraternidade Secreta – Brazil
A Casa na Esquina de Sorority – Portugal
Dom pani Slater – Poland
Fryktens hus – Norway
House of Evil – Belgium video title
Kuća sestrinstva – Serbia
Non entrate in quel collegio – Italy
Presagio – Mexico
Seven Sisters
Siete mujeres atrapadas – Spain
Φόνοι στο παρθεναγωγείο – Greece
На греческой улице… – Russia

Remake
Sorority Row (2009)

Extracts included in
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)
Scream: The Inside Story (2011)
Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever (2012)

References

Periodicals

  • City Limits no.114 (9 December 1983) p.32 – review
  • L’Écran Fantastique no.36 (July/August 1983) pp.40-41 – credits, review
  • Films and Filming no.353 (February 1984) p.37 – credits, review
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.274 no.45 (21 December 1982) – advert
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.275 no.18 (25 January 1983) p.3 – credits, review
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.50 no.599 (December 1983) p.329 – credits, review
  • Screen International no.422 (26 November 1983) p.17 – credits, review
  • Starburst no.59 (July 1983) p.38 – review
  • Variety 9 February 1983 pp.26, 27 – credits, review

Books

  • Anatomy of the Slasher Film: A Theortical Analysis by Sotiris Petridis pp.136, 141
  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) pp.377-378
  • Educational Institutions in Horror Film: A History of Mad Professors, Student Bodies, and Final Exams by Andrew L. Grunzke pp.118, 132-134, 190
  • The Films of the Eighties by Robert A. Nowlan and Gwendolyn Wright Nowlan p.269
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films III by Donald C. Willis pp.130-131
  • Horror Films of the 1980s by John Kenneth Muir pp.253-254 – credits, synopsis, review
  • The Mammoth Book of Slasher Movies: An A-Z Guide to Over Sixty Years of Blood and Guts by Peter Normanton pp.254-258