Bored of politically correct new horror films like the disappointing “Happy Death Day”? Try 1987’s “Killer Party,” available on DVD from Warner Archive. It’s about fraternity and sorority pranks during April Fool’s Day that quickly turn deadly. The first prank, though, is a “Revenge of the Nerds” type prank involving photographing young women in the nude that made me sigh, “Only in the ’80’s!” From then on, we get some gruesome deaths (including electrocution and decapitation) and cameos by the top-billed Martin Hewlett (from “Endless Love”) and cult director Paul Bartel (as a snooty college professor).
Eventually the murders turn out to be due to cheesy demonic possession and the film ends on an ironic note with a hilariously corny ’80’s pop song. If you miss U.S.A. Up All Night and Joe Bob Briggs Drive-In Theater from the 1980’s and 1990’s. then this is the movie for you! It is neither good nor bad, just hilariously ’80’s and as such highly recommended. If you miss the days of silly, deaths and gratuitous nudity, don’t miss “Killer Party.”