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"Hair High" is a gothic high-school comedy with a "Carrie"-like story. Cherri and Rod are the high-school king and queen and they justifiably rule their domain. Spud, the new kid in town, accidentally offends both Cherri and Rod and so is forced to become Cherri's slave. Naturally, they immediately hate each other, but of course later they fall in love. Cherri and Spud secretly decide to go to the prom together, and on prom night a rejected Rod forces their car off the road and into the lake. In true 50's ballad style, their car sinks to the bottom of the lake as they share one last kiss. While the bodies of Cherri and Spud lie in a timeless embrace, Rod is successful in thwarting any investigation and is able to get away with murder. On the night of the following year's prom, the car magically comes to life and slowly drives out of the lake with Cherri and Spud, as if nothing had happened, only this time their bodies are in an advanced state of decomposition. Their rusty and water-logged car drives to the prom and just as Rod is about to crown himself new king of the prom, Cherri and Spud enter the ballroom - the spotlight follows them as they cross the dance floor, with all the attendees in shock. As they approach the stage, spiders, bugs, snakes, lizards and fish ooze from their sagging skin and skeletal bodies, and the prom attendees freak as they mount the stairs to the stage. Spud takes the crown and places it on Cherri as the animals attack and devour Rod.
Title: Hair High
Release Date: April 17, 2004
Runtime: 78 mins
All Genres: Animation, Comedy, Horror, Romance
IMDB Rating: 6.7
Buried.com Rating: 7.7 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With H
MPAA Rating: M/16
Eric Gilliland ...Spud (voice)
Sarah Silverman ...Cherri (voice)
Dermot Mulroney ...Rod (voice)
Beverly D'Angelo ...Darlene (voice)
David Carradine ...Mr. Snerz (voice)
Keith Carradine ...JoJo (voice)
Martha Plimpton ...Miss Crumbles (voice)
Tom Noonan ...Principal (voice)
Zak Orth ...Zip (voice)
Justin Long ...Dwayne (voice)
Michael Showalter ...Wally (voice)
Hayley DuMond ...Buttercup (voice)
Ed Begley Jr. ...Rev. Sidney Cheddar (voice)
Craig Bierko ...Sarge (voice)
Jay O. Sanders ...Football Announcer (voice)
Peter Jason ...Coach (voice)
Matt Groening ...Will (voice)
Don Hertzfeldt ...Dill (voice)
Corey A. Jackson
- Bill Plympton's distant cousin and friend Martha Plimpton came on board as a producer on the film and enlisted the talents of some of her fellow thespians.
The original idea for the film was inspired by a dream that Bill Plympton had, of a skull that oozed all these scary Gothic creatures - snakes, lizards, spiders and bugs. He felt that this image was perfect for a 50's teen "revenge at the prom" film. Once he had the concept, he began making concept drawings that evolved into storyboards.
Bill Plympton used a lot of the urban myths that were prevalent in his teen years, mixed with some real experiences in high school. For example, the lead character, Spud, rides to school on a Vespa motor scooter, just like Bill did. Like Spud, Bill was also not the most popular kid in class, since being an artist ranked very low in the school pecking order, of course, with athletes and cheerleaders sitting on top.
There was a math teacher at Bill Plympton's high school, Mr. Sawyer, who smoked constantly, and therefore interrupted his lectures with painful coughing fits. Some of his other character designs were inspired by photos from his yearbooks.
A scene in the film involves this magic sexual potion called Tijuana Tonic and a chicken mascot. It was inspired by a story related to Bill Plympton about a guy who started work at a stud farm and accidentally gave the stud horse an overdose of aphrodisiac. He claimed that the last time he saw the poor stallion he had broken out of the corral and was humping a Volkswagen.
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