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March 1974 (USA) See more »
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A nerdy high school super whiz experiments with a chemical which will transform his guinea pig "Mr. Mumps" from a gentle pet into a ravenous monster... See more » | Add synopsis »
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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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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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It's Pat! Cardi, that is..., 21 October 2001
Author: altamont from New London, CT

Like many impressionable adolescents within late-night or Saturday-afternoon viewing range of WOR (Channel 9) or WPIX (Channel 11) in the mid to late seventies, I developed an early affection for this, the perfect adolescent horror clunker. Yes, the papercutter. Yes, the acid vat. Yes, the cleats. And hell yes... Mister Mumps. Whatever Pat Cardi's shortcomings as an actor, he made a convincing tortured high-school Jeckyll & Hyde. I never found it particularly terrifying except perhaps for that hideous ballad in the background as Vernon rides his bike to school, but it's far more compelling in a (relatively) innocently creepy way than the slicker and more cynically formulaic eighties slasher flicks that followed. Like 'Plan 9' and 'Silent Night, Bloody Night' (both big in the 9/11 universe, and endlessly repeated since the broadcast rights must have been cheap... thank Jah I came of age before the infomercial era), it rightly belongs to the Cinema of Obsession, all the more convincingly when you're 16 and watching it for the fifth time at 2:45am.

There's something to be said for a teen revenge flick that could have plausibly been written and directed by a pimply adolescent.

Reading some of the other comments reminded me that this was also one of the films that made me realize that my early tastes in cult film weren't nearly so obscure as I thought. I remember being flabbergasted as a junior in high school circa 1979 to meet a fairly cute, well-adjusted girl from another school who had seen it three or four times

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