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A mad javelin thrower kills teenagers in the school. All promising athletes are executed in the most brutal way. Especially naked girls in dressing-rooms or saunas.

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Diane Paine
Lynn Banashek ...
Annie Rivers
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Phil Dandridge
Michael O'Leary ...
Frank Agee
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Lynn Fox
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Coach Drew (as Marcelyn Ann Williams)
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Nancy Wilson
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Sue Allen Baines
Nicholas Love ...
Joe Ward
Lauretta Murphy ...
Shelly
Michael Elliot ...
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Christopher Mankiewicz ...
Coach Jack Webber
Ed Call ...
Mr. Burger (as Edward Call)
Mel Klein ...
Annie's Father
Alan Waite ...
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A mad javelin thrower kills teenagers in the school. All promising athletes are executed in the most brutal way. Especially naked girls in dressing-rooms or saunas. Written by Kenneth Pettersson <kenneth.pettersson@mbox200.swipnet.se>

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Facile Games
16 March 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Take some characters that look like they came out of the 'Fame' TV series, add a script ripped off from countless 'Friday the 13th' and 'Halloween' clones, throw in a Dario Argento type music theme from 'Demons 2' and you have the ideal makings of a grade B straight to video or in this case, DVD film.

I too, bought this from a pound shop in the UK and that's about what it's worth. No more, no less. For 90 minutes of brainless fun, it's OK and quite enjoyable if you don't expect too much. And also can amuse oneself by spotting all the trappings of the 1980's, leg warmers, BIG hair and slang, i.e. 'making out, you're out of your gourd,'etc.

No use trying to detect who the mystery killer is as the rhyme and reason for it is so far off the logic scale as to be unreadable! Even for slasher films, this one is mega-dumb and just shoe-horned into the plot in the final moments with a handy discarded newspaper with a convenient, 'this explains everything,' revelation.

For lovers of kitsch horror movies only.


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