Graduation Day (1981)

Genres - Mystery, Horror, Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Slasher Film  |   Release Date - May 1, 1981 (USA - Unknown), May 1, 1981 (USA)  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Cavett Binion

This standard formula slasher-thriller involves an equal-opportunity psycho busily pitchforking both male and female members of a high-school track team. The killer's motivation is supposedly linked to a similar murder which occurred 40 years ago at an ill-fated graduation dance. This tedious time-waster scores a few brownie points by way of creative casting (be sure to catch Vanna White as one of the toothsome victims), but that's about it. Slasher movie completists may note the plot's strong resemblance to that of The Prowler, a lesser-known but far more stylish film released the same year. Future scream-queen-in-training Linnea Quigley appears in a small doomed-teen role.



coach, girl, high-school, killing, multiple-murder, murder, rampage, running, school, school-principal, serial-killer, slasher, team, teenagers, track [track and field]