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A few years ago, a mysterious serial-killer caused panic on Crippen High School. The killer was never caught. A movie company, Cosmic Pictures, has decided to make a feature movie about ... See full summary »

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Lori Lethin ...
Callie Cassidy / Sarah Walker / Susan
Brendan Hughes ...
Steven Blake
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Harry Sleerik
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Josh Forbes
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Principal Kastleman
Richard Brestoff ...
Arthur Lyman Kastleman
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Amos
Pepper Martin ...
Chief Deyner
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Officer Tyler
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Richard Birnbaum
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Richard Farley
Panchito Gómez ...
Choo Choo
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Donny Porter
Marvin J. McIntyre ...
Robbie Rice (as Marvin McIntyre)
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A few years ago, a mysterious serial-killer caused panic on Crippen High School. The killer was never caught. A movie company, Cosmic Pictures, has decided to make a feature movie about these events - on location, at the now abandoned school. Since members of cast and crew disappear without a trace, it seems as if history is repeating itself... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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School spirt has never been this dead. See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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De Volta à Escola de Horrores  »

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Alex Rocco, Scott Jacoby and George Clooney have all appeared separately on episodes of "The Golden Girls". See more »

Goofs

Early on, we meet Oliver, an actor playing Steve the policeman, who investigated the 1982 murders when they happened. Later, though, it is revealed that Steve and Cathy were high school sweethearts at the time of the murders. If Steve was still a high school student, he would not have been a policeman yet, and could not have investigated the murders. See more »

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Steven Blake: Class dismissed!
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Crazy Credits

The End...or is it? After all of the credits roll and "Scary Movies" ends, you will hear the mop bucket squeak as it pass by. See more »

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References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

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MAN FOR ME
Performed by Wendy Fraser
Written by Stacy Widelitz and Wendy Fraser
Published by Strawberry Fork Music Co. / BMI
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A pleasant surprise.
28 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

This movie could serve as a wake-up call to all those who thought "Scream" was oh-so-stunningly-original. Witty lines like "Why does everyone always want to go to a dark basement without even a flashlight?", commenting on the oldest horror cliches, pop up here ten whole years before they became "fashionable". The film does have a very complex structure and adds one bizarre twist after another in the last 30 minutes, and ends up not making a whole lot of sense; in that respect, it reminded me of the funny 1976 whodunit-spoof "Murder By Death". And just like in that film, you'll be better off ignoring the plot and concentrating on the individual moments and scenes. There are some engaging performances (particularly by Lori Lethin and Alex Rocco as the producer - "write them a hopeful, life-affirming scene where they talk about love and children, and make sure it's set in the showers, so they can be naked!"), and in general the film offers much more creativity than you'd normally expect to find in this genre. (**1/2)


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