APRIL FOOLS DAY
Cliches fly thick and fast an extended prologue sets up a traumatic humiliation, which in the slasher genres crackerjack psychology inevitably turns the bullied underdog into a psycho; the non-plot is a tiresome series of tracking shots, false jumps, pranksters and women who decide to take baths for little apparent purpose; the survivor of the story is predictable from the outset she is the only one who has some pity for the psycho. The film fairly much only serves as a vehicle to string together Coast to Coasts cheaply efficient makeup effects. The plot is almost entirely devoid of logic, while the twist ending makes no sense at all.
Slaughter High is cheaply made it is, with the exception of a visit to Caroline Munros apartment and one exterior location, restricted entirely to the grounds of the school. This gives the appearance it was obtained as a cheap location because the building had been abandoned. There is much unintentional laughter potential. Genre favourite Caroline Munros lack of acting talent is gapingly apparent which puts her down at the same level as the rest of the cast but the funniest thing is when the film woefully tries to pose the tall and statuesque Munro, who was 36 at the time, as a teenager amid a cast of other teenagers. (And then when it comes to later life and Munro is playing around her real age, the rest of the teens fail to convince as adults). The theme song is an hilariously posed burst of heavy metal thrash accompanied by maniacal laughter and a voice shrieking Ill get you.
The Coast to Coast team George Dugdale, Mark Ezra and Peter Litten went onto make one further film, the horror film Living Doll (1990).