5 user 7 critic

Summer School (2006)

Not Rated | | Horror | 5 October 2006 (USA)
Having spent the last three days watching crappy B grade horror films, to catch up on his website movie reviews, Charles attempts to attend his first day of Summer School. All he wants to ... See full summary »

Watch Now

With Prime Video

1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Absentia (2011)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A woman and her sister begin to link a mysterious tunnel to a series of disappearances, including that of her own husband.

Director: Mike Flanagan
Stars: Catherine Parker, Courtney Bell, Dave Levine
Zombie (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Strangers searching for a young woman's missing father arrive at a tropical island where a doctor desperately searches for the cause and cure of a recent epidemic of the undead.

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Tisa Farrow, Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson

A survival love story! A young husband and wife must fight to return home in a post-apocalyptic mid-western landscape ravaged by gangs.

Director: Mike P. Nelson
Stars: Kate Bosworth
Short | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A jealous boyfriend trys to redeem his obsession with his lost love.

Directors: Mike P. Nelson, Troy McCall
Stars: Annie Heise, Matt Henry, Charles Hubbell
Meadowoods (Video 2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

In a sleepy and uneventful small town, three college students, bored and desperate to make their mark, plot a savage and merciless murder.

Director: Scott Phillips
Stars: Michael Downey, Kerry Goodwin, Diane Kenley
The Inflicted (2012)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

David O'Hara is a troubled medical student who kidnaps, rapes and murders women. He impregnates one of his victims, Melissa Daniels, in an attempt to replace the family that he lost as a ... See full summary »

Director: Matthan Harris
Stars: Matthan Harris, Bill Moseley, Sid Haig
Summer School (1987)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A high-school gym teacher has big plans for the summer, but is forced to cancel them to teach a "bonehead" English class for misfit goof-off students. Fortunately, his unconventional brand ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Reiner
Stars: Mark Harmon, Kirstie Alley, Robin Thomas
The Goodbye (2016)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Mike P. Nelson
Stars: Kirsten Gregerson, Hugh Kennedy, Ashley Rose Montando
Studio Luma (2014–2015)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Kate Gaulke, Amanda Day, Toussaint Morrison
The G.I. (2004)
Short | Horror | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

WWII, Winter, 1944. Michael, a Corporal in the 89th Division Rolling W's, gets separated from his squad during a Nazi ambush. He soon realizes that the Nazis and the piercing cold are the ... See full summary »

Director: Mike P. Nelson
Stars: Lance Hendrickson, Ben Trandem
The Cry (2007)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

In New York, detective Alex Scott is investigating with his partner Sergio Perez the disappearance of several children. When they visit the Mexican witch Gloria, the woman advises that a ... See full summary »

Director: Bernadine Santistevan
Stars: Roberto Quintana Jr., Jayden Vargas, Adriana Domínguez
Short | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A quiet dentist finds a new purpose in retirement when his nephew is left comatose by a violent mugging. Joe takes to the streets to show the city's riffraff a new light; the muzzle flash of a Mauser pistol.

Director: Mike P. Nelson
Stars: Rich Reeder, Roger Wayne, James Craven


Cast overview:
Simon Wallace ...
Amy Cocchiarella ...
Lance Hendrickson ...
Ty Richardson ...
Officer Hector Klein
Mrs. Wickham
Troy McCall ...
Henry Klein
Adam Hendrickson ...
Bobby Klein
The Monsters


Having spent the last three days watching crappy B grade horror films, to catch up on his website movie reviews, Charles attempts to attend his first day of Summer School. All he wants to do is get his Physics class out of the way before starting senior year. Attending Summer School as well, by court order no less, are two of Charles' friends Dennis and Steve. Also his crush Lindsey appears to finally be noticing him. If his teacher, Mrs. Wickham, doesn't drive him insane what lurks in the school just might. Written by Ben Trandem

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Don't Worry, You'll Be Fine When I Wake Up...




Not Rated

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

5 October 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Escuela de Verano  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$40,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


A man is seen rating movies he's seen, giving them a B- or C-... but when he comes to a film called "The G.I.", he gives it an A+. This is funny because "The G.I." is the only other Random Creatureface film... so the producers made him give it an A+. See more »


References The G.I. (2004) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Some Words on the "Sterling" Standard This Film Sets
5 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A young horror critic named Charles (Simon Wallace) rollerskates into his first day of summer school. In a series of events, he finds himself facing off against a cult, spiders, vampires, hillbillies and more. This is what happens when the stuff of film starts to creep into your every day life (and believe me, if anyone knows about watching too many horror films, it's me).

The cover of the DVD contains a quotation saying this film sets a new "sterling" standard for independent film. I have to agree with this assessment. "Summer School" is not the best independent horror film you'll ever see, but given their budget you should be impressed with the lengths they were able to go. Much of the filming is on a production value level of the professionals (I especially was moved by the 1970s feel of the hillbilly scene). And if you've seen some of the poor excuses for horror films I have, this one is breath of fresh air.

What comes across as the film's weakness is also its strength. Each segment is written and directed separately (despite the upkeep of continuity), something I was not aware of until the end credits. This has the drawback that some of the scenes are clearly better than others (the vampire and hillbilly scene were great, the cult and spider scenes not as much). But it gives you the advantage that not liking one may mean that only a few minutes later you'll become interested again.

Generally speaking, the film gets better as it goes. Now, that may be because I was drinking some quality Scotch, but I don't think so. As well as the hillbilly and vampire scenes, there's an amusing Nazi scene (where I believe the killer -- played by Ty Richardson -- says "O Tannenbaum" as a taunt). And towards the end, things really heat up. I won't talk about that because it may give things away, but believe me it gets harder and harder to discern what is real and what isn't. You'll be second and triple-guessing yourself.

The talent was varied. For much of the film, I found the main actor decent but nothing special (although he grew on me as the film increased in intensity). His two friends Steve and Dennis (Tony D. Czech and Lance Hendrickson) were on opposite ends of the acting spectrum -- one coming across as a poor man's Jack Black and the other fitting his bad boy image to a tee. And the main actress playing Lindsey (Amy Cocchiarella)... I liked her. She had a charisma about her, and if she continues to wear the types of outfit she had in the vampire segment, I'm pretty sure she could be a budding scream queen if she wished to be.

To my knowledge, this film has not yet been picked up for distribution, and that is a travesty. I encourage horror fans -- especially those who support and promote independent cinema -- to obtain a copy of this film, which I believe you can do through the Random Creatureface website. Plenty of distributors exist and there's no reason this film cannot be picked up if it gets a good buzz. (See, for example, the film "Livelihood" which recently acquired distribution after a long and hard-fought online buzz campaign.)

10 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Remake graceandmercy23
Ok...Dread Central.com here to straighten this issue out! NOT A REMAKE! ladyvonbostaph
Cedric's not doing this too, is he? MCoverKT
Title finally on Netflix. whisperingbells
Discuss Summer School (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: