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Horror High (1973)

PG | | Horror | March 1974 (USA)
A nerdy high school super whiz experiments with a chemical which will transform his guinea pig "Mr. Mumps" from a gentle pet into a ravenous monster. In a fit of rage against his tormentors... See full summary »

Director:

Larry N. Stouffer

Writer:

J.D. Feigelson (as Jake Fowler)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pat Cardi ... Vernon Potts
Austin Stoker ... Lieutenant Bozeman
Rosie Holotik ... Robin Jones
John Niland John Niland ... Coach McCall
Joye Hash Joye Hash ... Miss Grindstaff (as Joy Hash)
Jeff Alexander Jeff Alexander ... Mr. Griggs
Mike McHenry Mike McHenry ... Roger Davis
Nick Felix Nick Felix ... Mr. Henshaw
Michelle Falerne ... Girl-Student
Laura Williamson Laura Williamson ... Nurse
Charles Mann Charles Mann ... School Principal
Abner Haynes Abner Haynes ... Assistant Coach
Steve Kidwell Steve Kidwell ... Assistant Coach
Campbell Thomas Campbell Thomas ... Narrator
Chuck Beatty Chuck Beatty ... Policeman
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Storyline

A nerdy high school super whiz experiments with a chemical which will transform his guinea pig "Mr. Mumps" from a gentle pet into a ravenous monster. In a fit of rage against his tormentors at the high school, Vernon Potts (Pat Cardi) goes on a killing spree, eliminating all of those who ever picked on him - the Gym Coach, the School Jock, The Creepy Janitor (Mr. Griggs) & his hated teacher, Ms. Grindstaff. In the end he gets the jock's girlfriend for himself but his happiness is short-lived as the potion turns him into a monster hunted by the towns lame police Lieutenant - Bosman. Written by Bryan Zinn <BJzin@aol.com>

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He made an "A" in TERROR! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kiss the Teacher... Goodbye! See more »

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Budget:

$67,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Jamison Film Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The writer Jack Fowler is actually a pseudonym for J.D. Feigelson, who also wrote the classic Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981). See more »

Connections

Referenced in WildCat (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Vernon's Theme
Written and Performed by Jerry Coward
Lyrics by Joy Buxton
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Twisted Brainiacs Unite!
27 August 2005 | by chuckthomas69See all my reviews

Wow... Reading through these comments is giving me goose bumps! For years, no one I asked had ever seen (or heard of) this nasty little movie, but now I see that I am not alone after all!

My experience of Twisted Brain is nearly identical to many others here: I was 11 years old when my best friend and I saw this movie on Pittsburgh, PA's Chiller Theater. Ever since that night, I have never looked at a paper-cutter or a pair of cleats the same way.

As many of you have said, there is something about this gritty, low-budget shocker that just sticks with you. It's not that this is a good movie, but obviously it had a lasting impression on a whole generation of us. Even now, I can remember the grainy film and cheesetastic music, the vat of acid, the brutal murders. I will never forget that first viewing of this film.

I can't say that I recommend it, exactly. It may be a you-had-to-be-there kind of experience for those of us who saw it back in the day, and I'm sure Twisted Brain may not hold up well after all these years. I'm just really glad to read that so many others had the same experience of it that I did.


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