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Night School (1981)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonard Mann ...
Judd Austin
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Eleanor
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Vincent Millett
...
Taj
Nick Cairis ...
Gus (as Nicholas Cairis)
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
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Marjorie Armand
Edward C. Higgins ...
Coroner (as Ed Higgins)
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Storyline

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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Man is the only animal that kills for pleasure [UK theatrical] [as Terror Eyes] See more »

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Horror | Mystery

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11 September 1981 (USA)  »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Gus: [Gary is standing in the middle of the diner staring at Eleanor]
[from behind him]
Gus: Hey you! I told you to take that garbage out ten minutes ago. Now get it out!
Carol: Oh Gus, he can't help it. You know he's a little slow.
Gus: Never seen anybody so goddamn stupid all my life.
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References He Knows You're Alone (1980) See more »

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Rachel Ward's Bottom in American giallo
5 April 2012 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

An excellent slasher/whodunnit you might not have heard about.Brutal killings,attractive women.attractive men,big knife,Freudian Symbolism,shower scene and red herrings.Even a surprise ending,although one that is a bit out of place especially compared to the rest of the movie.It's all there.So how come Night School isn't a more popular title? Your guess is as good as mine. But it could be that it has to do with the relatively late release on DVD. The pacing is a little uneven at times which does hurt the tension slightly. And the ending could be considered unsatisfying.It's one you will see coming and at the same time not at all. Very inventive I have to say although like I said earlier a bit out of tune with the movie overall. Honestly,I had fun watching since it does most things right.And to see Rachel Ward's bottom in all it's glory can't be that bad,now is it?


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