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Student Bodies (1981)

 -  Comedy | Horror  -  7 August 1981 (USA)
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A killer named the Breather tallies up a score of teenage bodies in this scathing parody of slasher films.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Riter ...
Toby
Matthew Goldsby ...
Hardy (as Matt Goldsby)
Jerry Belson ...
The Breather (as Richard Brando)
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Mr. Dumpkin
Joe Talarowski ...
Principal Peters
Mimi Weddell ...
Miss Mumsley
Carl Jacobs ...
Dr. Sigmund
Peggy Cooper ...
Ms. Van Dyke
Janice E. O'Malley ...
Nurse Krud
Kevin Mannis ...
Scott
Sara Eckhardt ...
Patti
Brian Batytis ...
Wheels
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Charles Ray
Joan Browning Jacobs ...
Mrs. Hummers
Angela Bressler ...
Julie
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Storyline

A killer named the Breather terrorizes students at a high school. Whenever the killer finds students having sex, he kills them. He has some intense issues with which to deal. He likes to breathe heavily, and he likes to make prank calls while talking through a rubber chicken. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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131/2 Murders + 1423 Laughs = Student Bodies See more »

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7 August 1981 (USA)  »

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Student Bodies  »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The name of the high school in the film is Lamab High, a reference to the real shooting location of Lamar High School in Houston Texas. See more »

Goofs

When Toby is on the gurney with the corpse, the dead boy's eyes move. Later his arm moves. See more »

Quotes

[Over the phone]
Ms. Van Dyke: What makes your voice sound so funny?
The Breather: I'm disguising it.
Ms. Van Dyke: How?
The Breather: By talking through a rubber chicken.
Ms. Van Dyke: I thought it sounded like you were speaking through a rubber chicken.
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Connections

Referenced in Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

When the Saints Go Marching In
(uncredited)
Performed by Lamab High School Marching Band
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The Original Scary Movie!
27 February 2001 | by (New England) – See all my reviews

Exuberant, right-on parody of the then-current crop of horror films like HALLOWEEN and FRIDAY THE 13TH is one of the great parodies of the period, twenty years before SCARY MOVIE claimed to do the same thing for the first time! Like all good spoofs, it alternates between perfect imitation and surreal departure. There's lots of sexy teens running about in bras and panties, and a really creepy double-jointed guy known only as "The Stick". And this may be the only horror movie to have its "R" rating stuck right in the middle of the picture, thanks to a hilarious bit excised from TV airings of this neglected comedy. Funny murders, kooky/grotesque characters, great trick ending. What's ironic is how many of the trademarks bits of these movies, like the stalking camera and the telephone terrorist, haven't changed a bit in two generations of bad horror films! Produced by the enigmatic non- producer, Allan Smithee. For my money, the three great parodies of this era are AIRPLANE!, CAVEMAN and this.


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