Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Norman Alden, Dirk Blocker, Eric Boles, David Clarke, Logan Clarke
Director: Rospo Pallenberg
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
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Damian M. (ratchet)
Reviewed on 3/11/2009...
Another 80's horror-comedy in a high school. Pretty damn good all-around. Martin Mull was funny in his limited role and Brad Pitt was awfully young. Much better than Scream or any of the other high school whoodunit-type slashers
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RedBlackCat | Portland, OR | 11/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One thing you have to love about this movie is the angsty, sexually frustrated teen Brad Pitt--no one knew who he was then, and we can enjoy it at his expense now. Another is the light, almost frolicsome way we're taken through the string of murders and ensuing panic. Some people don't like this movie, but I think it's because they missed the sappy, pulsating heart of it. This movie wasn't meant to be taken seriously. It was meant to make us cheer when grumpy teachers and naughty, promiscuous teens meet their bloody ends. If you enjoy this one, you might also like Return to Horror High, which features not only Marcia Brady as a rather perverse cop, but also a young George Clooney, who has about five lines and then is the first to die (the indignity!). Anyway, Cutting Class has my favorite quote from a teen slasher, and it might give you some insight into what you'll be getting out of this movie: "I was a murderer. It wasn't as prestigious as being a doctor or a lawyer...but the hours were good.""
80's Old School Horror Fans Would Enjoy
Saralyn Shen | Binghamton, NY USA | 09/25/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Omg, I haven't seen this movie in years! Yes, ladies and gents, that *is* Brad Pitt on the cover, but the cover tries to fool you. This isn't Brad Pitt's breakout roll, that was the hitchhiker in Thelma & Louise. But this movie may be one of his first films. He plays a minor character with one scene of his own.
Cutting Class isn't a great classic like The Haunting or The Legend of Hell House. So why three stars instead of two? Because it was a favorite of mine, and anyone who enjoyed movies like Chopping Mall, Night of the Comet, Prom Night, or Return to Horror High, etc will find this movie to be an enjoyable addition to your collection!"
Witty little slasher flick.
The Final Word | 06/07/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Made when Pitt was a kid and it shows. But the story is told with a tongue-in-cheek style that elevates it above the genre it represents by about half a degree. Martin Mull steals the show. But the young leads provide eye-candy and I enjoyed myself despite myself. This edition is an import with the English sound track pasted over the picture, or so it seems, but since there is no official release in the U.S. it will do. It is entertaining in it's own way and worth it to see Pitt begin his career inauspiciously."