Saturday, June 6, 2009

Graduation Day

( 1981)-This slasher film is mediocre at best but has a few clever death scenes and an adequate body count to keep you interested. The movie begins with track star, Laura Ramstead, dying of a blood clot in front of the whole high school just after she crosses the finish line. Laura's death sparks a series of murders that are executed by a faceless killer armed with a stop watch and whatever weapon seems handy at the time. There is actually a scene where a high school football player is killed with his own football! Who doesn't want to see that? I'm not bitter at all about high school... anyway back to the review. What I really like about this movie is that it's a classic cheesy 80's b-slasher, complete with high school students who look like they're in their 30's and slow motion montage moments placed randomly throughout the film. Another plus, is that Linnea Quigley (B-movie scream queen) co-stars in the movie so that always means nudity. The movie also features Vanna White who has a very small role with not much dialogue. The movie was directed by Herbert Freed and is available on DVD. Overall I think if you're an 80's slasher fan who is always looking for more, it is definitely worth watching. On the other hand, if you're looking for a high-thrill, keep-you-on-the-edge-of-your-seat horror movie, then skip it!

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