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Splatter University (1984)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  13 July 1984 (USA)
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A patient escapes from a mental hospital, killing one of his keepers and then a University professor after he makes his way to the local college. Next semester, the late prof's replacement ... See full summary »

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Julie Parker (as Francine Forbes)
Ric Randig ...
Mark Hammond
Dick Biel ...
Father Janson / Daniel Grayham
Kathy LaCommare ...
Cathy Hunter (as Kathy Lacommare)
Laura Gold ...
Cynthia
Ken Gerson ...
Tom Scavelli
Sal Lumetta ...
Wolf
Clifford Warren ...
Classroom Wise Guy
Noel Stilphen ...
Margaret
Mary Ellen David ...
Mrs. Bloom
Jane Doniger Reibel ...
Mrs. Huner
Dan Eaton ...
Father Williams
John Elias Michalakis ...
John (as John Michaels)
George Seminara ...
Tony
Joanna Mihalakis ...
Doreen
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A patient escapes from a mental hospital, killing one of his keepers and then a University professor after he makes his way to the local college. Next semester, the late prof's replacement and a new group of students have to deal with a new batch of killings. Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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The Hollowbrook Drive-In in Peekskill, New York was featured in the film. 'Splatter University' later wound up being screened there before the theater was demolished. See more »

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The graffiti the teacher writes on the bathroom stall was already there in a previous shot. See more »

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Father Janson: What's troubling you lately?
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You Don't Like Me
Written and performed by The Tennessee Pedestrians
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if only the director had gone to Splatter University!
26 May 2005 | by (Upstate New York) – See all my reviews

Really, really bad slasher movie. A psychotic person escapes from an asylum. Three years later he kills a sociology professor, end of scene. One semester yesterday later (hey, that's what the title card said) a new sociology professor is at the school. She makes friends with another female sociology professor who works there, and starts dating another professor. The students are all bored, as are we.

There are a number of title cards indicating how much time has passed. Scenes are pretty short, and cut to different characters somewhere else, making for little progression of any kind. A lot of scenes involve characters walking and talking, or sitting and talking, and serve little purpose. Despite the passage of time, many of the characters are always wearing the same clothing. Sometimes the unclear passage of time means when we see a body for the second time, we ask ourselves: how long has that body been there? And also, at least one of the dead people don't seem to have been missed by others.

The killer manages to kill one person by stabbing her in the breast, another by stabbing him in the crotch, and another by slicing her forehead. Is his knife poisoned or something?

The video box cover has a cheerleader: there aren't any in the movie. The rear cover has a photo of someone in a graduation cap and gown menacing a group of women in a dorm room. The central redhead in the photo is in the movie, but nobody ever wears such an outfit, and there is no such scene. The killer is strictly one-on-one.


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