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Night School (1981)

Who's been decapitating the innocent girls at a local night school? The police are baffled.

Director:

Ken Hughes (as Kenneth Hughes)

Writer:

Ruth Avergon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonard Mann ... Judd Austin
Rachel Ward ... Eleanor
Drew Snyder ... Vincent Millett
Joseph R. Sicari ... Taj
Nick Cairis ... Gus (as Nicholas Cairis)
Karen MacDonald ... Carol
Annette Miller ... Helene Griffin
Bill McCann ... Gary
Margo Skinner Margo Skinner ... Stevie Cabot
Elizabeth Barnitz ... Kim Morrison
Holly Hardman ... Kathy
Meb Boden Meb Boden ... Anne Barron
Leonard Corman Leonard Corman ... Priest
Belle McDonald ... Marjorie Armand
Edward C. Higgins Edward C. Higgins ... Coroner (as Ed Higgins)
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Storyline

A Boston police detective investigates a series of gruesome decapitations of various college coeds commited by a helmeted, black-leather clad serial killer which leads him to suspect a well known anthropology professor as well as his female live-in assistant. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Man is the only animal that kills for pleasure [UK theatrical] [as Terror Eyes] See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Escuela Nocturna See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,169,875
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The title for the film's French release was "Les Yeux de la terreur}", which translates to "The Eyes of Dread". The Italian title is "Il Killer della notte", meaning "The Killer of the Night". See more »

Goofs

When the second girl is being killed, after changing out of her scuba suit, her lips don't match her words several times during the attack. See more »

Quotes

Judd Austin: Don't you ever take your job seriously?
Taj: Come on, Judd. If we did that we'd end up in the funny farm!
Judd Austin: [they arrive at the car and get inside] Duck ponds, bucket, now a fish tank.
[pause]
Judd Austin: 'The hell are you eating?
Taj: A sandwich. Want some?
Judd Austin: [after a moment's pause] Yeah, give me some.
[Taj hands him half the sandwich and he takes a bite out of it]
Judd Austin: What kind is it?
Taj: Tuna fish.
[...]
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Alternate Versions

The film appeared (as "Terror Eyes") on the UK's list of video nasties. Both the cinema and 1987 Guild Home Video releases were cut by 1 minute 16 secs by the BBFC to heavily reduce the gore and shots of slashing during the changing room and café murders. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Don't Go in the Woods (1981) See more »

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Serial dekapitator.
4 September 2010 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

A killer in a motorcycle helmet is decapitating attractive babes attend a night school class taught by an anthropology professor.It all has to do with some head-hunting rituals from Papua New Guinea.Very enjoyable cop drama/slasher with some elements of giallo.There is a truly sensual shower scene with a a ravishingly beautiful Rachel Ward and three decapitated heads of victims are found in various strange places including an aquarium.The killings are mostly off-screen and there is a bit of sleaze.The melodically creepy piano based score by Brad Fiedel of "Just Before Dawn" is truly effective.If you enjoyed "What Have You Done to Your Daughters" give "Night School" a chance.It truly is one of the slashers that resembles the Italian giallo that inspired the genre in the first place.8 out of 10.


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