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Mickey Rose (written by)
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7 August 1981 (USA) See more »
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131/2 Murders + 1423 Laughs = Student Bodies See more »
Plot:
A killer named the Breather tallies up a score of teenage bodies in this scathing parody of slasher films. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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The best of it's kind. Way ahead of it's time. See more (94 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Kristen Riter ... Toby
Matthew Goldsby ... Hardy (as Matt Goldsby)
Jerry Belson ... The Breather (as Richard Brando)

Joe Flood ... Mr. Dumpkin
Joe Talarowski ... Principal Peters
Mimi Weddell ... Miss Mumsley
Carl Jacobs ... Dr. Sigmund
Peggy Cooper ... Ms. Van Dyke
Janice E. O'Malley ... Nurse Krud
Kevin Mannis ... Scott
Sara Eckhardt ... Patti
Brian Batytis ... Wheels

Cullen G. Chambers ... Charles Ray
Joan Browning Jacobs ... Mrs. Hummers
Angela Bressler ... Julie
Kay Ogden ... Ms. Leclair
Douglas Cotner ... Mr. Hummers
Charles L. Trotter ... Announcer
Jonathan Walling ... Al
Keith Singleton ... Charlie
Dario O. Jones ... Mawamba
Thomas D. Cannon II ... Ralph
Oscar James ... Football Coach
Robyn Flanery ... Joan
Tammie M. Tignor ... Dagmar
Anita Taylor ... Bertha

Jack Armstrong ... Joe (as John M. Armstrong)
Brenda Maduzia ... Punker
Dorothy Rich ... Mrs. Peters
Anne Bell ... Teacher
Kathryn Reve Doster ... Sue
Lauren Ritchie ... Student
Janice Elaine Berridge ... Student
The Stick ... Malvert the Janitor
Zeno ... Meowing Dog
Casine ... Dog Chauffeur
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jennifer Kliesing ... Girl on Parade Float (uncredited)

Directed by
Mickey Rose 
Michael Ritchie (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Mickey Rose (written by)

Produced by
Jerry Belson .... executive producer
Harvey Miller .... executive producer
Michael Ritchie .... producer (as Allen Smithee)
Melvin Shapiro .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Gene Hobson 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Ebinger (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ruth Hope  (as Kathryn Ruth Hope)
 
Casting by
Gary Chason 
 
Production Design by
Donald B. Nunley  (as Donald Nunley)
 
Costume Design by
Kristin Nelson 
 
Makeup Department
Jamie Barber .... hair stylist
Jamie Barber .... makeup artist
Lynn Wolverton-Parker .... hair stylist (as Lynn Wolverton)
Lynn Wolverton-Parker .... makeup artist (as Lynn Wolverton)
 
Production Management
Fred Berner .... executive in charge of production
Jeffrey Hernandez .... unit manager
Susan Vogelfang .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bill Barvin .... second assistant director
Susan Vogelfang .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Edward 'Tantar' LeViseur .... assistant props (as Tantar LeViseur)
C.C. Deneen Nunley .... property master
Gregory R. Wolf .... assistant props
 
Sound Department
Ron Curfman .... sound mixer
Roberta Doheny .... sound effects
Joseph Geisinger .... boom operator (as Joe Geisinger)
Kimberly Harris .... sound effects
Lars Nelson .... sound effects
 
Stunts
David Sanders .... stunt coordinator (as David 'Stutter' Sanders)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Margaret Cox .... camera operator
Paul Elliott .... director of photography: second unit
Paul Elliott .... first assistant camera
Jack English .... gaffer
Wayne Forster .... best boy electric
David Hayball .... best boy grip
Steve Lubbe .... grip
Larry Markart .... first assistant camera: second unit
Robie Price .... grip
Ted Rhodes .... key grip
Newton TerMeer .... electrician (as Newton Thomas Termeer)
Mark Wells .... grip
 
Casting Department
Sandy Collister .... atmosphere casting (as Sandra Collister)
Susan Elkins .... atmosphere casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Susie DeSanto .... costume supervisor (as Susie DeSanta)
 
Editorial Department
Jack Garsha .... color timer
B.J. Sears .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Gene Hobson .... music realization
Alan Howarth .... electronic music producer
Alan Howarth .... electronic music recording
Patricia Peck .... music editor
Pamela J. Smith .... music realization
 
Other crew
Sam Bernstein .... production accountant
Janice Blue .... production assistant
Jo Edna Boldin .... craft service
Craig Busch .... production assistant
Cathy D'Amico .... production secretary
Jed Gillin .... production assistant
Rick Harris .... float operator
Kristy Jourdan .... production office coordinator
Kerry Lyn McKissick .... script supervisor (as Lyn McKissick)
Jeff McManus .... production assistant (as Jeff Gann McManus)
 
Thanks
Sue Hessel .... special thanks
 

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Trivia:
The name of the high school in the film is Lamab High, a reference to the real shooting location of Lamar High School in Houston, Texas.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Bertha is seen breathing when Toby finds her body in the car.See more »
Quotes:
The Breather:[to the audience] Hello, it's me, The Breather. You're probably wonder who I am. Who could I be? Could I be the innocent looking Toby? Would you trust a girl who looked like Prince Valiant in a plum sweater? Maybe I'm Dr. Sigmund; a man who was once arrested for corrupting the morals of a hooker...See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Ode to JoySee more »

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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
The best of it's kind. Way ahead of it's time., 21 August 2005
Author: insomniac_rod from Noctropolis

"Studen Bodies" is the movie that started the Horror parody movies. The winning formula of the movie is a mix between sexual/scatological humor and cheesy/teenager humor.

I had to dig into a rare video store's catacombs and after researching and finding some atrocities, I found "Student Bodies". I searched for this movie for years and finally the time came. The VSH copy I found to my surprise had good sound (although Mono) and decent image. I prepared myself pop corns and sat to enjoy this hidden gem.

The Slasher genre has a lot of clichès and "Student Bodies" makes the adequate and necessary parody of them. Sex being the motive for death scenes, gore, dumb characters and a lack of logic are the elements that this movie makes fun of.

The movie makes fun of "Friday the 13th", "When A Stranger Calls" and "Prom Night" mostly (also, look for the "Carrie" ending spoof). I wonder if Wes Craven was inspired by this movie to create "Scream" because most of it's scenes are very similar (including plot!).

The situations are very funny and perfectly mix with the funny lines and one-liners. With some discriminatory jokes towards a black guy, a minus-valid guy, a foreign student, etc. the movie works without being very rude. The script is clever and asks for the jokes and parodies. They don't make movies like this anymore. I prefer 10 times "Student Bodies" than the "Scary Movie" trilogy.

The actors do what they have to do. "The Stick" is a great comedian! and a cult classic character of the 80's cheesiness. The body count meter is another classic moment in the genre. I watched this movie under the name "Thirteen corpses and a half"; the title is explained because of the body count meter. My only beef with the movie is it's silly ending. I know the movie is a Horror Comedy but still the ending left a lot to desire. With a dumb explanation the events get resolved although I felt good for Malvert!

I wonder if they re released this movie in these days, would it be a hit? I think yes. It's a cheesy but funny movie and a good way to kill 80 minutes.

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