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* PregnancyMakesYouCrazy: Combined with LoveMakesYouCrazy. After learning she is pregnant, [[spoiler:Eleanor]] starts murdering all of the women her partner has been unfaithful with, and then anyone who threatens him or his career.

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* PunBasedTitle: The film's UK title sounds an awful lot like "terrorize".


* DangerTakesABackSeat: At the end of the film, the killer seeming rises from the backseat of Lt. Austin's car and holds a knife to his throat. [[spoiler:It turns out to be Taj playing a practical joke.]]

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* DangerTakesABackSeat: At the end of the film, the killer seeming seemingly rises from the backseat of Lt. Austin's car and holds a knife to his throat. [[spoiler:It turns out to be Taj playing a practical joke.]]



* OffScreenTeleportation: The killer at one point vanishes and reappears inside a cupboard, with no indication of how they could have got there. At another point, the disappear from the café and turn up at the mouth of the alley ahead of the woman who is attempting to escape them, despite the fact this would have involved them completely looping the block.

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* OffScreenTeleportation: The killer at one point vanishes and reappears inside a cupboard, with no indication of how they could have got there. At another point, the they disappear from the café and turn up at the mouth of the alley ahead of the woman who is attempting to escape them, despite the fact this would have involved them completely looping the block.


''Night School'' (released in the United Kingdom as ''Terror Eyes'') is a 1981 American SlasherFilm, directed by Ken Hughes and starring Rachel Ward, in her feature film debut.

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''Night School'' (released in the United Kingdom as ''Terror Eyes'') is a 1981 American SlasherFilm, directed by Ken Hughes and starring Rachel Ward, in her feature film debut.
debut. The music score was composed by Brad Fiedel (''Film/TheTerminator'', ''Film/{{Fright Night|1985}}'').


* LonelyFuneral: Elanor is the only mourner at Victor's funeral.

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* LonelyFuneral: Elanor Eleanor is the only mourner at Victor's funeral.funeral.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: The motivation for the killer. [[spoiler:When Eleanor learns she is pregnant with Victor's child, she starts eliminating everyone she sees as threat to her new family. This includes all of the women Victor has been unfaithful to her with, and anyone who threatens Victor, such as the Dean, who threatens to fire him.]]

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* KnifeNut: The killer's weapon of choice is a [[KukrisAreKool kukri]].

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* OffScreenTeleportation: The killer at one point vanishes and reappears inside a cupboard, with no indication of how they could have got there. At another point, the disappear from the café and turn up at the mouth of the alley ahead of the woman who is attempting to escape them, despite the fact this would have involved them completely looping the block.

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* ChairmanOfTheBrawl: During the fight in the café, Carol attempts to hit the killer with chair. The killer shrugs it off.

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* CallingCard: The killer always leaves the severed head of their victim submerged in water.

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No connection to the [[Film/NightSchool 2018 comedy of the same name]].


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* ItAlwaysRainsAtFunerals: It is raining during Victor's LonelyFuneral.



* TeacherStudentRomace: Professor Millett has had affairs with numerous of his students, and is living with his research assistant.
* YouJustToldMe: Following a loaded question from Lt. Austin, Eleanor explains the ritual signicance of a headhunter placing their victm's head in water. She then asks him how he knew about it, and he replies that she just told him.

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* TeacherStudentRomace: TeacherStudentRomance: Professor Millett has had affairs with numerous of his students, and is living with his research assistant.
* YouJustToldMe: Following a loaded question from Lt. Austin, Eleanor explains the ritual signicance significance of a headhunter placing their victm's victim's head in water. She then asks him how he knew about it, and he replies that she just told him.


* KukrisAreCool: The killer wields a kukri: using it to decapitate victims with a single stroke.

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* KukrisAreCool: KukrisAreKool: The killer wields a kukri: using it to decapitate victims with a single stroke.

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''Night School'' (released in the United Kingdom as ''Terror Eyes'') is a 1981 American SlasherFilm, directed by Ken Hughes and starring Rachel Ward, in her feature film debut.

A Boston police detective investigates a series of gruesome decapitations of various college coeds commited by a helmeted, black-leather clad serial killer which leads him to suspect a well known anthropology professor as well as his female live-in assistant.

!!''Night School'' contains examples of:

* DangerTakesABackSeat: At the end of the film, the killer seeming rises from the backseat of Lt. Austin's car and holds a knife to his throat. [[spoiler:It turns out to be Taj playing a practical joke.]]
* KukrisAreCool: The killer wields a kukri: using it to decapitate victims with a single stroke.
* LonelyFuneral: Elanor is the only mourner at Victor's funeral.
* OffWithHerHead: All of the victims are murdered by having being decapitated.
* ThePeepingTom: Gus is a peeping tom, which leads Taj to suspect him of being the killer. He is arrested while peeping at the house where the final murders take place.
* ShowerOfLove: Victor and Elanor have sex in the shower.
* TeacherStudentRomace: Professor Millett has had affairs with numerous of his students, and is living with his research assistant.
* YouJustToldMe: Following a loaded question from Lt. Austin, Eleanor explains the ritual signicance of a headhunter placing their victm's head in water. She then asks him how he knew about it, and he replies that she just told him.

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