SLAUGHTER HIGH

SLAUGHTER HIGH REVIEWED

“Slaughter High” still doesn’t register quite right to me. Is it a horror parody, a loving male take on Carrie or just a black comedy? The kills are inventive and make the best of their environment. Hell, between Blue Velvet and this flick, Pabst Blue Ribbon had a banner year in 1986. But, what is the grand takeaway with this Vestron classic? Why pluck this one from the muck over so many other entries?

Could it be because of the sad back story involving the lead actor? Poor guy killed himself shortly after the film was released. Could it be due to the near Troma quality humor involved in the film? What if it was due to Caroline Munro just forgetting to keep her accent out of a movie supposedly shot in America? Flash Fact: It was shot in England.

The material has been seen before, but it’s never quite been this fun. Make you sure that you listen to the commentary after the film. It helps put a lot of the film’s history into proper context.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary with Co-Writers/Directors George Dugdale and Peter Litten
  • Audio Interview with Composer Harry Manfredini featuring Isolated Music and SFX Selections
  • “Going to Pieces” Featurette with Co-Writer/Director Mark Ezra
  • “My Days at Doddsville” Featurette with Actress Caroline Munro
  • Alternate Title Sequence
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Radio Spots
  • Still Gallery

A/V STATS

  • 1.85:1 1080p transfer
  • MONO

RELEASE DATE: 10/31/17

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