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Night School (1981)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery  |  24 April 1981 (USA)
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Who's been decapitating the innocent girls at a local night school? The police are baffled.

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Leonard Mann ...
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Eleanor Adjai
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Vincent Millett
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Taj
Nicholas Cairis ...
Gus
Karen MacDonald ...
Carol
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Helene Griffin
Bill McCann ...
Gary
Margo Skinner ...
Stevie Cabot
Elizabeth Barnitz ...
Kim Morrison
Holly Hardman ...
Kathy
Meb Boden ...
Anne Barron
Leonard Corman ...
Priest
Belle McDonald ...
Marjorie Armand
Edward C. Higgins ...
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A Boston police detective investigates a series of gruesome decapitations of various college coeds commited by a helmeted, black-leather clad serial killer which leads him to suspect a well known anthropology professor as well as his female live-in assistant. Written by Anonymous

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A is for Apple B is for Bed C is for Co-ed D is for Dead F is for Failing to keep your Head! [USA theatrical] [as Night School] See more »

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24 April 1981 (USA)  »

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Alfred Sole (the director of 1976's Alice, Sweet Alice) was originally approached to direct this film, but Sole passed on it for another project. See more »

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When the second girl is being killed, after changing out of her scuba suit, her lips don't match her words several times during the attack. See more »

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Sex ..... severed heads ..... and "red herrings" .........................
11 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Rachel Ward's nude scene is definitely the highlight of this pseudo-slasher flick. The story opens very strong. I mean, you rarely see a beheading by merry-go-round. The story itself is more of a who done it, with a couple of gigantic "red herrings", and some totally inadequate police work. Although the film does generate some tension in the beginning, things gradually unwind in the logic department. This is mainly due to some real "rubber band" stretches of credibility. Only Rachel Ward's presence keeps "Night School" out of forgettable land. The "surprise ending" definitely will not hold up to close scrutiny, and that is an almost fatal flaw. - MERK


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