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Self reference horror spoof that predates Scream by 9 years but nowhere as good
on 2 October 2017
No connection to the 70s horror HORROR HIGH, Return to Horror High is a self reference comedy horror which revolves around a film crew making a documentary movie on the school killings at 'Crippen' high school which occurred 5 years previously. To make everything as authentic as possible the crew film in the actual school. Movie takes a non-linear approach and switches back and forth to what happened to the crew, it can become a muddled affair as we are constantly switched from within a movie, to life events and then back again, and that includes dream sequences. In short what we had on paper was a classic send up of slasher movies, becomes a disjointed one. However the film rarely bores and still has some wonderful dead pan one liners.
Infamously known as having a young George Clooney (his movie debut) though he has a very small role as an advising cop. Less known for being an obvious influence for Wes Craven's SCREAM. Even the killer costume looks the same, though unlike SCREAM this is evidently 100% spoof. To date this is director Bill Froehlich's only full feature.