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Student Bodies (1981)

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 ...
Matthew Goldsby ...
Hardy (as Matt Goldsby)
Jerry Belson ...
The Breather (as Richard Brando)
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Joe Talarowski ...
Mimi Weddell ...
Carl Jacobs ...
Peggy Cooper ...
Janice E. O'Malley ...
Kevin Mannis ...
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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13 1/2 Murders + 1423 Laughs = Student Bodies See more »

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7 August 1981 (USA)  »

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13 Asesinatos y medio  »

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Trivia

Though the film was a failure upon release in theaters, its subsequent airings on television helped to gain it a cult following. It was frequently shown on television due to the fact that the film featured little profanity or violence. See more »

Goofs

Students at football game talking about what will be happening next week at graduation; football games are in the fall and graduation is in spring. However, in the principal's speech in the second scene, he acknowledges that all the school's events are happening on one day (along with the prom, which needs to be at the end of the year) due to a cut in the school's budget. See more »

Quotes

Nurse Krud: Dead men tell no tales, but they fart.
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Connections

Referenced in Dead Before Dawn 3D (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Ode to Joy
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Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Lamab High School Marching Band
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"What's Going on in my Home at 75 Cents an hour?"
5 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Question:"Did you hang up?" Answer: "No I just said 'click'" This is just one of the hysterically funny lines in the very first horror-comedy ever made "Student Bodies"! This movie set the standard for future funny fear flicks like "Scary Movie" and it is hysterically funny. There are so many references to other movies in this one that at times it's hard to keep up. It's not just full of funny lines like "It was the killer, Chicken Lips!" but it is also full of funny visuals, like the teacher who erases the man's penis from the drawing on the chalk board and says "This is totally ugly, unnecessary and gets in the way!" or the teacher who quiets her class by clapping her erasers together and creating a huge puff of chalk dust! The killer wears green rubber gloves and uses the most bizarre murder weapons in cinema history such as an eggplant, a paper clip and yes even a horse head bookend! In this film you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about horse head bookends! This is a must-see horror comedy that will have you laughing till you pee yourself!


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