Girls Nite Out (1982)
There are many reasons that I will rent a horror film - it could be a favorite director (or actor), a recommendation from a friend, or that it warranted a special edition (or blu ray release). The reason I rented Girls Nite Out is because I had read that the killer wears a bear suit  - that was really all I needed to know. Anyone who has seen The Shining knows that's creepy. I had planned to show a screenshot of the bear, but maybe that ruins the surprise a little bit? I'm just going to show you a picture of his paw, which has retractable knife blades (btw, this is two years before Freddy's glove in A Nightmare on Elm Street).
That's all you get - you'll have to rent it to see the whole bear. Now there are several other reasons why I think you might enjoy Girls Nite Out. The premise is that a group of college kids are doing an on-campus scavenger hunt (at night), following a big basketball game . Naturally, they get separated from each other and get picked off by the bear-suited killer  - intercut with that is a college radio DJ giving out clues and playing hits from the late-60s (such as "Yummy Yummy Yummy" and "Summer in the City") . It's very reminiscent of the DJ scenes in The Warriors ("ok, let's get down to it boppers..."), although she was much cooler. The killer uses a not-scary, raspy voice when making taunting calls to the radio DJ, not unlike the killer in Scream. Notable characters include a guy who farts while in bed with his girlfriend and a cafeteria lady who honks a small horn after telling a joke (played by Rutanya Alda, of The Stuff and Amityville II, among others). Hal Holbrook plays the campus security guard who is trying to catch the killer - you may know him as the Deep Throat character in All The President's Men, but he's also in Creepshow and The Fog. The college kids are all pretty hammy - their dialogue is over-the-top hilarious; totally enjoyable. There are some great scenes too. Early in the film, two gravediggers pull a body bag out of a van and begin digging a grave for it, but before they can finish, the killer attacks and buries them instead - afterwards we see that the body bag is empty. All of the scenes with the bear are good, but my favorite is one that just shows his feet walking through a dark forest. The flashbacks are done in an interesting way - the characters narrate previous scenes as they give their reports to Hal Holbrook. Also, don't miss the posters for "Mr. Spock's Music from Outer Space" and "Save the Alligator...Eat a Preppie". The score has some simple but effective synth cues here and there (as well as orchestral passages), but I'm guessing that these are from stock music, since there isn't a composer listed in the credits.
 It's actually the costume for the basketball team's mascot, which someone carelessly left on their Eames Lounge.
 This is perhaps the only horror film to open with a basketball game.
 The killer may or may not be a former student who has escaped from the local sanitarium. It makes me wonder if that idea started with Halloween or if it's simply an extension of an older urban legend...
 Sometimes the DJ likes to play these songs more than once.