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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 ...
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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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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 »

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In the end credits, during the listing of "thanks" to companies who have provided products and services, Chambord Liqueurs is misspelled as "Chanbord" See more »

Quotes

The Breather: [on the phone] I'm gonna kill next at the football game. Click.
Ms. Van Dyke: Did you hang up?
The Breather: No, I just said "click".
[then hangs up]
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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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Ode to Joy
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Written by Friedrich Schiller
Performed by Lamab High School Marching Band
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"Sex kills! Sex kills!"
22 May 2011 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

Before "Scary Movie" decided to spoof the slasher genre, the 80s had its very own send-up called "Student Bodies". It came quite early you might add, even before the sub-genre had completely hit it off. Anyhow despite that, we know where the ammo for this fun is coming from. "Halloween" and "Black Christmas" comes to mind. Quite variable, but this cheeky and in bad-taste enterprise pokes fun at everything (no one… that's no one is safe), including itself which makes it enjoyably amusing as the typical stereotypes are turn upside down. The story is old-hat and a little tame, but the craziness of the situations makes it hard not to get a tickle out of it. The script holds an exceedingly self-knowing attitude, filled with smart-lipped dialogues and the humour is visually evident too. Slapstick bumbling (the murderer's weapon of choice is just ridiculous) to the humorous use of subtitles pointing out the obvious. The intro perfectly paints it ("I have the feeling this is the last time I baby sit"). Even the music score gets into the action. The apparent genre staples are turned into gags, because how blatant they are in a story's progression for things to work. Horny students, suspicious red herrings, virgin heroine and of course heavy breathing. Some gags are repeatedly used, some to good effect and others became a little tiring. After halfway through it was starting to wear a little thin, but then it breaks out even more insane revelations… one topped off by another. There are about three climaxes! The ending has a nice little homage to a horror classic… which you simply see coming. The performances are spot-on, aiming for a mock seriousness approach and it works with the kooky array of memorable characters like Malvert the janitor. A more than decent little slasher parody.


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