Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Slaughter High (1985)
During the prank (why is tormenting someone referred to as a prank?) Marty ends up naked while one of the kids video tapes his humiliation and the rest of the group laugh and manhandle him. The bullying only stops when the Coach makes them leave Marty alone and has the group report to the gym. In typical blame the victim mentality, the group decides their punishment is all Marty's fault.
I forgot to mention it's April Fools day so there are more pranks in store for poor Mary. Unfortunately they involve Nitric Acid and a subsequent explosion in the chemistry lab where Marty is working on an experiment. Oh those popular kids, what cards!
Years later everyone receives an invitation to a school reunion. When they arrive at the school, it appears abandoned and no one else is around. The group sits around drinking until after dark waiting for someone else to show up. When no one does, they decide to break into the building, which should be a sign that there is no reunion but this group isn't too bright.
Theystumble through multiple dark hallways filled with cobwebs and find a room with refreshments, their old lockers, 8x 10 head shots, Marty's yearbooks, and a welcome banner. No one shall ask why they aren't totally creeped out by this or why they don't immediately try to leave. As with most horror movies, this lack of cranial functioning proves to be their undoing.
Why is it whenever people are in an abandoned building, some girl has to take a shower? Even if she gets dirty, why would she shower in an abandoned building? And where does she get soap? Also since when does April Fools day end at noon? And who designed Carol's hideous white outfit which has a mass of extra fabric lying in folds and hanging off her hips. Geez, that is not a good idea for anyone to wear. Also of note, there is full frontal male nudity, which always catches me off guard since I don't ever expect it.