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Girls Nite Out (1982)

A killer, wearing a dancing bear suit, stalks a variety of cheerleaders during an all-night scavenger hunt at a remote Ohio college.

Director:

Robert Deubel

Writers:

Gil Spencer Jr. (screenplay), Kevin Kurgis (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Montgomery ... Lynn Connors
James Carroll James Carroll ... Teddy Ratliff
Suzanne Barnes Suzanne Barnes ... Dawn Sorenson
Rutanya Alda ... Barney / Katie Cavanaugh
Al McGuire Al McGuire ... Coach Kimble
Lauren-Marie Taylor ... Sheila Robinson
David Holbrook David Holbrook ... Mike Pryor
Laura Summer ... Jane
Mart McChesney Mart McChesney ... Pete 'Maniac' Krizaniac
Carrick Glenn ... Kathy
John Didrichsen John Didrichsen ... Ralph Bostwick
Lois Robbins ... Leslie Peterson
Mathew Dunn Mathew Dunn ... Michael Benson
Susan Pitts Susan Pitts ... Trish
Paul Christie Paul Christie ... Dancer
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The day after a huge party a scavenger hunt is held. Every college-age kid in town is out for the grand prize. One-by-one they are all dispatched by a killer in a giant bear suit. But who is it? Written by Greg Duryea <gduryea@atlantic.net>

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They all went in, but only a few got out! See more »


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Trivia

Lauren Marie Taylor was in another slasher the year before, Friday The 13th Part 2 (1981) as Vickie. See more »

Goofs

The "tombstones" used in the cemetery scene are obviously Styrofoam props. They have no text engravings and lack the polished appearance of an authentic monument. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK version is known as The Scaremaker. Even though the film isn't full of gore, it is cut by 16 seconds. Some of the cuts are:
  • Benson's stabbing is cut, you see him stabbed once before dieing.
  • The murder of Jane, in the squash court. It shows the bear attack, then cuts to her all bloody, none seen coming out a wound.
  • Doesn't focus on Jane's body hung up in the shower's.
  • Trish's death in the Summer House is cut, not as much blood is seen. and
  • The ending where the killer stabs Teddy, who is trying to help Dawn, it is not seen, so it is left unclear what has happened.
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Connections

Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Summer In The City
Performed by The Lovin' Spoonful
Written by John Sebastian, Steve Boone and Mark Sebastian
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An odd little horror gem
11 June 2007 | by alanmoraSee all my reviews

This film is an odd little piece of horror history. It stars Hal Holbrook (Creepshow), Rutanya Alda (Mommie Dearest)and Julia Montgomery (Revenge of the Nerds) and features a murderer wearing a dancing bear costume. The murder sequences are goofy but then again so is the entire film. Like a train wreck, you will not be able to take your eyes off of it and the bizarre musical score and odd sense of humor make this a fun little horror gem to have around the house. The film centers around a series of murders taking place on a college campus during their annual "scavenger hunt"...and just when you think you know who the murderer is, the film springs the classic horror movie "surprise" twist ending on you that makes you scratch your head and say "Huh?" This is an excellent "party" film since you really don't have to pay all that much attention to it. Recommended for fans of the "slasher film" genre.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1982 (USA) See more »

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