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Death Academy (2005)

A couple of friends break into their school late one night to solve a mystery hidden in the past, only to realize that they are trapped inside with a masked serial killer.

Director:

Daniel Lehmussaari
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sigrid Josefsson Sigrid Josefsson ... Elin
Oden Nilsson Oden Nilsson ... Niklas
Tomas Kärrstedt Tomas Kärrstedt ... Jimmy
Ulrica Hedén Ulrica Hedén ... Linda
Henrik Järv Henrik Järv ... Henrik
Mikael Stridsson Mikael Stridsson ... The Principal
Michel Abou Rjeili Michel Abou Rjeili ... The Teachter
Kicki Backebjörk Kicki Backebjörk ... Erika
Dan Johansson Dan Johansson ... Lars
Lina Johansson Lina Johansson ... Sofie
Sara Lärkhagen Sara Lärkhagen ... Sara
Jan Lundmark Jan Lundmark ... Spooky
Jimmy Hansson Jimmy Hansson ... Burgler #1
Christoffer Hedén Christoffer Hedén ... Burgler #2
Pauli Raitaniemi Pauli Raitaniemi ... Doctor
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Storyline

Ten years ago four students were killed at a school, the killer was arrested and put in jail. Now, a couple of students have decided to do an essay on the murders. They get in touch with the killer who claims that he's innocent and that the principal is in fact the real killer. They take his word for it and decide to break into school one late night to find proof. What they don't know is that someone doesn't want the truth to come out and as the night falls, they soon realize that they're trapped inside the school with a vicious serial killer. Written by Daniel Lehmussaari

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School can not only be dull, it can also be decapitating...


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

17 May 2006 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

School Night Massacre See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

SEK 50,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

SEK 8,000 (Sweden), 12 March 2005
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Alternate Versions

The 2005 DVD-R release from Slasherpool has a much shorter version of the introduction that shows what happened at the high school ten years ago. The introduction was edited down for pacing and all the gore content is intact. This is the version the director prefers and runs at 89 minutes. See more »

Connections

References Friday the 13th (1980) See more »

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She Needs Love
Johnny Olsson, Oden Nilsson
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I had a good time watching this with a few friends.
21 July 2010 | by tofuheadSee all my reviews

Surely this is no masterpiece. If you'll enjoy this movie really depends on whether you're trying to take it serious or not. I believe I wouldn't have enjoyed it if I watched it alone but it was tons of fun watching it with friends and pointing out plot-holes, people's tendency to drop their weapons or the director's inclination to stick the camera onto different weapons.

While this does not speak for the actual "quality" of the film, I can say it is definitely possible to enjoy this movie. Although to be honest it tends to drag at points and becomes a bit repetitive (they see one of the murderers, knock him unconscious, run away and hide, one person gets killed - repeat) but i guess the characters are meant to act stupid since otherwise the movie would be over after 10 minutes (that's actually the case for most slasher movies). I do not believe this was meant to be such a serious movie and thus it should probably not be judged as such: It's a gory and silly flick. Still, even in that category there's better movies. As I said, it can get boring at times, there's a few unnecessary twists (especially the last scene) and some bad editing.

Note: I watched the badly dubbed German version so i can't really say much about the acting.


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