Monday, October 28, 2013

Maniacal Movie Poster Monday #139!

Theme Week!
Slasher Spoofs from the Early Eighties!

Student Bodies  (Paramount, 1981)

The first of the spoof movies to take on the slasher craze - this one has some great moments. The movie doesn't hold up to the end - but there's some pretty damned funny stuff along the way!

Pandemonium  (aka Thursday the 12th)  (MGM/UA, 1982)

Almost the same result here - funny ideas and people - but the movie itself doesn't hold together through to the end. One of the best jokes - hero Tom Smothers is a Mountie because so many of the slasher and horror movies were shot in Canada!

Wacko  (Jensen Farley Pictures, 1982)

I have not seen this one - which starts off with cop Joe Don Baker trying to find the "Lawnmower Killer" - but I can only imagine that it roams far afield if that poster is any indication - and probably also fails to find an ending. Think I might need to track this one down on VHS and finally check it out thirty years later!

Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!


  1. That last one looks like an early "Pastiche" parody film.

    1. It really does, doesn't it? Wonder if those two guys who have made 85% of those movies were plopped down for babysitting by cable screenings of this movie?