While trying to understand a frightening reoccurring nightmare, a pledge is coaxed into breaking into her father's department store by her sorority sisters, where a deranged killer targets the girls and their boyfriends.
After a high school track runner, named Laura, suddenly dies from a heart attack after finishing a 30-second 200-meter race, a killer wearing a sweat suit and a fencing mask begins killing off her friends on the school track team one by one. The suspects include the track coach Michaels, Laura's sister Anne who arrives in town for the funeral, the creepy school principal Mr. Guglione, and Laura's strange boyfriend Kevin.Written by
At about 43 mins, the shadow of the boom mic is shown on Mr. Roberts the music teacher's chest when he's investigating the noise in the boiler room. See more »
You know, Laura was crazy about you. It was always Anne this and Anne that. She idolized you.
She was all I had. Everything's different now.
Laura's still with me. She'll always be with me. That'll never change.
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After the final credits, the killer is shown holding the stopwatch he uses to time his murders. See more »
Australian version runs eight minutes longer than the U.S. release. This version was briefly released in the U.S. as a director's cut. See more »
now you're just looking for an event to mass-murder!
Why, of all the slasher films to come out of the early '80's, that Graduation Day is so well remember I will never know. Graduation Day is a far cry from some of the better '80's slashers, but it isn't the bottom of the barrel either.
After a high school track star literally runs herself to death, someone begins to kill the remaining members of the track team. But for what reason?
Graduation Day is a slasher film that's served with a big slice of cheese. You've got some corny characters, some unneeded musical numbers (not including the funky song in the opening montage), and some bad acting - no wonder Vanna White is only spinning letters now. But it has some merits too. There are some amusing murder sequences and the story manages to be engaging - if only for the campy elements.
So when all is said and done, you can do worse. But it's not worth missing The Burning, Curtains, or House on Sorority Row for.
** out of ****
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