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Student Bodies (1981)

A murderer known as "The Breather" kills off high schoolers.

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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 ...
Scott
Sara Eckhardt ...
Brian Batytis ...
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Joan Browning Jacobs ...
Mrs. Hummers
Angela Bressler ...
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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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Comedy | Horror

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Release Date:

7 August 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

13 Asesinatos y medio  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,582,148, 9 August 1981, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,165,432
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The marching band featured in the parade scene was the Pearland High School marching band. See more »

Goofs

Cameraman shadows appear twice toward the end of the movie. 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]
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Connections

Referenced in Dead Teenager Movie (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

When the Saints Go Marching In
(uncredited)
Traditional
Performed by Lamab High School Marching Band
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"What's Going on in my Home at 75 Cents an hour?"
5 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

Question:"Did you hang up?" Answer: "No I just said 'click'" This is just one of the hysterically funny lines in the very first horror-comedy ever made "Student Bodies"! This movie set the standard for future funny fear flicks like "Scary Movie" and it is hysterically funny. There are so many references to other movies in this one that at times it's hard to keep up. It's not just full of funny lines like "It was the killer, Chicken Lips!" but it is also full of funny visuals, like the teacher who erases the man's penis from the drawing on the chalk board and says "This is totally ugly, unnecessary and gets in the way!" or the teacher who quiets her class by clapping her erasers together and creating a huge puff of chalk dust! The killer wears green rubber gloves and uses the most bizarre murder weapons in cinema history such as an eggplant, a paper clip and yes even a horse head bookend! In this film you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about horse head bookends! This is a must-see horror comedy that will have you laughing till you pee yourself!


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