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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.


Daniel Lehmussaari




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 - Thomas Runtoft
Michel Abou Rjeili Michel Abou Rjeili ... The Teacher
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


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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Niklas: He worked at the school as a teacher. His name was Thomas Runtoft.
Elin: The principal!
Jimmy: Well, I'll be damned.
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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 »


References Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) See more »


Johnny Olsson, Oden Nilsson
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Bad acting, strange music choices, uneven directing and a lot of fun.
29 April 2011 | by MidoriFioreSee all my reviews

The acting is terrible, it's laughable. The music seems very unfitting at several places, and is cut weirdly. The movie has been color corrected in a way that makes the color seem strange in the scenes in the dark school hallways. Sometime the editing and sound effects are awesome. At other times they are just bad.

But this film is a lot of fun. Several of the characters are so over-the-top that they come out as hilarious. I love the "final girl's" boyfriend. He's a bad-ass. And the fat Shaggy-esque guy is a riot. There are some really cool deaths, like the buzz-saw murder or the with the fire extinguisher-kill. They are great.

And the ending was actually unexpected. Good job there.

Despite all the flaws it's worth a watch. And you know what? I had much better time watching this low budget slasher than Mikael Håfström's big budget Strandvaskaren/Drowning Ghost. This is way better.

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Release Date:

17 May 2006 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

School Night Massacre See more »


Box Office


SEK50,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital


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