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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Student Bodies

My review of Student Bodies is now up on Doomed Moviethon. Being one of my favorite movies of all time, writing a review for it was a joy. I've seen the movie several times over the years and I think it's still fresh. Given its relative obscurity, how I even knew about this movie is interesting.

I don't remember how Matt knew about Student Bodies (I think he saw it on cable) but we watched it at one of the many "screenings" at his house (which also included Kentucky Fried Movie and Midnight Madness). Already a fan of Halloween and its knock-offs, I laughed so hard that it hurt.

The humor is so deadpan and matter-of-fact that you have to pay attention to what's being said. If you only focus on the acting, you'd think it was an after-school special. However, by the time you see the murder weapon of choice for the first offing (a paperclip instead of rope, poison, a knife or a gun), you know this is some really funny stuff.

The only crime is that the film is hard to find. At last check, it's only available on VHS and I have not heard any word about a DVD release. If you come across it anywhere, pick it up.

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