A psychotic killer called "The Breather" is on the loose, killing off sexually active high school students. With the police clueless about the identity of the killer, everyone is a suspect, including the innocent, quiet Toby. Mickey Rose's Student Bodies is scathing parody of the Slasher film sub-genre, which more so than not succeeds because of its erratic, playful style. Right off the bat Student Bodies makes its intentions clear, stating in big white letters "This motion picture is based on an actual incident. Last year 26 horror films were released... None of them lost money". It is this type of ham-fisted gesturing to the audience which makes Student Bodies so much fun. This opening message is just the beginning, with playful messages throughout, either pointing out the death count, a major plot-ploint, or a dubious mistake by one of the impending victims. Another one of the best aspects revolves around the treatment of the "Breather". Using a POV approach, think Black Christmas, the audience is subjected to 'The Breather"s strange ways, from his choice of murder weapons such as paper clips and eggplants, to how he disguises his voice on the phone with the aid of a rubber chicken. If you haven't figured it out by now, Student Bodies is stupid, and I mean that in a good way, effectively making fun of most of the tropes of the genre while being incredibly politically incorrect in the process. Now don't get me wrong, the film is definitely hit or miss with some of its jokes, and it pales in comparison to some of the best spoofs (Shaun of the Dead), but I would be lying if I didn't say it was enjoyable. In the end, Student Bodies doesn't hold back, providing a rather scathing commentary on the slasher genre which is almost certain to be enjoyed by fans of the slasher/horror genre.
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