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Splatter University (1984)

A sociology instructor finds her new teaching duties at a private college interrupted by the presence of a killer mental hospital patient.

Director:

Richard W. Haines

Writers:

Michael Cunningham (story and screenplay), Richard W. Haines (story and screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Forbes Riley ... Julie Parker (as Francine Forbes)
Ric Randig Ric Randig ... Mark Hammond
Dick Biel Dick Biel ... Father Janson / Daniel Grayham
Kathy LaCommare Kathy LaCommare ... Cathy Hunter (as Kathy Lacommare)
Laura Gold Laura Gold ... Cynthia
Ken Gerson Ken Gerson ... Tom Scavelli
Sal Lumetta Sal Lumetta ... Wolf
Clifford Warren Clifford Warren ... Classroom Wise Guy
Noel Stilphen Noel Stilphen ... Margaret
Mary Ellen David Mary Ellen David ... Mrs. Bloom
Jane Doniger Reibel Jane Doniger Reibel ... Mrs. Huner
Dan Eaton Dan Eaton ... Father Williams
John Elias Michalakis John Elias Michalakis ... John (as John Michaels)
George Seminara George Seminara ... Tony
Joanna Mihalakis Joanna Mihalakis ... Doreen
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Storyline

A patient escapes from a mental hospital, killing one of his keepers and then a University professor after he makes his way to the local college. Next semester, the late prof's replacement and a new group of students have to deal with a new batch of killings. Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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Where the school colors are blood red! See more »


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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Campus Killings See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Aquifilm See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The filmmakers were originally told they'd have two weeks to shoot at Mercy College, but the school cut their time by a week, so many members of the crew wound up sleeping in the classrooms to ensure the film was finished. When students returned to school they were alarmed to find crew members cleaning up fake blood. See more »

Goofs

During a conversation between Cathy and her friend, the camera and a crew member are reflected on the car window. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Bloom: The other tenants have been complaining about the front door being left open. I don't really blame them, with all the kooks running around killing people they don't even know. You know it seems to me if you are going to kill someone you at least know them real well.
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Alternate Versions

Available on videocassette in both R and Unrated versions. See more »

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Total gore- and cheesefest!
6 December 2005 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

How come I've never seen or even heard about this junk-movie before? It's right up my alley with bloody teenkill, laughable plotting and an irresistible 80's cheese-atmosphere hanging around it. For some reason nobody is really interested in, the staff and students of an elite Catholic university are butchered by an unknown psychopath. Freshly recruited teacher Julie Parker becomes involved when all the people she has contact with either turn up dead or behave strangely. This movie is hilariously bad! There's absolutely no logic or coherence and every character is equally meaningless to the others. For example, there's a girl killed and her body dumped in a container. Then, and for no reason, the story suddenly moves forward three weeks yet the murdered girl is never mentioned or even missed. Not even by her boyfriend! The acting is pitiful and there isn't even a bit of nudity to enjoy. The revelation of the killer is quite funny because the makers really seemed convinced that it was an original twist... It's not, guys! "Splatter University" is easily one of the worst horror-turkeys ever.


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