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Zombie High (1987)

A woman goes to previously all-male boarding school on a scholarship. She begins to separate herself from her boyfriend in order to devote more time to her new environment. Over a course of... See full summary »

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A woman goes to previously all-male boarding school on a scholarship. She begins to separate herself from her boyfriend in order to devote more time to her new environment. Over a course of time she notices that more and more students have lost their individuality, and approach their activities in a lifeless and automatic manner. Eventually a diabolical plot fostered by the faculty begins to emerge. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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2 October 1987 (USA)  »

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The School That Ate My Brain  »

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$12,165 (USA) (4 October 1987)

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$21,905 (USA)
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Trivia

Film debut of Paul Feig. See more »

Goofs

Three iron supports can be seen in the Ford after the crash. These were not there before in the car. See more »

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Referenced in iZombie: Astroburger (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Actions Speak Louder
Written by Kent Richards and Tymm Rocco
Performed by K. Richards, T. Rocco, B. Gabriele
Published by LA Musicworks, ASCAP
Administered by Karyn Engel, LA Musicworks
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Decent, Not Wonderful
4 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A woman goes to previously all-male boarding school on a scholarship. She begins to separate herself from her boyfriend in order to devote more time to her new environment. Over a course of time she notices that more and more students have lost their individuality, and approach their activities in a lifeless and automatic manner.

The most notable thing about this film is the pairing of two cult actresses: Sherilyn Fenn ("Twin Peaks") and Virginia Madsen ("Candyman"), as well as producing legend Cassian Elwes. Beyond that, the movie is largely forgettable.

Honestly, I think the worst part of the movie is the title. There is little inspiration that could have made such a bland title, and the film deserves better. Indeed, the first half exudes the 1980s horror sensibility and many fans of that era will like this one. It goes a bit downhill later on, but overall could have acquired a bit of a cult following with a better name and maybe a minor tweaking of the script.


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