Student Bodies (1981)

R  |   |  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 overview, first billed only:
Kristen Riter ...
Matthew Goldsby ...
Hardy (as Matt Goldsby)
Jerry Belson ...
The Breather (as Richard Brando)
Joe Talarowski ...
Mimi Weddell ...
Carl Jacobs ...
Peggy Cooper ...
Janice E. O'Malley ...
Kevin Mannis ...
Sara Eckhardt ...
Brian Batytis ...
Charles Ray
Joan Browning Jacobs ...
Mrs. Hummers
Angela Bressler ...


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 <>

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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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Producer and director Michael Ritchie had his named removed from the film's credits so as not to run into trouble from the striking writer's guild. Instead, screenwriter Mickey Rose was given on-screen director's credit. See more »


Obvious, muscular, male arms when Toby reaches up out of the ground to strangle Hardy. See more »


The Breather: [after repeatedly stepping in gum] I'd like to kill the kid with the gum!
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Spoofs The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) See more »


Ode to Joy
Written by Friedrich Schiller
Performed by Lamab High School Marching Band
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Subtly hilarious!
14 December 1998 | by (Williamsburg, Virginia) – See all my reviews

Seriously, it may seem like the dumbest movie you've ever seen, but honestly, it's about the best classic 'B' film you will ever have the misfortune to see. Dozens of memorable quotes... the catch is that you have to watch it about 20 times. See it!!!

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