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Return to Horror High (1987)

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A few years ago, a mysterious serial-killer caused panic on Crippen High School. The killer was never caught. A movie company, Cosmic Pictures, has decided to make a feature movie about ... See full summary »

Director:

Bill Froehlich

Writers:

Bill Froehlich (as Bill Froelich), Mark Lisson | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lori Lethin ... Callie Cassidy / Sarah Walker / Susan
Brendan Hughes Brendan Hughes ... Steven Blake
Alex Rocco ... Harry Sleerik
Scott Jacoby ... Josh Forbes
Andy Romano ... Principal Kastleman
Richard Brestoff ... Arthur Lyman Kastleman
Al Fann ... Amos
Pepper Martin ... Chief Deyner
Maureen McCormick ... Officer Tyler
Vince Edwards ... Richard Birnbaum
Philip McKeon ... Richard Farley
Panchito Gómez Panchito Gómez ... Choo Choo
Michael Eric Kramer ... Donny Porter
Marvin J. McIntyre ... Robbie Rice (as Marvin McIntyre)
George Clooney ... Oliver
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A few years ago, a mysterious serial-killer caused panic on Crippen High School. The killer was never caught. A movie company, Cosmic Pictures, has decided to make a feature movie about these events - on location, at the now abandoned school. Since members of cast and crew disappear without a trace, it seems as if history is repeating itself... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Killer to the left...Killer to the right...Stand up...Sit down...FRIGHT! FRIGHT! FRIGHT! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

George Clooney and Alex Rocco both had recurring roles on The Facts of Life (1979), which starred Philip McKeon's sister, Nancy McKeon. See more »

Goofs

Early on, we meet Oliver, an actor playing Steve the policeman, who investigated the 1982 murders when they happened. Later, though, it is revealed that Steve and Cathy were high school sweethearts at the time of the murders. If Steve was still a high school student, he would not have been a policeman yet, and could not have investigated the murders. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Arthur Lyman Kastleman: Dad?
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Crazy Credits

The End...or is it? After all of the credits roll and "Scary Movies" ends, you will hear the mop bucket squeak as it pass by. See more »

Connections

Featured in Trailer Trauma 3: 80s Horrorthon (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

GREET THE TEACHER
Performed by Pleasant Company
Written by Larry Weir
Produced by Tom Weir and Larry Weir
Published by St. Cecilia Music / Fourteen Ninety-Two Music /
Warner-Tamerlande Publishing Corp. / BMI
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Provides some fun, but really isn't as good as it could have been ** out of 5
26 June 2005 | by pumpkinhead_lanceSee all my reviews

It's a shame because this film had a lot of potential. There were really lively moments like the man getting chopped by a huge fan, but then it goes into oblivion and confusion.

Basically, what I mean is that the film itself is constructed in a way that really confuses the viewer. This isn't David Lynch we're talking here, this is supposed to be a horror comedy but some of the jokes just don't work because we're too busy trying to figure out why these random scenes come out of nowhere and whether or not we're watching the movie or the movie within the movie.

Now that may sound like a fun element to the film and indeed, if constructed the right way, it probably would have been. But alas, it pretty much... well... in all honesty... fails.

But this is definitely one of those you'll at least wanna say you saw if you're into 80's schlock.

Love the poster art though.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Return to Horror High See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,189,709

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,189,709
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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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