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Massacre at Central High (1976)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  September 1976 (USA)
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A high school transfer student, pushed to the edge by a trio of brutal bullies, resorts to murder to reclaim the school from oppression, and later turns against the students wanting to fill the vacuum of their oppressors.

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Complete credited cast:
Derrel Maury ...
David
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Mark
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Spoony
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Theresa
Ray Underwood ...
Bruce
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Craig
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Rodney (as Steve Sikes)
Lani O'Grady ...
Jane
Damon Douglas ...
Paul
Dennis Kort ...
Arthur
Cheryl Smith ...
Mary (as Rainbeaux Smith)
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Oscar
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Harvey (as Thomas Logan)
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Storyline

David is the new kid at Central High. The only person he knows is Mark, who runs with the local toughs led by Craig. David keeps his distance, preferring not to join the "club." He tries to convince the other students not to be pushed around, and intervenes once too often on their behalf. When he directly becomes a victim of Craig and the boys, David orchestrates a plan that causes an attrition problem amongst the members of the clique. Mark worries for his safety, even though he and David were once friends. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Blackboard Massacre  »

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Robert Carradine had difficulty with the line where he refers to Rodney's car as a 'Detroit gas guzzler'. Carradine fumbled the lines so many times that the shot had to be taken more than 20 times. See more »

Goofs

Sand on Mark's chest is visible in long shots but vanishes in medium shots while he is on the beach talking to Teresa, right after he has argued with Paul. See more »

Quotes

Paul: What are YOU gonna do, sit there and die?
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Referenced in Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010) See more »

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Crossroads
Music by Tommy Leonetti
Lyrics by Jill Williams
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Really good.

A new student at a California high school begin to eliminate a gang of students terrozing it in a rather violent fashion. Not a horror film, but rather a thriller. It is smartly written and features good acting, direction and tight editing. Never lags for a moment. The idea is typical, but the film is given great treatment despite a low budget. I give this film my seal of excellence. My rating: 8 out of 10.


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