In this hour-long episode, a teenage horror buff (Coffey) is so smitten with a sexy classmate (Masterson) that he helps her use black magic on their loathsome English teacher, with shocking... See full summary »

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In this hour-long episode, a teenage horror buff (Coffey) is so smitten with a sexy classmate (Masterson) that he helps her use black magic on their loathsome English teacher, with shocking and bewildering results. Written by Anonymous

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When Peter and Cynthia are going through Prof Beanes' yearbook, a page shows the school principal to be Sid Sheinberg. Sid was the head of Universal Studios, and helped Producer Steven Spielberg get his job making movies. See more »

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Professor B.O. Beanes: [Beanes throws his head throw Peter's open window, Peter catches it and gasps in horror, flinging it away and hides in between the bed and the wall, then slowly raises up to look on his bed to see Beane's head, laying face up looking at him] I want to see you in detention, Mr. Blaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh!
[sticks his tongue out as he curses Brand's name. Brand faints, lightning flashes in the open window to a headless body lurching into the room to retrieve... ]
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Overlong, but delightfully ghoulish
22 September 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

GO TO THE HEAD OF THE CLASS is an episode from the second series of the AMAZING STORIES TV show and originally aired in 1986. It was directed by Robert Zemeckis and I saw it as part of AMAZING STORIES: THE MOVIE, in which it was paired up with the Spielberg episode entitled THE MISSION. GO TO THE HEAD OF THE CLASS is by far the better episode of the two, because it has a delightfully ghoulish story similar to those found in the MONSTERS TV show.

The episode is notable for featuring Christopher Lloyd in a typically over the top performance as a high school teacher with some bizarre theories and teaching methods. Yes, he overacts and hams it up mercilessly, but somehow with Lloyd it works. He certainly shows up the central two characters as a boring pair. This episode is definitely overlong, but the second half is involved with black magic in a graveyard setting and gets quite spooky, and closes with a ghoulishly macabre climax which seems to have been inspired by RE-ANIMATOR. It's only cheap and laughable, but it's still fun.


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