Review: THE HOUSE ON SORORITY ROW (1983)

Canadian Cinephile

Mark Rosman’s THE HOUSE ON SORORITY ROW is a slasher that is more style than substance. That’s not necessarily a deal-breaker, as cinematographer Tim Suhrstedt does well to capture Rosman’s sensibilities by lining up some rather inventive shots and establishing some evocative motifs. The plot is boilerplate and the cast isn’t distinct, but the sumptuous score by Richard Band lends the proceedings more magnificence than they deserve and this cheapie wins points for form.

Kate (Kathryn McNeil) is a member of a sorority and she wants to hang around a bit after graduation. Her fellow sisters want to party, but the house mother Mrs. Slater (Lois Kelso Hunt) wants some peace and quiet. This leads to a conflict that royally pisses off Vicki (Eileen Davidson). She devises a prank for revenge but everything goes ass-up and Mrs. Slater winds up dead. The sisters hide the corpse in the dirty pool…

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