Who's been decapitating the innocent girls at a local night school? The police are baffled.


(as Kenneth Hughes)



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonard Mann ...
Lt. Judd Austin
Eleanor Adjai
Vincent Millett
Nick Cairis ...
Gus (as Nicholas Cairis)
Karen MacDonald ...
Helene Griffin
Bill McCann ...
Margo Skinner ...
Stevie Cabot
Elizabeth Barnitz ...
Kim Morrison
Holly Hardman ...
Meb Boden ...
Anne Barron
Leonard Corman ...
Belle McDonald ...
Marjorie Armand
Edward C. Higgins ...
Coroner (as Ed Higgins)


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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Release Date:

11 September 1981 (USA)  »

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Terror Eyes  »

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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 »


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 »


Stevie Cabot: How do you want your eggs?
Judd Austin: Cooked.
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Referenced in Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) See more »

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Half-decent slasher
10 July 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Although it is now lost in the annals of 1980's slasher movies, Terror Eyes, or Night School, has at least one claim to fame. The tale of a motorcycle helmet-wearing killer armed with a kukri blade and a distaste for co-eds was deemed so vile that it was placed on Britain's notorious 'Video Nasty' list and banned. Such is the irony of the video nasty list, Terror Eyes will never be totally forgotten now thanks to Mary Whitehouse and her crusade. And arguably, it shouldn't, as although the film manages to tick off every cliché in the slasher handbook, it delivers a few effectively-staged set- pieces more in common with the giallo genre.

The basic premise is that Boston is under attack from a serial killer dressed head-to-toe in black leather, whose identity is permanently disguised by a motorcycle helmet. The first murder we witness sees a young teacher's aide get her head lopped off after being forced into a rather twisted merry-go-round ride. Educated cop Lt. Judd Austin (Leonard Mann) is the detective assigned to the case, along with his trusted, wise-cracking partner Taj (Joseph R. Sicari). Their investigations lead them to a local college and to the classroom of anthropology professor Vincent Millett (Drew Snyder). Millett is an expert on tribal rituals in Borneo, where the skulls of defeated enemies are often worn as trophies. Austin spots a similarity to the way the victims heads are being removed and left submerged in water, and so investigates Millet and his relationship to his young assistant Eleanor (Rachel Ward) further.

Possibly the most alarming thing about Terror Eyes is not the dodgy effects or lack of plot, but the fact that it was directed by the same guy who gave us Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Ken Hughes. You would never guess it though, there's no sickly sets or questionable Cockney accents here, but Hughes' experience in mainstream Hollywood may be the reason that Terror Eyes feels a slight step above the usual slasher fare. The build-up to the moments of routine butchery are patient and manage to generate a little tension, more akin to Argento than, say, anything found in the Friday the 13th series. But for the most part, this is standard slasher fare, chocked full of awkward cop banter, wooden acting, annoying comic relief, and a bizarre erotic shower scene during which Millet rubs a sort of berry paste all over a moaning Eleanor.

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