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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Comedy | Horror


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7 August 1981 (USA)  »

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13 Asesinatos y medio  »

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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 »


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


Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen, in order to achieve an "R" rating today, a motion picture must contain full frontal nudity, graphic violence, or an explicit reference to the sex act. Since this film has none of those, and since research has proven that R-rated films are by far the most popular with the moviegoing public, the producers of this motion picture have asked me to take this opportunity to say "Fuck you."
[the MPAA R-rating logo appears on the screen]
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Starts off well, but...
17 January 2004 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

The first 20 or so minutes of the movie are pretty funny. Sure, there are some cheesy gags in there, but there is a jovial spirit that makes even these lamer gags ones that make you giggle. However, after that part of the movie ends, the frequency of the gags that work grows slower and slower. Eventually, the laughs totally stop and the remaining portion of the movie is somewhat painful to sit through. I suspect that the major production problems that happened during filming are the chief culprit here, not only explaining the drop in humor but also how some things don't make any sense even for a goofy comedy. (It would also explain how some additional gags seem to have been added in the movie during post-production.) There are laughs here - even a few that would be considered classics of some kind - but nowhere enough. Actually, considering how many visuals of the Dr. Pepper logo that are displayed, maybe it was intended as a commercial instead of an actual movie!

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