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Hair High (2004)

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A gothic '50s high-school comedy about a love-triangle that goes terribly bad, as two young, murdered teens return to their prom to get revenge.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Gilliland ... Spud (voice)
... Cherri (voice)
... Rod (voice)
... Darlene (voice)
... Mr. Snerz (voice)
... JoJo (voice)
... Miss Crumbles (voice)
... Principal (voice)
... Zip (voice)
... Dwayne (voice)
... Wally (voice)
... Buttercup (voice)
... Rev. Sidney Cheddar (voice)
... Sarge (voice)
... Football Announcer (voice)
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"Hair High" is a gothic high-school comedy with a "Carrie"-like story. Cherri and Rod are the high-school king and queen and they justifiably rule their domain. Spud, the new kid in town, accidentally offends both Cherri and Rod and so is forced to become Cherri's slave. Naturally, they immediately hate each other, but of course later they fall in love. Cherri and Spud secretly decide to go to the prom together, and on prom night a rejected Rod forces their car off the road and into the lake. In true 50's ballad style, their car sinks to the bottom of the lake as they share one last kiss. While the bodies of Cherri and Spud lie in a timeless embrace, Rod is successful in thwarting any investigation and is able to get away with murder. On the night of the following year's prom, the car magically comes to life and slowly drives out of the lake with Cherri and Spud, as if nothing had happened, only this time their bodies are in an advanced state of decomposition. Their rusty and ... Written by Anonymous

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The original idea for the film was inspired by a dream that Bill Plympton had, of a skull that oozed all these scary Gothic creatures - snakes, lizards, spiders and bugs. He felt that this image was perfect for a 50's teen "revenge at the prom" film. Once he had the concept, he began making concept drawings that evolved into storyboards. See more »

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bad, bad animation
14 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

While the story is pretty good (although very used), this kind of animation just blows. it looks like the animator is down right lazy. instead of 10 frames he uses the same 2 over and over. i've seen better animation by first year art student. i mean it. And the dubbing synchronization (and voices characterization all-in-all) is poor: when someone looks (visually) like he's shouting, their voice is dry and in normal volume. there is way too much silence and lack of sound effects to make the scenes work and be coherent, instead of just frames flickering around with big random pauses.

There are so many great storytellers and animators out there. I really can't figure out why Plympton is considered such a great one.

A sheer disappointment.


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