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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

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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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131/2 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

During the Breather's phone call to the babysitter in the beginning of the film, the phone's number plate is clearly visible. Instead of the standard fake movie "555" area code, we can see "713-270-5544". This is the current actual phone number for the Athletic Sports Bar in Houston, Texas. See more »

Goofs

When the African student arrives in wood shop, he is told he is late because it is already June. The principal's office has a calendar hanging dated as March, however. See more »

Quotes

The Breather: I said... huhahuhahuhahuhahuha...!
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Referenced in Criticized (2006) See more »

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When the Saints Go Marching In
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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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