Splatter University (1984)

Though it can be considered a slasher, Splatter U doesn’t follow most “rules” of a slasher. For that it is admirable. Unfortunately its innocence is the movie’s downfall, as it swivels between genuine horror and a spoof. The identity crisis is further shown by the misleading VHS cover, as there are certainly no cheerleaders.

Perhaps the most ironic broken rule is that several meat-head male characters are never threatened. Oh and they are assholes, (poorly) acting rude, obnoxious, selfish and sexist. The worst is that these people are at a UNIVERSITY yet they don’t carry any books, they skip class, cheat on papers and tests and drink a lot of beer. Sometimes it’s amusing but there’s too much. The movie is 80 minutes, for christ’s sake!

As far as the “splatter” goes, it’s tame. A knife goes in and watery blood spills. No intestines or anything. In fact the only thing that doesn’t have a low standard is the lead female. Lucky for Splatter, it was released early enough in the 80s to at least be considered classic camp. [rating: $5]

VHS is the SHT: Body Shop

from my own collection, now on eBay.
VERY RARE Body Shop VHS BIG BOX from Paragon, dated 1986

Box is intact and uncut, edges have some wear. There are some creases on the left side of box and on bottom. Only a couple of very small tears at top and bottom box flaps. There is a bar code sticker on side of box. Running time 75 minutes. Most of this movie–derived from Frankenstein–is pretty mundane, though the primitive gore effects are unforgettable.