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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 ...
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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7 August 1981 (USA)  »

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13 Asesinatos y medio  »

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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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Football Coach: Wait a minute. Now, he could be our man. Look at him! Look at him! He's got blood on his hands!
Malvert the Janitor: No, since accident, Malvert pee red. You know good urologist?
[phone rings]
Ms. Van Dyke: I'll get it. I'm farthest from the phone.
Miss Mumsley: That makes sense.
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Connections

Spoofs Carnival of Souls (1962) See more »

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When the Saints Go Marching In
(uncredited)
Performed by Lamab High School Marching Band
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Horror or Parody?
4 March 1999 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

A 1980'S version of "Scream." I found myself laughing more than anything. "The Breather," made me laugh. I couldn't help it. I thought I was supposed to laugh. The guy is making snide remarks and breathing like a horny 12 year old for the entire movie. The cast is unknowns, which makes the movie a sort of cult classic for me. I enjoy the film because it's just plain old silly. It's not gory and it's not in the least bit scary. It makes fun, more than anything, how murder victims in horror movies end up. You'd never see a killer walking around with a bunch of Hefty trash bags as their weapon, but in this film it's used purely for the laughs and after a while it does get old, but "the Breather" will make you laugh enough to watch the whole thing. Good for a Halloween laugh.


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