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Also, a good scene in this movie involves beef stew and the search for a severed head. Enough said!
Rachel Ward is definitely the bright spot of this movie, regardless if we get to see her naked or not, her shower scene really makes the movie watch able, at least up to that point. The director (Ken Hughes) really does a good job, making a marginally good movie out of a dull, lifeless script. The movie has it's fair share of it's Red Herrings, twists and turns. The premise of this movie is great. A school killer, killing students by removing their heads. Sounds good, right? Well, let's say that the script did not carry the story out to it's full potential.
The movie was flat out-- flat. The direction took the movie and made it watchable, but where's the blood? It's a slasher movie. The killer is decapitating it's victims, sounds like it would be bloody right? Even though the story wasn't at all horrible, I just could not get into the whole "professor sleeping with his students" sub-plot. The movie didn't feel like a slasher. So much could have come from this movie if there was more blood, or at least bloodier kills. I am a huge fan of blood, and this movie did not satisfy my craving for it.
One of the lost slashers of the early 1980's. Probably a movie that will never see a home on DVD either. The movie isn't bad, but it really has no UMPH... it has nothing to carry the movie except beautiful women, who really don't show anything. Hopefully if the movie is someday released on DVD, a uncut version of this will be released. Until then, the movie is a snoozer and should be left for one of those Sundays to play in the background while you're doing homework.
Judd Austin (Leonard Mann) is the cop assigned to the case. He is called to the scene and when he gets there, he sees a gruesome sight. The girl was decapitated and her head was put in a bucket of water nearby. The distraught director of the center tells the officer that Anne worked there during the day - and was attending night classes at Wendell College. At the hospital, Judd and his partner Taj (Joseph R. Sicari) discuss a similar case from the previous week. Another girl was found decapitated and her head was dumped in a pond. They wonder if there's any connection between the two murders.
"Night School" is a typical run-of-the-mill early 80's whodunit slasher with a decapitation twist. This is the kind of movie where half of the money is trying to figure out where the detectives are going to find the missing heads. The twist ending is pretty predictable and the acting is a bit wooden (Rachel Ward, in her film debut, is all sorts of terrible here) but the film is never boring and has been directed with style. Boston looks positively wretched on film here and it gives the slasher a bit of a grungy "Departed" vibe. Overall, it's definitely worth checking out, just check your expectations-and your head--at the door. 3.25 out of 5 stars
Some of the women attending or working around Wendell College have been turning up with their heads chopped off and it's up to Remington Steele, uh I mean, some cop who's name I forgot to solve the mystery. And solve it he does cause there's really only two suspects.
No nudity, little blood, no gore, no suspense. There's not a lot going for this movie. Slasher completists like myself, have no choice but to watch this film everybody else would be better off watching SCHOOL'S OUT...I never thought I'd hear myself say that!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Perfect cover. No damages. Its clean and looks new. I watched it and it has a great HD look.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I really liked the final two minutes of the ending. *Spoiler alert* Also, the motorcycle and car chase toward the end was excellent. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Astral Pixie
So not worth the bother. Acting is poor, story line not done well. Sad they wasted film on it.Published 15 months ago by NJD
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