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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.
A lesson in terror [USA theatrical] [as Night School]
Title: Night School
Release Date: April 24, 1981
Runtime: 88 mins
All Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
IMDB Rating: 3.3
Buried.com Rating: 4.3 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With N
MPAA Rating: R
Leonard Mann ...Lt. Judd Austin
Rachel Ward ...Eleanor Adjai
Drew Snyder ...Vincent Millett
Joseph R. Sicari ...Taj
Nicholas Cairis ...Gus
Karen MacDonald ...Carol
Annette Miller ...Helene Griffin
Bill McCann ...Gary
Margo Skinner ...Stevie Cabot
Elizabeth Barnitz ...Kim Morrison
Holly Hardman ...Kathy
Meb Boden ...Anne Barron
Leonard Corman ...Priest
Belle McDonald ...Marjorie Armand
Edward C. Higgins ...Coroner (as Ed Higgins)
William McDonald ...Medical Examiner
Kevin Fennessy ...Harry The Janitor
Edward Chalmers Jr. ...Construction Worker
John Blood ...Construction Worker
Lisa Allee ...Lisa
Elizabeth Alice ...Lisa's Mother
Patricia Pellows ...Screaming Woman
J.J. Wright ...Plainclothesman (as Ed Chalmers)
Ted Duncan ...Garbage Truckman
Patricia Rust ...Pat
Jane Leah Bedrick ...Receptionist
Wally Hooper Jr. ...Worker
Kevin King ...Policeman
Nancy Rothman ...Student
Dan Bell ...
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Marc Gregory Comjcan
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- A lesson in terror [USA theatrical] [as Night School]
- A is for Apple B is for Bed C is for Co-ed D is for Dead F is for Failing to keep your Head! [USA theatrical] [as Night School]
- Man is the only animal that kills for pleasure [UK theatrical] [as Terror Eyes]
- Judd Austin: You stay here and I'll head over to that college. Taj: Oh great! I gotta stay here and you get to go to the girls' school. Judd Austin: One of the advantages of a Harvard degree. Taj: Ka ka era! Judd Austin: Which in our language means? Taj: Here comes the bullshit!
Stevie Cabot: How do you want your eggs? Judd Austin: Cooked.
Gus: [Gary is standing in the middle of the diner staring at Eleanor] [from behind him] Gus: Hey you! I told you to take that garbage out ten minutes ago. Now get it out! Carol: Oh Gus, he can't help it. You know he's a little slow. Gus: Never seen anybody so goddamn stupid all my life.
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. [disgusted, Judd hands the sandwich back to him, as Taj roars with laughter]
Vincent Millett: [explaining the killer's motive to Judd] You see, animals kill when they're hungry, or when they're threatened. But man is the only animal who destroys his own kind for the sheer pleasure of it.
- The feature film debut for actress Rachel Ward.
Alfred Sole (the director of 1976's Alice, Sweet Alice) was originally approached to direct this film, but Sole passed on it for another project.
Director Ken Hughes' final film.
The title for the films 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.
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