Slaughter High (1985)

UK, 1986
35mm film, colour, 1.85:1
mono, English

A British horror film directed by George Dugdale, Mark Ezra and Peter Litten.

Plot Summary

A shy young by is horribly disfigured when a high school prank goes wrong. Many years later, his class holds a reunion and his former classmates are picked off one-by-one by a mysterious serial killer.


Directed by: George Dugdale, Mark Ezra, Peter Litten
Copyright 1985 by Spectacular Trading Co.
A Steve Minasian and Dick Randall production of a George Dugdale, Mark Ezra, Peter Litten film
Produced by: Steve Minasian & Dick Randall
Written by: George Dugdale, Mark Ezra, Peter Litten
Director of Photography: Alan Pudney
Editor: Jim Connock
Music: Harry Manfredini
Sound Mixer: Dick Hunt
Wardrobe: Lee Sccott
Make-up: Alison Hall & Craig Berkeley
Prosthetics: John Humphreys
Special Effects: Coast to Coast Productions

Caroline Munro (Carol)
Simon Scuddamore (Marty [Rantzen])
Kelly Baker (Nancy)
Sally Cross (Susan)
Billy Hartman (Frank)
Carmine Iannaccone (Skip Pollack)
Gary Martin (Joe)
Michael Saffran (Ted Harrison)
Josephine Scandi (Shirley)
John Segal (Carl Putney)
Donna Yeager (Stella)
Marc Smith (Coach)
Dick Randall (Manny)
Jon Clark (Digby)

Alternative Titles

April Fool’s Day – working title/re-release title
Jolly Killer – Italy
Le jour des fous – France
Die Todesparty – West Germany

See also
Friday the 13th (1980)

Extracts included in
Don’t Scream It’s Only a Movie (1989)



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