The Slumber Party Massacre

Never judge a book by its cover, as this is not your typical slasher movie. It was written by feminist novelist and LGBTQ activist Rita Mae Brown and was directed by Amy Holden Jones — all three Slumber Party Massacre movies were in fact directed by women — and it was intended as a feminist parody of then-popular slasher movie tropes. This intent doesn't fully come through in the finished film — I believe some of the edges were sanded off by the studio — but there's still plenty of delicious absurdity to enjoy, mostly delivered with a straight face, such as the uber-phallic drill the killer uses. What impressed me the most, though, was the way Jones shoots and blocks the action, often utilizing precise camera movements and clever staging-in-depth to build the tension.