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Writers:
George Dugdale (written by) &
Mark Ezra (written by) ...
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Release Date:
14 November 1986 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
There's Horror in the Halls... Lynching in the Lunchroom... Murder in Metal Shop. See more »
Plot:
Eight different people are invited to their 10-year high school reunion at their now-closed down high school where a former student, disfigured from a prank gone wrong, is there to seek revenge. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Caroline Munro ... Carol
Simon Scuddamore ... Marty
Carmine Iannaccone ... Skip
Donna Yeager ... Stella (as Donna Yaeger)

Gary Martin ... Joe
Billy Hartman ... Frank
Michael Safran ... Ted (as Michael Saffran)
John Segal ... Carl
Kelly Baker ... Nancy
Sally Cross ... Susan
Josephine Scandi ... Shirley
Marc Smith ... Coach
Dick Randall ... Manny
Jon Clark ... Digby
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mark Ezra ... Jester (uncredited)

Directed by
George Dugdale 
Mark Ezra 
Peter Mackenzie Litten  (as Peter Litten)
 
Writing credits
George Dugdale (written by) &
Mark Ezra (written by) &
Peter Mackenzie Litten (written by) (as Peter Litten)

Produced by
Stephen Minasian .... producer (as Steve Minasian)
Dick Randall .... producer
 
Original Music by
Harry Manfredini 
 
Cinematography by
Alan Pudney 
 
Film Editing by
Jim Connock 
 
Production Design by
Geoff Sharpe 
 
Makeup Department
Craig Berkeley .... makeup artist (as Craig Berkely)
Alison Hall .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Laurence Rooke .... production manager (as Lawrence Rooke)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chick Norris .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Aram Allan .... design assistant
Terry Allen .... property master
John Armstrong .... carpenter
Fred Bishop .... painter
Andrew Crimin .... construction manager
Paul Crimin .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Dick Hunt .... sound mixer
Dave Pierce .... boom operator
Ted Ryan .... dubbing mixer
 
Special Effects by
John Humphreys .... prosthetics
Peter Mackenzie Litten .... special effects designer (as Peter Litten)
Robert Turner .... special effects rigger
 
Visual Effects by
Rex Neville .... opticals
Richard Perkis .... mechanical designer (as Richard Pirkis)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Connor .... camera operator (as Mike Connor)
Len Duncan .... chief electrician
Len Emery .... gaffer
Jasper Fforde .... focus puller (as Jaspar Fforde)
John Fonseca .... still photographer
Richard Gibb .... additional camera operator
Ricky Hall .... grip
Randall Larsen .... still photographer
John Ward .... steadicam operator
John Ward .... director of photography: additional photography (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Isabelle Blaire .... seamstress
Lee Scott .... wardrobe
 
Other crew
Chris Arkell .... production accountant
Amanda Carrara .... production secretary
Emily Copping .... continuity
Nick Dugdale .... unit runner
Mike Halford .... production assistant
Ed Newstead .... titles
Corliss Randall .... assistant to producers
 

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90 min | 91 min (uncut version)
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Trivia:
The films working title was "April Fool's Day", however the title was changed to keep this film from being confused with the Paramount film April Fool's Day (1986) which was released the same year.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Right before Ted chugs the beer, his shirt is buttoned up all the way. In the next shot, it is partially unbuttoned.See more »
Quotes:
Marty Rantzen:Hey, what's going on?
Carol Manning:Ever try it under the shower before?
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14 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Freaked me out when I was a wee tyke, 6 April 2006
Author: eyespy3001 from United States

Wow, praise IMDb and Google, for I have been trying to remember the name of this f'ing awesome movie for over 15 years now. Slaughter High, man! Hells yeah!

I'm not going to bore you with a plot summary, and actors, and yadda yadda yadda, 'cause you all know what's up. That's why you're here anyway. What I will do, however, is explain the fond memory I have of this quintessential 80's D-Movie slasher joint.

In 1987, when I was around the age of 7, my father used to rent all these horror movies. Would he care that his kids were watching them with him? No. So, at that young age i saw Slaughter High. What I saw in that movie stuck with me big time. I haven't seen it since, but I remember to this day most of the ridiculous kills in the movie. For example, the post-sex scene (why is there a metal bed in a school?) gets electrocuted. Or, the guy being drowned in a cess pool. Come on! My personal favorite, though...the exploding stomach from the tainted beer. Amazing! How can you honestly hate on a movie where one of the characters finds a beer in an abandoned school, like, 10 or 15 years later and thinks it would be a good idea to drink it? Then his stomach explodes? What!? And that great line: Let's take my car...it always starts. Classic crap all the way.

I mean, I look back now, almost 20 years later, and laugh at it. But when I was 7, I was scared sh!tless. That jester hat (or was it a mask?) that the killer rocks throughout freaked me the f*ck out!

All in all, yes, a crappy movie. But for nostalgia purposes and for humor factor this movie gets a 9 out of 10 from me. Either stay up every night real late and hope to catch this on same Late Late Late Movie show, or hunt down a VHS copy and dust off your VCR.

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