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Night School (1981)

Who's been decapitating the innocent girls at a local night school? The police are baffled.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Judd Austin
... Eleanor
... Vincent Millett
... Taj
Nick Cairis ... Gus (as Nicholas Cairis)
Karen MacDonald ... Carol
... Helene Griffin
Bill McCann ... Gary
Margo Skinner ... Stevie Cabot
Elizabeth Barnitz ... Kim Morrison
Holly Hardman ... Kathy
Meb Boden ... Anne Barron
Leonard Corman ... Priest
... Marjorie Armand
Edward C. Higgins ... Coroner (as Ed Higgins)
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A Boston police detective investigates a series of gruesome decapitations of various college coeds commited by a helmeted, black-leather clad serial killer which leads him to suspect a well known anthropology professor as well as his female live-in assistant. Written by Anonymous

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A is for Apple B is for Bed C is for Co-ed D is for Dead F is for Failing to keep your Head! [USA theatrical] [as Night School] See more »

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Horror | Mystery

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11 September 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Terror Eyes  »

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$1,169,875
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Trivia

The title for the film's French release was "Les Yeux de la terreur}", which translates to "The Eyes of Dread". The Italian title is "Il Killer della notte", meaning "The Killer of the Night". See more »

Goofs

When the second girl is being killed, after changing out of her scuba suit, her lips don't match her words several times during the attack. See more »

Quotes

Judd Austin: Don't you ever take your job seriously?
Taj: Come on, Judd. If we did that we'd end up in the funny farm!
Judd Austin: [they arrive at the car and get inside] Duck ponds, bucket, now a fish tank.
[pause]
Judd Austin: 'The hell are you eating?
Taj: A sandwich. Want some?
Judd Austin: [after a moment's pause] Yeah, give me some.
[Taj hands him half the sandwich and he takes a bite out of it]
Judd Austin: What kind is it?
Taj: Tuna fish.
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Referenced in Madman (1981) See more »

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Excellent American giallo
12 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

Night School is an excellent, stylish American giallo with terrific set pieces and great use of Boston locations.

Several coeds are being murdered with their severed heads found in submerged in water and the detectives believe a sleazy professor is behind it. Add in a jealous lover, a predatory lesbian headmistress, and a whole lot of slashing and we have ourselves a grand ol' time.

Night School might just be a perfect mix of sleaze and class. It's hard to believe the same man made Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Brad Fidel's spooky, somber score sets the mood perfectly and helps it stand out among the pack.


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