B-Sides: Slaughter High Celebrates April Fool's Day
The working title for Slaughter High was April Fool’s Day. Too bad another slasher entitled April’s Fool’s Day was already on the way. Producers were forced to change their title to Slaughter High; yet, the thematic “April Fool’s Day” song remained. Thank goodness.
A bullied high school nerd is fatally killed by a prank gone horribly wrong. Or is he? A madman in a jester mask kills off the teenage tormentors responsible.
A then 36-year-old Caroline Munro starred as the movie’s teenage heroine. And you thought everyone on “Beverly Hills, 90210” were too old to play high school kids.
As a tragic footnote, Simon Scuddamore, the actor who played the bullied nerd Marty in this 1986 slasher comedy, committed suicide shortly after the film’s release.
Now that you’re depressed, here’s Slaughter High’s wacky theme song “April Fool’s Day”.
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