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Old 09-22-19, 11:11 PM
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"Return to Horror High" Reviews/Discussion - 2019 Horror Challenge





Return to Horror High (1987)



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Old 10-30-19, 11:23 PM
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Re: "Return to Horror High" Reviews/Discussion - 2019 Horror Challenge

First time viewing here. The meta elements are initially fun but then start to feel tired more often than not seeming to intentionally kill any tension which is sort of funny but not as enjoyable. There are already large swaths of movie that seem boring pierced by occassional humor or interesting kills; but maybe I was just not into as much of the back and forth meta elements.
Biology teach dissection is great.
Some of the dark humor here is funny; like how no one knows how many victims there are because of parts everywhere.
Cool mask for the killer.

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Old 10-31-19, 11:33 PM
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I hated this the first time I watched it, but that was years ago, back when the DVD first came out by Anchor Bay. But on a rewatch it's not bad. It just has some stretches where not enough happens.
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Re: "Return to Horror High" Reviews/Discussion - 2019 Horror Challenge

That director reminds me of Steve Gutenberg from Police Academy 2, when he was playing Jughead.
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^ "Not the new zoo but the old zoo!"

Alex Rocco's character was fun to watch but even with the meta elements the movie dragged and I lost interest. So George Clooney went from this to Return of the Killer Tomatoes!.
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Re: "Return to Horror High" Reviews/Discussion - 2019 Horror Challenge

I usually really like dark humor, but this mostly fell flat for me. I few good moments and I liked most of the meta stuff, but overall a bit of a slog to get thru.

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