MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,272 this week

Student Bodies (1981)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  7 August 1981 (USA)
5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 3,082 users  
Reviews: 94 user | 51 critic

A killer named the Breather tallies up a score of teenage bodies in this scathing parody of slasher films.

Directors:

, (uncredited)

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 36 titles
created 20 Jan 2011
 
a list of 31 titles
created 13 Feb 2011
 
a list of 34 titles
created 02 Jun 2011
 
a list of 36 titles
created 04 Jan 2014
 
a list of 22 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Student Bodies" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Student Bodies (1981)

Student Bodies (1981) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Student Bodies.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A Family moves into a house inhabited by scary creatures and a number of close calls ensue.

Director: Howard R. Cohen
Stars: Richard Benjamin, Paula Prentiss, Jeffrey Tambor
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Carrie, Mitzie, and Chicago get in trouble a lot in the women's prison, but are offered early parolement if they agree to become subjects of a study on human aggression and antisocial ... See full summary »

Director: Gus Trikonis
Stars: Warren Stevens, Jillian Kesner, Janice Heiden
Pandemonium (1982)
Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Tom Smothers stars as the brave mountie, who along with his trusty horse and bitter deputy Paul Reubens must track down a killer who is stalking coeds at a nearby cheerleader camp.

Director: Alfred Sole
Stars: Tom Smothers, Carol Kane, Tammy Alverson
Wacko (1982)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Cops try to track down the infamous "Lawnmower Killer."

Director: Greydon Clark
Stars: Joe Don Baker, Stella Stevens, George Kennedy
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

At the snobby Crawford Academy, Virginia's group of friends start to go missing years after horrible events that happened to her as a child around her birthday.

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Melissa Sue Anderson, Glenn Ford, Lawrence Dane
Parents (1989)
Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young boy living in 1950s suburbia begins to wonder where his parents get their meat from...

Director: Bob Balaban
Stars: Randy Quaid, Mary Beth Hurt, Sandy Dennis
Terror Train (1980)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A masked killer targets six college kids responsible for a prank gone wrong three years earlier and who are currently throwing a large New Year's Eve costume party aboard a moving train.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Stars: Ben Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Hart Bochner
Prom Night (1980)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A masked killer stalks four teenagers, responsible for the accidental death of a little girl six years earlier, at their high school's senior prom.

Director: Paul Lynch
Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Casey Stevens
The Prowler (1981)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A masked killer, wearing World War II U.S. Army fatigues, stalks a small New Jersey town bent on reliving a 35-year-old double murder by focusing on a group of college kids holding an annual Spring Dance.

Director: Joseph Zito
Stars: Vicky Dawson, Christopher Goutman, Lawrence Tierney
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The Basketball team is having a slumber party, but people soon start turning up dead.

Director: Amy Holden Jones
Stars: Michelle Michaels, Robin Stille, Michael Villella
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

An unknown killer is killing off the members of a small cheerleader group at a remote cheerleader training camp.

Director: John Quinn
Stars: Betsy Russell, Leif Garrett, Lucinda Dickey
Comedy

After experiencing a series of sexually related mishaps, a high school adds sexual education to its curriculum to rehabilitate the student body, and hires Laci Cox to teach it - the only catch is Laci is a virgin.

Director: Andrew Drazek
Stars: Whitney Moore, Tom Arnold, Simon Rex
Edit

Cast

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 ...
Patti
Brian Batytis ...
Wheels
...
Charles Ray
Joan Browning Jacobs ...
Mrs. Hummers
Angela Bressler ...
Julie
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

131/2 Murders + 1423 Laughs = Student Bodies See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 August 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

13 Asesinatos y medio  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The marching band featured in the movie is the Pearland High School marching band from Pearland, Texas. The band also goes by the local name "The Pride of Pearland." See more »

Goofs

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

Mr. Dumpkin: You don't need your family. You don't need your friends. As long as you have, a horsehead bookend.
[overhears Toby talking]
Mr. Dumpkin: Talking? During horsehead bookends? Who was that? Sure, the girl. What have we here, Miss Shouldn't-be-in-the-class-anyway?
Toby: Well, it's a horsehead bookend, Mr. Dumpkin.
Mr. Dumpkin: You stained it and everything. I couldn't have done a better job myself.
Toby: That's what I was thinking.
[the word SUSPECT flashes in front of Mr. Dumpkin]
See more »

Connections

References The Godfather (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Ode to Joy
(uncredited)
Written by Friedrich Schiller
Performed by Lamab High School Marching Band
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"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.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Scream ripped this movie off!! tfmagog
SEARCHING FOR MALVERT!!! lipsey-1
The truth about STUDENT BODIES kdavidcochran-1
This is so much better than Scary Movie 1and 2 MaxineMastrantonio
dvd release of the movie shakitup
DVD jobless_samurai
Discuss Student Bodies (1981) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?