The Curious Case of the Campus Corpse (1977)

Genres - Comedy, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Thriller  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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A young man finds out that making friends with the Big Men On Campus is more difficult and dangerous than he ever imagined in this offbeat blend of drama and comedy. Craig Lewis (Jeff East) is a recent high school graduate who has won a track scholarship to a prestigious university. Craig's impressive time on the track attracts the attention of Rod (Brad David), the leader of the most exclusive fraternity on campus, and Craig and his new friend Barney (Charles Martin Smith) are invited to pledge the Delts. However, before Craig and Barney can join, they're put through a hazing ritual in which they're left in the middle of nowhere wearing just athletic supporters and told to find their way back to town. Barney has a serious accident making his way back to the house, and Craig is shocked to discover he's dead. When Rod and his muscle-bound lieutenant Phil (Jim Boelsen) discover Barney's body, they hide his remains in a freezer and tell Craig if he wants to keep himself and his friends out of jail, he'll have to impersonate Barney on campus for the time being. Also starring David Hayward, Kelly Moran and Sandra Vacey, The Curious Case of the Campus Corpse was originally released under the title The Hazing.

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criminal, maniac, witness, accident, college, death, fraternity, hazing, initiation, on-the-run, rampage, school, slasher, stalking