This is a comparison between the US DVD released by New Concorde and the UK VHS released by Medusa Home Video.
Beth spends a night with her sorority at their sorority house. Meanwhile, a psychopath breaks out of his cell and is on his way to the students. Of course, this leads to what the title already suggests.
"Sorority House Massacre" is a rather below-average slasher movie that follows standard patterns known from Rorger Corman's cheaper flicks. The movie obviously oriented itself on the much more entertaining "The Slumber Party Massacre" and combined it with elements from the Halloween and Nightmare on Elm Street movies.
Usually, most VHS releases included the original cut of the movie. However, the US DVD insteat includes a 10:38 mininutes shorter version which misses out on several plot sequences. The cuts are not that noticeable and since the movie is a little slow, the US verison is not necessarily a bad one. However, if you wanted to see some nudity, you might be disappointed that the US DVD misses out on 4 seconds of revealing material.
In return, the UK VHS includes a shorter cut of 0.5 seconds of the pickaxe being stabbed into a person. Since all other gore stayed intact, this might be the result of a faulty mastertape.
US DVD: 73:59 min. (NTSC)
UK VHS: 86:10 min. (PAL)
Linda walks to Sara. The two of them talk about their hair. Linda says that she forgot her keays. Soon, they notice Tracy and wave to her. Sara says that her sister Judy wants to move in next year, which she does not like too much. Then she says that she thinks that Beth is a little strange.
UK VHS: 1:40 min.
Alternative material when the girls put on their dresses.
US DVD: 4 sec.
UK VHS: 5 sec.
The killer walks along the road.
UK VHS: 28 sec.
The moving van arrives.
This cut is not noticeable, since the shot of Beth was interrupted by the scene.
UK VHS: 7 sec.
The moving van drives off.
UK VHS: 12 sec.
We can see a car.
The girls start to arrange the chairs and talk about what Tracy might cook.
Then they take care of the decoration.
UK VHS: 1:44 min.
The killer drives along the road.
UK VHS: 21 sec.
Again, the killer drives along the road.
UK VHS: 19 sec.
When the pickaxe enters the body, the UK VHS misses out on a short sequence.
US DVD: 0.5 sec.
The killer drives along the road. In between there are flashbacks to him walking through the house.
UK VHS: 1:21 min.
The teens watch "Humanoids from the Deep" on TV.
Beth wakes up and walks along the hallway. Blood drips on her arm. She alks down in the cellar. The others still sit in front of the TV.
The killer sneaks through the house.
UK VHS: 4:04 min.
John says that he is worried about Beth and has to go home now. Beth asks him if he could stay around. They want to watch TV.
UK VHS: 33 sec.
The killer is hit by the shovel a few more times.
UK VHS: 3 sec.