The killer calls himself "The Breather", presumably because the killer is always breathing heavily. Last year 26 horror films were released...None of them lost money." A few years ago, a mysterious serial-killer caused panic on Crippen High School. Malvert the Janitor brings his date to the football game in Student Bodies. Although it failed to find an audience upon its initial release it did develop somewhat of a cult following from many television airings during the 1980s. : (1980). Watching this group of no-name actors trudge through all the stock situations that teens in these flicks find themselves in goes to show how the people who conceived and made this flick got the joke long before most of us. Technical Specs. | He kills his male victims by placing them in trash bags alive. Sex kills. Student Bodies was certainly groundbreaking as a horror movie spoof. While trying to understand a frightening reoccurring nightmare, a pledge is coaxed into breaking into her father's department store by her sorority sisters, where a deranged killer targets the girls and their boyfriends. https://horror.fandom.com/wiki/Student_Bodies?oldid=63122, Jerry Belson as The Breather (credited as Richard Brando), Joe Talarowski as Principal Harlow Hebrew Peters, "The Stick" (Patrick Varnell) as Malvert the Janitor. "It's the galoshes. Now, who stole my paperclip? I'd place it around the 30% mark. He likes to breathe heavily, and he likes to make prank calls while talking through a rubber chicken. The killer was never caught. Photos © Copyright Paramount Pictures (1981). You know good urologist? Patty Priswell - Beaten to death by the Breather with a wooden horse. One of the film's oddest aspects is a character called Malvert, a creepy-looking janitor (itself a familiar trope in slasher movies), who does bizarre things like move about in a herky-jerky fashion and never really talks. Whenever the killer finds students having sex, he kills them. View production, box office, & company info. He doesn't yet realize she's dead so he utters this classic line, “Julie, you're not responding to my maleness.” But for every genuine laugh you have to sit through bad writing of the likes of the following phone conversation... Ms. Van Dyke: What makes your voice sound so funny? A serial killer with his signature heavy breathing proceeds to systematically kill the students and teachers of Lamab high school. The movie opens with a caption that reads, "This motion picture is based on an actual event. The fact that it doesn't include nudity, sex or swearing made it perfect for the boob tube. Now, he could be our man. They do a decent enough job although some of the minor roles come across a bit amateurishly. Menu. Malvert the Janitor At least when I have it with your father. He has some intense issues with which to deal. Since this film has none of those, and since research has proven that R-rated films are by far the most popular with the moviegoing public, the producers of this motion picture have asked me to take this opportunity to say 'Fuck you. Filming & Production The line I laughed hardest at is when the killer, who is known as "The Breather", phones a group of people gathered in the principal's office and tells the woman who answers, that "I'm gonna kill next at the football game. Several on-line reviews give the film itself a mixed reaction but praise The Stick's performance. Student Bodies has a few clever ideas but not enough for me to recommend it. He likes to breathe heavily, and he likes to make prank calls while talking through a rubber chicken. Wheels - Suffocated by the Breather. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Three years after a prank that went terribly awry, the six college students responsible are targeted by a masked killer at a New Year's Eve party aboard a moving train. Criminals hijack a plane and force the pilot and his daughter to fly them to Mexico. Long before Scary Movie (2000) spoofed the postmodern Scream series, Student Bodies (1981) lampooned the first wave of slasher films with slapstick humor à la Airplane! STUDENT BODIES’ most memorable character is without question Malvert the Janitor. What to Watch if You Miss the "Game of Thrones" Cast, The Breather © 2000 - 2017 Three Movie Buffs. Stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Eddie Redmayne share their 5 reasons not to miss The Trial of the Chicago 7 on Netflix. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? List of Deaths Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. The Breather is worth a few laughs as well as he often complains out loud about stereotypes he's forced to endure, such as climbing so many stairs and wearing galoshes. Patty Priswell - Beaten to death by the Breather with a wooden horse. For the most part the teachers fare better than the students and I agree that the janitor is one of the oddest looking people I've ever seen. He is one of the most bizarre looking human beings I've ever seen, with arms twice as long and skinny as any human has a right to be. Student Bodies Written by The overnight stock crew of a local supermarket find themselves being stalked and slashed by a mysterious maniac. I laughed when the naked guy gets into bed with his just murdered girlfriend. "We waste our money so you don't have to. Student Bodies was certainly groundbreaking as a horror movie spoof. Much as Scream would be years later, this movie is very self aware. When only the janitor remains in the bleachers the announcer says that all those whose parents are of the same sex can now leave. From there the story follows the usual path as more teenagers get killed and the heroine of the story (who is the virginal brunette) must try and escape from the killer's clutches.