HOT TUB PARTY MASSACRE ** Canada 2016 Dir: Chris Greenaway 70 mins
Convicted serial killer Fred Banning has escaped from death row and is back on the streets which is unfortunate for anyone who crosses his path. He had previously killed 11 girls at several campuses across the United States and now he wants to add to that number. The girls of Delta Omega sorority have won a weekend at a luxurious spa, so of course we get to see them showering, pillow fighting and having sex with the boys who invade the weekend getaway.
As luck would have it these boys aren’t the only people to get into the building and they are all soon hunted one by one by our crazed serial killer. Is HOT TUB PARTY MASSACRE original? Hell no, but it is a good attempt at the types of slasher films it aims to give a nod to from the 1980’s. This is complete with a character who is like Ralph from FRIDAY THE 13TH (1980) announcing that they are all doomed, which of course no one pays attention to. There is a little blood and the kills are far from original but the film does have a couple of fun characters. A must watch if you want to see another film in the vein of the ‘sorority girls in trouble’ films from the 80’s but outside of that there is little to recommend a repeat viewing.
Review by Peter ‘Witchfinder‘ Hopkins