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Slaughter High (1986)

Eight people are invited to their old high school for their ten-year reunion where a fellow former student, disfigured from a prank gone wrong, is out to seek revenge.
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Cast

Cast overview:
Caroline Munro ... Carol
Simon Scuddamore ... Marty
Carmine Iannaccone ... Skip
Donna Yeager Donna Yeager ... Stella (as Donna Yaeger)
Gary Martin ... Joe
Billy Hartman Billy Hartman ... Frank
Michael Safran ... Ted (as Michael Saffran)
John Segal ... Carl
Kelly Baker ... Nancy
Sally Cross Sally Cross ... Susan
Josephine Scandi ... Shirley
Marc Smith ... Coach
Dick Randall ... Manny
Jon Clark ... Digby
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Storyline

A group of popular students play a cruel prank on a shy nerd resulting in a terrible accident. Years later a reunion is held where each of the students face a stalker killer who may be the same nerd out for revenge. Written by Losman <losman@express-news.net>

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Where the student body is going to pieces. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

April Fool's Day See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (uncut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The directors tried to get Telly Savalas and then Peter Lawford to play the gym coach but both wanted too much money. See more »

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When Shirley is burned in the acid bath, her position and facial burns change between shots. First she drowns unconscious from the burns, and has obvious marks on her face from the acid. The next two shots, the others hear her screaming, and then she's struggling to pull herself out of the tub, but her facial burns have disappeared. Next shot, she's suddenly still again; her face, now changed to a waxy state which breaks off like cement; just as the others arrive to find her. Realistically her face should be melting away or peeling off. Next shot, the surviving group enter the bathroom to find the shriveled remains of a skeleton. See more »

Quotes

Marty: Hey, what's going on?
Carol: Ever try it under the shower before?
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They sure don't make them like this anymore....
30 April 2006 | by CharlesVariationsSee all my reviews

God Bless 80's slasher films. This is a fun, fun movie. This is what slasher films are all about. Now I'm not saying horror movies, just slasher films. It goes like this: A high school nerd is picked on by all these stupid jocks and cheerleaders, and then one of their pranks goes horribly wrong. Disfigured and back for revenge, sporting a Joker/Jester mask (pretty creepy looking, might i add), Marty begins to kill off those teens one by one many years later, after he manages to make them believe that their old abandoned high school is having a reunion. That is basically the plot? What's wrong with that? That's the beauty of 80's slasher films, most of them i would say. A lot of things could be so ridiculous, but they keep drawing you more in an' in as they go by. Especially this film.

It features some outrageous killings, and some are quite creative as well. (poisoning of a beer can, acid bath, i can't remember a javelin ever being used before in any other slasher film either)It really is a fun, fun movie. That's all it is. Nevermind the fact that the characters are complete idiots, never mind their stupidity, and never mind the outrageous, random things that occur in this film. Such as lights being able to be controlled by the killer (when he's not even switching any buttons, you'll see) and toilets being able to cough up blood, baths being able to have acid come out of them, just use that as part of your entertainment! Because thats what really makes it entertaining.

Movies like this represent 80's slashers. Never again could movies like this get made, know why? It isn't the 80's anymore. That is why you should just cherish them for what they are, good fun! I highly recommend this film if you're a hardcore fan of Slahsers such as Friday the 13th.

One last note this movie also had a kick ass villain as well, Marty Rantzen. A disfigured, nerd, who kills all his old foes in a creepy Jester mask. A good villain makes a good slasher. Simon Scuddamore, who played Marty apparently committed suicide shortly after Slaughter High was released. That alone adds something creepy to the film, and sticks with it and it even makes you feel more sorry for the Marty character, i guess. All in all, great 80's slashers fun! It's a shame it will never be the same again...


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