FINAL EXAM (1981)
Article 2507 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 2-14-2008
Posting Date: 6-23-2008
Directed by Jimmy Huston
Featuring Cecile Bagdadi, Joel S. Rice, Ralph Brown
Students study, take final exams, make out, flirt, play fraternity pranks, talk. Psycho kills them all.
Movie kicks off with a murder. Then movie breaks neatly into two parts. First part engages in combination of rudimentary character development (easy to do with one-dimensional characters), fraternity pranks (like ANIMAL HOUSE only without iota of humor), and fake scares. Second part has characters killed by psycho with long knife. No explanations tendered, no suspense maintained. Soulless, joyless, and as much fun as taking a final exam. Will test your patience. By-the-numbers slasher movie.