We're not sure if that plan worked, considering he went on to make like 30 more violent movies, some of them rather wacky. But it's the thought that counts.
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The Slumber Party Massacre Is A Feminist Text
The Slumber Party Massacre is about a group of teenage girls who decide to have a sleepover on the same night an escaped mass murderer, armed with a drill, decides to take up mass murdering again. Gratuitous nudity and even more gratuitous murder ensue. It's exactly as sleazy as you're imagining.
And yet the movie was written by author and activist Rita Mae Brown and directed by Amy Holden Jones, who had worked with Scorsese and turned down Spielberg to do this movie. Turns out Brown wrote The Slumber Party Massacre as a parody of slasher flicks, but the studio told Jones to shoot it straight. Still, some feminist themes managed to slip through. For one thing, the girls may be eye candy, but they have real personalities and motivations more complex than "I sure hope Billy invites me to the dance."
As the story progresses, the girls bond with each other and pull together to take on their oppressor. Also, in a master stroke of subtle symbolism, the killer's long drill is often framed dangling between his legs. The finale sees the killer corner Trish, telling her "You know you want it" while thrusting his throbbing drill forward, only for Valerie to chop it (and his hand) off with a machete.
New World PicturesThe drill is his penis, if you were having trouble following along.