This derivative slasher clone is at least clever enough to lift its basic premise from one of the earliest slasher films on record, Black Christmas, setting the mayhem during a nearly-abandoned dormitory just prior to Christmas break. The few students who remain to clean up the grounds are quickly set upon by a faceless killer with everything from a drill to a pressure cooker, thus preventing the audience from having to endure the standard slasher character stereotypes (virginal heroine, class clown, reclusive weirdo, etc.) any longer than necessary. Painfully obvious red herrings abound, and the silly "twist" ending will probably leave viewers wondering if they missed the set-up. Look for Daphne Zuniga (making a less-than-memorable film debut) as a quickly-dispatched victim.
~ Cavett Binion, All Movie Guide