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Horror High -- A shock-filled tale of a serious and shy but brilliant science student who, when wrongfully forced to consume a new drug he'd created, becomes a modern day Jeckyl and Hyde.


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March 1974 (USA) See more »
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Pat Cardi ... Vernon Potts

Austin Stoker ... Lieutenant Bozeman
Rosie Holotik ... Robin Jones
John Niland ... Coach McCall
Joye Hash ... Miss Grindstaff (as Joy Hash)
Jeff Alexander ... Mr. Griggs
Mike McHenry ... Roger Davis
Nick Felix ... Mr. Henshaw
Michelle Falerne ... Girl-Student
Laura Williamson ... Nurse
Charles Mann ... School Principal
Abner Haynes ... Assistant Coach
Steve Kidwell ... Assistant Coach
Campbell Thomas ... Narrator
Chuck Beatty ... Policeman
Calvin Hill ... Policeman
D.D. Lewis ... Policeman
Joe Greene ... Coach's Buddy / Policeman
Craig Morton ... Policeman
Robert R. Reedy ... Policeman
Bill Truax ... Policeman

Directed by
Larry N. Stouffer 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
J.D. Feigelson  (as Jake Fowler)

Produced by
James P. Graham .... producer
Original Music by
Don Hulette 
Cinematography by
Janis P. Valtenbergs 
Film Editing by
Travis Rhodes 
Art Direction by
Joe Thompkins 
Makeup Department
Beverly Gilbert .... makeup
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jerry Caraway .... second assistant director
Mike Varner .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Oliver H. Oliver .... sound engineer
Special Effects by
Jack Bennett .... special effects
Donald Crawford .... special effects assistant
Wayne Dillard .... stunts
Randy Fife .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Driskell .... assistant camera
Bruce Graydon .... camera operator
Jack Marty .... key grip
Casting Department
Maxine Anderson .... casting in L.A.
Laura Williamson .... casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laura Williamson .... wardrobe
Other crew
J. Keith van Straaten .... commentary (video version)


Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Kiss the Teacher... Goodbye!" - USA (alternative title)
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85 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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The writer Jack Fowler is actually a pseudonym for J.D. Feigelson, who also wrote the classic Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981) (TV).See more »
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I've changed, I don't look the same, I don't think you'd like to see me!, 26 March 2000
Author: Charles Phelps from McKinney, TX

I am glad to see other "Twisted Brain's" out there! I first read about "Horror High" in a monster magazine in 1974. I saw it in 1976 on TV (at 2:30 AM!) as "Twisted Brain" and it gave me the Heebie-Jeebies! I was 11 you see. The "Janitor in a drum", the paper-cutter decapitation, and the cleat stomping were quite disturbing to me (and for some reason still are). I later told a friend and whenever it came on, we would set alarms at our respective houses, get up in the night and watch this "classic", even cassette taping the soundtrack so as to relive the experience. We walked pigeon-toed, said "Vernon...that you?" and tried playing the cool soundtrack on our guitars. When I graduated college in 1987, a copy of this on a beta VCR tape was my gift to myself. Bad acting? Maybe. Amateurish? Well, it was shot on 16mm. Entertaining? You bet your bippy! I am a movie freak and have seen (and own copies of) hundreds. For some strange reason, this particular one has fascinated me and haunted me ever since I first saw it. Based on some of the comments I have seen, my experience is not unique. Maybe it is not quite the "BOMB" that some critics make it out to be. It may not be an Orson Welles epic, but it definitely has something going for it. Watch it. It may get under your skin too. Pat Cardi RULES!!

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