The Dorm that Dripped Blood aka Pranks is a 1982 US slasher by Jeff Obrow & Stephen Carpenter. See IMDb
The Directors Cut is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
See article from mcbastardsmausoleum.blogspot.com: Director’s Cut
If you think you’ve seen this film totally uncut… think again! Synapse Films is presents The Dorm that Dripped Blood in a never-before-seen alternate version containing additional scenes, extended gore sequences and a different sound mix.
This transfer was created from the only existing 35mm answer print of the original Directors’ Cut entitled Death Dorm, a version of the film thought to have been lost for over thirty years.
In the UK the R Rated Version was passed 18 after 10s of BBFC cuts for:
- 2010 Cornerstone R2 DVD
- 2003 Vipco R0 DVD
- 2001 Protected DVD
- 2001 Vipco VHS
- 1992 VPD VHS
The BBFC cuts were:
- 10s were cut from a scene showing a janitor being murdered with a drill.
And before that the R Rated Version was released without cuts by Canon in June 1982. It was added to the DPP list of banned video nasties in October 1983. It was dropped from the list in September 1985
Review from US Amazon: Typical Slasher Stuff
Another 80′s college film in which all the “students” look older than expected. College girl Joanne Murray takes on the unenviable job of readying the student housing building to become apartments, which includes selling the unneeded furniture, etc. This takes place during a break, so a mysterious psycho is stalking the nearly-empty premises on campus. Need more?
As you can imagine, this is typical slasher stuff, with overly dramatic music that sounds ripped off from Psycho. Don’t expect anything earth-shattering; you do get a cheapie, yet solid release for fans of 80′s slasher/horror.
80′s horror fanatics will still love this cheesefest that was like a poor man’s Pieces. I don’t know, it’s not as gory and weird as Pieces, but it’s in that same mindless yet fun stalk n’ slash vein….
Expect a low budget, some bad acting, and if those are things you are able to tolerate then Pranks ain’t half bad. Best served with lots of beer and a roomful of friends.