George Clooney’s film debut, Return to Horror High bills him second on Netflix, but don’t get too excited. If you really want early Clooney, go watch The Facts of Life.
A crew is at Crippen High School making a film about the string of murders that were carried out a few years earlier. As people begin to die, an actress (Lori Lethin) and a local cop (Brendan Hughes) realize the killer is still out there…maybe.
- Harry Sleerik (Alex Rocco) plays the producer, who of course, wants more naked women and more blood, even if the story doesn’t call for it.
- Quality kills. Someone gets sucked into a bottomless sand pit and someone else gets dissected frog-style.
- The actress wears a lavender jumpsuit.
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This film moves the viewer from The Evil Dead toward The Blair Witch Project and Scream. It’s funny and self-aware. Of course, there are moments that don’t quite fit (it’s pushing the genre some place new), but at the same time, it succeeds in being fresh and surprising in the end.