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
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The Laugh Count Begins
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The film was funded by Paramount because of the writers strike that was going on in 1981. The studio wanted to put out as many non-union films as possible during the strike. See more
In the opening scene when the phone begins to shake from the "ringing" of the "breather" calling, you can see someone's forehead that's moving the phone on the table in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen, black curly hair. (In the DVD version the shot is corrected so you cannot see the crewman.) See more
Ms. Van Dyke
Did you hang up?
No, I just said click.
Referenced in The New York Ripper
Ode to Joy
Written by Friedrich Schiller
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