SLAUGHTER HIGH (1986)
Article 5412 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by George Dugdale, Mark Ezra, Peter Mackenzie Litten
Featuring Caroline Munro, Simon Scuddamore, Carmine Iannaccone
Country: UK / USA
What it is: What it sounds like
An April Fool’s Day prank causes the mutilation of a high school student. Years later, the perpetrators of the prank find themselves the only ones attending a High School Reunion, and someone begins knocking them off.
It took three directors to make this? It was originally going to be called APRIL FOOL’S DAY, but they changed it when they didn’t want it to be confused with the other slasher film called APRIL FOOL’S DAY. Not that this one is different enough that you won’t confuse it with any number of other slasher films out there. There’s one good jump scare, but that’s about the only thing I liked about this one. Other than that, the most interesting things about are the presence of Caroline Munro (guess who’s going to be the last girl standing?) and that the twist ending wasn’t what I expected (which isn’t to say that it’s a good one). The rest is by the book and business as usual.