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Night School (1981)

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

Director:

Ken Hughes (as Kenneth Hughes)

Writer:

Ruth Avergon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonard Mann ... Judd Austin
Rachel Ward ... Eleanor
Drew Snyder ... Vincent Millett
Joseph R. Sicari ... Taj
Nick Cairis ... Gus (as Nicholas Cairis)
Karen MacDonald ... Carol
Annette Miller ... Helene Griffin
Bill McCann ... Gary
Margo Skinner Margo Skinner ... Stevie Cabot
Elizabeth Barnitz ... Kim Morrison
Holly Hardman ... Kathy
Meb Boden Meb Boden ... Anne Barron
Leonard Corman Leonard Corman ... Priest
Belle McDonald ... Marjorie Armand
Edward C. Higgins Edward C. Higgins ... Coroner (as Ed Higgins)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Man is the only animal that kills for pleasure [UK theatrical] [as Terror Eyes] See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Escuela Nocturna See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,169,875
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Alfred Sole was originally approached to direct this film, but passed on it for another project. 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: Is, uh, Professor Millett in? I'd like to speak to him.
Eleanor Adjai: I'm afraid that's quite impossible. He's working, he left strict instructions not to be disturbed.
Judd Austin: Miss, uh, Adjai. Is that right?
Eleanor Adjai: Yes, that's right.
Judd Austin: I'm not a traveling salesman, Miss Adjai. I'm a police officer, and I have a badge that says I can disturb anybody anytime.
Eleanor Adjai: [after a moment's pause] I'll see if he can talk to you.
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Alternate Versions

The film appeared (as "Terror Eyes") on the UK's list of video nasties. Both the cinema and 1987 Guild Home Video releases were cut by 1 minute 16 secs by the BBFC to heavily reduce the gore and shots of slashing during the changing room and café murders. See more »

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Excellent American giallo

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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