Massacre at Central High airing on TCM 04/03

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  1. Copyboy

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    I was just flipping through the latest issue of NOW PLAYING to see what's coming up on TCM next week and noticed they're airing MASSACRE AT CENTRAL HIGH Friday night April 3rd at 2am Eastern Time. I've never seen this one and have heard about it since I was a kid and have always wanted to see it. Just figured I'd let you all know in case there's anyone else out there who would like to check it out.

    I should also note that it's unfortunately NOT going to be shown in widescreen, but for the chance to see it at all uncut and commercial free will be good enough for me. For now.
     
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    Thanks for the "heads up," Copyboy. This is AWESOME news!

    I saw this flick back in the early 80's, and only the one time, but there are several scenes that I can still recall very vividly. It's a shame that the title doesn't really do the film justice, and makes it sound like just another generic slasher. As much as I love slashers, this movie definitely has a bit more on its mind.
     
  3. Too cool. I'll definately will DV-R this here at one of my older brother's house where I'm currently living! I've ehard about this, and I know it has Roller Boogie & Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter's Kimberly Beck, but not much else about this obscure supposed gem.

    I'll watch with an open mind. I think to think now 'n days with things like these airing a company is tensting the waters ofr a possible DVD release. ;) Ya never know.

    Again big thanks.
     
  4. Matt89

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    There is a chance that they'll still play it in widescreen (rarely do they ever play a fullscreen version of a widescreen film). Still of the Night (1982) was on this past Saturday and it's never been released on DVD, but they still showed a widescreen version of the film. So, there's still hope.

    ~Matt
     
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    This has played a few times on Drive-In Classics (A Canadian channel) a few times over the past year. I've never caught the whole thing, but from the bits and pieces I've seen I was digging it.
     
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    Yeah, Massacre at Central High is a surprisingly good film. I have the R2 (which looks like it was taken from a VHS tape) but I was surprised at how good it was. It's not a horror film (as the title may make it sound), it's more a thriller/teen revenge film.

    ~Matt
     
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    Good Stuff. Cheryl Rainbeaux Smith.
     
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    Love this one. Still have the VHS.
     
  9. meddle

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    Cult Epics have a region 1 DVD that is scheduled for release in September. :glasses:
     
  10. Beyond sweet news. :D Big thanks for that one, meddle. Look's like I'll simply adjust my disappointment and will hold off and shall wait and order that then. Can't wait. From what I hear as well, as many others here have noted, the title is a bit misleading, but it suppsoedly is a surprisingly good film ...
     
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    Thanks for the heads up, I've never seen it and I'll give it a look.
     
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    I don't see it either. Do you have a link?
     
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    I always felt like Heathers was a semi rip off of this movie. The similarities between the two are many. This was a pretty good teen revenge flick, and I will definitely DVR it.
     
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    It's been cancelled. TCM's not showing it anymore.

    ~Matt
     
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    I can definitely see that. Massacre at Central High doesn't really play out like a horror movie. More of high school revenge flick.
     
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    I like this film......for some reason.
    Its an odd little number, but it is very likeable.....
     
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    Always wanted to see this movie too, guess I'll be waiting for the DVD in Sept.
     
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    I check cult epic website, I don't see this news.
     
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    It came with other press info that they sent me a few months back. I just emailed them to double check on the September date and they said, “We are working on HYSTERIA and MASSACRE AT CENTRAL HIGH, but at this time we cannot say how long it will take”. So it is still planned, just later than sooner.
     

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