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Splatter University (1984)

  Tags: 80's, 80's Slashers, college, Richard W. Haines, Splatter University

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Richard W. Haines
78 minutes
Francine Forbes, Ric Randig, Dick Biel, Kathy LaCommare, Laura Gold, Denise Texeira

This is yet another relatively unknown slasher film that blended itself into the 80's mold. Bringing nothing original to the table, Splatter University faded into the shadows of the slasher decade, never to be heard from again. That is until it got a recent re-release on DVD. The movie pretty much plays out like any other movie -- a killer is loose around the campus and no one knows who it is. The only difference is we deal more with our leads investigator and searching for clues rather than following a group of young punks as they get picked off one by one. With no gore and little blood, the movie has no actual redeeming qualities except for the many unintentionally funny scenes.

The story revolves around an Ivy League campus that gets a string of murders after a patient from a local asylum escapes. Deaths occur on and off campus, leading a young student to take it upon herself to investigate. The fast-paced killings in the beginning are notable, but sadly, that and some decent deaths are the only thing worth mentioning. Despite the incredible predictability and unoriginality, the movie still fairs off being a typical slasher -- nothing more; nothing less.

This is your typical 80's slasher that bares the average clichés and predictable that you've seen a dozen times before. Not recommended.

Posted on February 7, 2010 - 2:24pm | FrighT MasteR