Understanding Slumber Party Massacre 2
Although I havn't seen Slumber Party Massacre 3 yet, this is my perception of the movie Slumber Party Massacre 2:
Courtney is obviously suffering from Post Traumatic Neurosis as a consequence of her and her sister killing a killer who killed so many people in the first one. This explains her dreams and neurotic behaviour. Mrs Bates doesn't help either, she seems just as crazy as what Valerie must be!!! Mrs Bates is over protective and seems to constantly bring up the events of Slumber Party Massacre 1 over and over and over again, making Courtney relive them over and over and over again!!!
It appears that Courtney seems to slip into some sort of psychotic haze, temporary psychosis ( or permanent, since she ends up in a Psychiatric Hospital in the end ) that is triggered by her Neurosis and inability to cope with the events of when she was ten (Slumber Party Massacre 1).
My take was that, what we see in the movie is all inside Courtney's head. Inside the mind of the clinically and certifiably insane. Take a trip on the Psychoses roller coaster!!! I think she killed her friends, but due to the psychoses, she is unable to determine what is real and what is not. She may think what we see in the movie is what happened, because that's what she saw too. Just think of the movie "American Psycho". That whole movie was in his head as well, as a result of a psychotic episode. Sound familiar??
(* just quickly, you can look this up if you wish, here is a very brief discription of what Psychosis is: Psychosis is the mental abnormality where the sufferer cannot distinquish between reality and fantasy basically - this is a fascinating condition that I recommend you look up. It may help you to understand this movie better, or at least enjoy it more when you can watch it as a "psychological Horror movie" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm a behavioural science / criminology and criminal justice student, so this comes up often!!)
I think this movie is brilliant and is definately one of my favourites, I have watched it a momentous amount of times and can even recite the whole movie!!! I will admit tho, I get tired of hearing nothing but bad reviews and critisism from people about this movie, so I direct all those bad reviews and critisism back to all of you that keep trying to bring it down - you are all closed minded people and if you REALLY ARE true Horror fans, having an open mind will allow you to REALLY and TRULY appreciate the art behind ALL Horror movies, including this one. Such a fantastic movie.
- Kristy (SPM2 fan)