‘The student body is going home in a bag’
Seven Dorms of Death is a 2015 American horror film directed by Richard Griffin (Flesh for the Inferno; Murder University; Frankenstein’s Hungry Dead; et al) from a screenplay by Michael Varrati (Tales of Poe; The Sins of Dracula; 60 Seconds to Die) and Matthew Jason Walsh. It stars Jesse Dufault, Hannah Heckman-McKenna and Michael Varrati.
A cursed stage play that is about to be performed at a New England college. Unfortunately for the director, the young cast, and anyone else unlucky enough to be involved with the production, someone has deadly plans for the play!
“Taken all together, this is a beautifully hot mess, that any fan of the genre will watch with glee in the same way one would watch an April Fool’s version of The Simpsons or Family Guy (also taking place in Rhode Island!), where the references are more visual than just
verbal connections.” Richard Gary, Indie Horror Films
Seven Dorms of Death is an eighty-nine minute delight. It that will appeal to those of us who grew up with an unquenchable thirst for low-budget opuses […] Griffin, as always, finds the right note to create his special blend of admiration filled genre spoof instantly…” Andrew Buckner, A Word of Dreams
“It’s impossible to convey the surreal nature of the experience of watching this production. Griffin has really outdone himself this time, breaking just about all of the conventions of filmmaking to inspire an hour and a half of continuous laughter, defying audience expectations in ways that a less daring director would not risk.” Michael Bilow, Motif magazine
“The story for this one is one we have seen so many times before. In fact, it reminded me a lot of the college slasher Murder University from Griffin. Griffin takes the “who-done-it” angle that is typical for slashers and S.O.V. flicks and made it fun. The film never discloses the killer and dances around who it is making it funny for the viewer to witness while turning every cliche inside out.” Blacktooth, Horror Society
“I enjoyed the obvious homage to Lovecraft, but it’s not every day you get to see The Beyond aka Seven Doors of Death parodied. I think I even saw a nod to Live Like A Cop, Die Like A Man at the end. And I’m pretty sure the twist regarding the killer’s identity is one that’s never been done before, which is quite an accomplishment.” Erin Lashley, Seven Doors of Cinema