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[[caption-width-right:317:[- When you name a school that, this sort of thing is to be expected. -] ]]

-> ''There's Horror in the Halls... Lynching in the Lunchroom... Murder in Metal Shop.''

'''''Slaughter High''''' is a British (despite how hard it tries to not look it) SlasherMovie released in 1986, and made by the people who brought you ''Film/{{Pieces}}'' and ''Film/DontOpenTillChristmas'' (and apparently ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'', or so they claim). It concerns the misadventures of bully target Marty Rantzen, a nerdy student at Doddsville High. A DeadlyPrank ends up costing Marty his visage, and he is ultimately committed to a mental hospital due to the trauma.

Five years later, and after several unsuccessful attempts to fix his face, Marty escapes, and has a lethal class reunion at the now-closed high school.

!! The curriculum at ''Slaughter High'' includes:

* EightiesHair
* AccidentalMurder: Carol hears someone coming around the corner, and lashes out with an axe, killing Skip.
* AcidPool: Shirley's death.
* AllJustADream: The film ends with a bandaged Marty waking up in a hospital bed, leaving it ambiguous as to whether any of the film really happened. Regardless, Marty kills a nurse, takes her uniform, jabs a doctor in the eye with a syringe, then rips his own scarred face apart.
* AnAxeToGrind: Skip's death.
* AprilFoolsPlot: The events of the film take place on April 1.
* AshFace: The electrocuted Stella.
* AssholeVictim
* AxCrazy
* BandagedFace: The hospitalized Marty.
* BarrierBustingBlow: Marty punches through a window to get at Carol (but don't worry... [[spoiler:he's wearing gloves]]).
* BathroomStallGraffiti
* BathtubScene: Though the water turns into acid.
* BatterUp: Carol bashes Marty with one a few times, then [[TooDumbToLive drops it]] and runs away, allowing Marty to pick it up.
* BigOlEyebrows: The jester mask.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Digby.
* BlatantLies:
--> '''Carol:''' "You have done it before, haven't you?"
--> '''Marty:''' "Who do you think you got here, some little virgin? Me, I'm a sex machine!"
* BloodFromTheMouth: One of the hallucinatory zombies vomits a large amount of blood.
* BloodIsSquickerInWater: A toilet randomly overflows with blood.
* BloodyHandprint: Marty leaves one on a banner.
* BoundAndGagged: Skip.
* {{Bowdlerized}}: Releases in Australia and Hong Kong removed... well, almost everything.
* CaliforniaDoubling: The film is set in America, but filmed in the UK.
* CaptainObvious: The trivia track included in the Lionsgate DVD.
* CarpetOfVirility: Frank.
* CatapultNightmare: Suffered by Carol.
* CatScare: The rat in Marty's old locker.
* ChaseScene
* ChekhovsGun: The javelin.
* ClosedCircle
* CobwebJungle: "Cobwebs... you gotta be kidding."
* CompletelyDifferentTitle: ''April Fool's Day'' in Japan, and ''Jolly Killer'' in Italy.
* CoolBike: Owned by Frank.
* CoolMask: An old man mask with a jester hat.
* CoolSword: Carl's death.
* CouldntFindAPen: "April Fools!"
* CreatorCameo: Producer Dick Randall plays Carol's agent, Manny.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath
* CrustyCaretaker: Digby.
* CuriosityKilledTheCast: Skip gets captured when he investigates the noises by made by Marty's jester cap, and of course Carol and Nancy go looking for him.
* CurtainCamouflage: Used by Skip and Frank for a prank on Carol and Nancy. Marty also enjoys hiding behind a poster of himself, and when Carol tries this in the auditorium, Marty just starts stabbing through the curtains.
* DangerTakesABackseat: Carl's death.
* DawsonCasting: But one example is the thirty-six or so Caroline Monroe playing the teenaged Carol.
* DaylightHorror: The last third.
* DeadlyPrank
* DeathByIrony: Electrocution, jabbing with a javelin, drowning, and (unintentional) burning were all ways they bullied Marty.
* DeathByMocking
* DeathBySex: Stella and Frank.
* DemBones: On [[http://www.retroslashers.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/slaughterhigh.jpg the cover]] for the VHS.
* DestinationDefenestration: Done to Marty by Carol.
* DevelopingDoomedCharacters
* DramaticThunder
* DrowningPit: Nancy's death.
* DwindlingParty
* TheEighties
* EvilLaugh: Marty does it only once, but that doesn't stop it from appearing prominently in the film's score.
* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: After killing everyone, Marty imagines them returning as ghouls.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Coach.
* EyeScream: A doctor gets a syringe in the eye.
* FacialHorror: Marty's disfiguration, and him peeling off a chunk of his own face off in the end.
* FanDisservice: All nudity ends nightmarishly.
* FinalGirl: Carol.
* FlippingTheBird
* FlowerInHerHair: Stella.
* FurAndLoathing: Susan and Stella.
* GangOfBullies
* GilliganCut: "All we have to do is stay awake, it'll be a cinch."
* {{Gorn}}
* GrossUpCloseUp
* HighSchool
* HollywoodAcid
* HooksAndCrooks: Digby has his head shoved onto a coat hook.
* HopeSpot: Carl getting to Carol's car, and Nancy getting outside.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Marty.
* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday
* HostileWeather
* HystericalWoman: Nancy.
* IdenticalStranger: Joe and Frank might as well be the same character.
* ImpaledPalm: After killing Digby, Marty nails him to a door.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Carl's death.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: Though you'd think they'd stop drinking, since an acid-laced beer was what killed Ted.
* InsaneTrollLogic: Why does everyone assume Marty will stop killing just because April Fool's Day ends at noon?
* InSeriesNickname: "Bonecrusher" for Joey.
* IronicEcho: "How do you want it, hot or cold?"
* ItsProbablyNothing
* JavelinThrower: A javelin appears as a weapon throughout, and is used by Marty to stab Carol to death.
* JerkJock
* KickTheDog: Marty killing the innocent Digby.
* KilroyWasHere
* LingerieScene: Carol.
* TheLoinsSleepTonight: Frank has trouble getting it up, at least until Stella insults his heterosexuality.
* MaleFrontalNudity
* MalevolentMaskedMen
* TheManTheyCouldntHang: Marty hangs Skip, who manages to survive until the rope breaks.
* MenacingStroll
* ModestyTowel: Carol.
* MonsterClown
* MurdererPOV
* NeckLift: Done to Digby.
* {{Nerd}}: Marty.
* NerdGlasses: Marty.
* NeverMyFault: "That stupid dork Marty, it's all his fucking fault!"
* NothingIsScarier: We don't see how Susan dies.
* OffScreenTeleportation
* OminousFog: A classroom fills with it, once Marty completely loses it.
* OnceIsNotEnough
* OohMeAccentsSlipping
* {{Overcrank}}: Repeatedly, including on when a man gets a syringe in the eye.
* PeekABooCorpse: The door Digby's body is nailed to swings open when Carol walks past it, and Susan's corpse swings down as she is exploring.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: The scrawny Marty uses just one hand to lift Digby.
* PottyFailure: "You bastard, I wet myself!"
* PrecisionFStrike: "I showed ya! April Fools! April fucking Fools, motherfuckers!"
* PreppyName: Skip Pollack.
* PsychoticSmirk: The film ends on a shot of Marty's as he pulls a piece of his own face off.
* RightThroughTheWall: Stella and Frank.
* RoadApples:
--> '''Joe:''' "Oh, shit!"
--> '''Skip:''' "What?!"
--> '''Joe:''' "... Dog shit."
* {{Recut}}: The initial UK release was trimmed slightly.
* ReunionRevenge
* RevisedEnding: The original ending for the film had [[spoiler:the zombies of Marty's victims lunging at him before cutting to the credits, but the hospital coda was added on by another director.]]
* RosesAreRedVioletsAreBlue: The first part of the rhyme can be seen in Marty's yearbook, but the rest is obscured.
* TheScourgeOfGod
* ShoutOut: Joe scares Stella with a hockey mask ("Who'd you think I was, Jason?") as we get a blaring sting from the ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' series.
* SignificantBirthdate: April Fool's Day.
* SinisterSchnoz: Skip.
* SinisterSilhouettes
* StealthHiBye: Skip and Frank somehow reaching the washroom before Carol and Nancy.
* StrippedToTheBone: Shirley.
* StatuesqueStunner: Carol.
* SternTeacher: Coach, who punishes Marty's tormentors, but doesn't seem that sympathetic towards him.
* StuffBlowingUp: On the TitleIn, and when the chemistry lab goes up in flames along with Marty.
* SweaterGirl: Nancy.
* {{Swirlie}}: Poor Marty.
* TeensAreMonsters
* TemptingFate: "It should be fun. Besides, what have we got to lose?"
* TentativeLight
* TitleIn: 1 April. Fool.s Day.
* TokenMinority: Shirley (asian) and Digby (black).
* TooDumbToLive: Please people, stop wandering off alone. Damnit Carol, quit dropping weapons, especially right next to Marty.
* TrapMaster: Marty.
* TwoFaced: Marty.
* VaderBreath
* VisualPun: Beer causes some ''literal'' gut rot.
* VillainSong
* VomitDiscretionShot: That laced joint gets to Marty.
* WeWait: Said by Skip.
* WhereItAllBegan: Marty kills Carol in the girl's locker room, the site of his worst humiliation.
* WhiteGloves: Marty.
* WhosLaughingNow
* WindowPain: A brick gets thrown trough the gymnasium window, as a part of yet another elaborate prank on Marty.
* WinkDing
* YourCheatingHeart: Stella cheats on Joe with Frank.
* YouShouldHaveDiedInstead: "If you hadn't taken Marty into the showers, none of this would have happened! It's you two he's after, nobody else! Stella, Frank, Joe, none of them should have died, it should have been you two! You both should be dead!"
* ZombieGait: Done by Joe.

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