Most Hardcore horror fans have a list of movies that have never had a dvd release or that have been out of print for a long time and need a re-release. Legend Films has teamed with Paramount to help shorten that list a bit. The title that I was most happy to see being released on DVD for the first time is 1982 s slasher comedy Student Bodies
. This movie is like a cross between Carrie
and predates the Scary Movie
franchise by 19 years.
Student Bodies centers around the students and staff of Lamab High, as one by one they are picked off by The Breather. The Breather is a galoshes wearing killer with a bizzare choice of weapons and apparently a bad case of asthma. The movie starts out on Friday the 13th and jumps right into the action as promiscuous teens are picked off with everything from paper clips to horse head bookends and including an eggplant. There is an on screen death count just to help viewers keep track of the action and also a nifty arrow that helps viewers realize when a door is left unlocked or a window opened. My favorite moment of the show though, hands down is the breakaway to a news desk where the movie s R rating is discussed and then earned. The cast is full of campy actors who specialize in cheese and do great in keeping the bad jokes and sight gags flowing throughout the movie. There is one character named Malbert who is honestly a human cartoon. The guy is probably 7 foot tall and has to weigh less than 100 pounds. He contorts his limbs throughout the movie in ways that had me doing a double take as it didn t seem humanly possible. In the credits the actor is listed as The Stick so I have no idea of his real name.
If you like Scary Movie (Sydney!) then you will love this, the grandfather of horror comedies. If you are a child of the 80 s then go out and pick this one up, I guarantee you will have fun. This movie, much like the Zucker Brothers classic Airplane! is full of great quotes (Did you just hang up on me?!) and there is definitely unlimited re-watch-ability. The release is a bit bare of special features, although the original trailer is included and is fun to watch as well. The SRP of this movie is $14.99 and is worth every penny. I definitely recommend you go out and purchase this one, you will not regret it. --Friday Night Frights on SwitchPlanet.com
This killer comedy is the original teenage parody horror film taken to the extreme! The screams are as frequent as the laughs as a crazed, heavy-breathing murderer terrorizes Lamab High with a series of mysterious deaths. Everyone is a suspect and no one is safe from the hilarious twists and turns as Breather terrorizes and kills sex-starved couples. When the body count rises, one student attempts to solve the mystery and instead finds herself a suspect. Does she survive or become another victim? It s anyone s guess in this satirical romp of horror!