Saturday, August 1, 2009
FROM THE BARGIN BIN - Slaughter High (1986)
SLAUGHTER HIGH was one of the million FRIDAY THE 13TH knock offs to come out in the 80's. Being that the film came out in '86 I had that feeling that it was going to be bad. Yes the movie is bad but also very entertaining for a slasher film from 1986. The bad is just what you would come to expect from a slasher film from the eighties. SLAUGHTER HIGH has not aged well at all. The dialogue is awful and filled with slasher movie cliches. Someone scares some girls with a hockey mask and even mentions Jason. The best one I thought was when one of the teens tells everyone that they all just need to stay awake. Stay awake? Last time I checked this guy wasn't attacking you in your dreams?
A group of popular students play a cruel prank on a shy nerd resulting in a terrible accident. Years later a reunion is held where each of the students face a stalker killer who may be the same nerd out for revenge.
Some of the kills and special effects have held the test of time quite well than I remember as a kid watching the movie on USA's Up All Night hosted by Gilbert Gottfried.
$4.99 was the cost of fun and SLAUGHTER HIGH gets a D+!