Class of 1984 Reviews

  • Jun 27, 2020

    Most of Class of 1984 is a fun romp…until it takes a suddenly dark turn, and becomes a violent revenge actioner, that can't help but feel like a teacher's nightmare-turned fantasy on how to handle certain douchebag students. Making Peter, the leader of the bully-gang, simply a victim of middle-class, broken-family boredom is perfect. It's a great reminder that there's nothing more terrifying than an entitled white boy with too much time on his hands.

    Most of Class of 1984 is a fun romp…until it takes a suddenly dark turn, and becomes a violent revenge actioner, that can't help but feel like a teacher's nightmare-turned fantasy on how to handle certain douchebag students. Making Peter, the leader of the bully-gang, simply a victim of middle-class, broken-family boredom is perfect. It's a great reminder that there's nothing more terrifying than an entitled white boy with too much time on his hands.

  • May 25, 2020

    Class of 1984 is a violent, bloody, shocking explotated cult horror film of all time.

    Class of 1984 is a violent, bloody, shocking explotated cult horror film of all time.

  • Apr 28, 2020

    excellent film in which milquetoast white man (gay?) teaches music in the ghetto school & goes absolutely apeshit on some comically rebellious youth

    excellent film in which milquetoast white man (gay?) teaches music in the ghetto school & goes absolutely apeshit on some comically rebellious youth

  • Feb 26, 2020

    Seriously awesome slice of 80s cinema.

    Seriously awesome slice of 80s cinema.

  • Nov 17, 2019

    Ah yes, another gross brutal exploitation crime drama horror, this time in a high school! Why are the students in their 30's? I joke. This was almost a parody of itself...or was America actually this f*cked up? Either way, makes for a good horror, well, a decent horror. I enjoyed it. It was grim silly campy depressing filth. Not a feel good. Also the acting was sometimes pretty bad.

    Ah yes, another gross brutal exploitation crime drama horror, this time in a high school! Why are the students in their 30's? I joke. This was almost a parody of itself...or was America actually this f*cked up? Either way, makes for a good horror, well, a decent horror. I enjoyed it. It was grim silly campy depressing filth. Not a feel good. Also the acting was sometimes pretty bad.

  • Nov 15, 2019

    It's hard to say what is more disturbing: The excessively sadistic and misogynistic final act or the number of reviewers on RT who think that this reactionary nightmare is somehow "prophetic" and "quite accurate," a "reasonable prediction"—or, rather, racist fantasy—of "what can and has happened in urban schools to some degree."

    It's hard to say what is more disturbing: The excessively sadistic and misogynistic final act or the number of reviewers on RT who think that this reactionary nightmare is somehow "prophetic" and "quite accurate," a "reasonable prediction"—or, rather, racist fantasy—of "what can and has happened in urban schools to some degree."

  • Sep 05, 2019

    For me, this movie is a cross between A Clockwork Orange and Breakfast Club. Admittedly, if this were not based on a true story it would feel like an over-exaggerated school drama that turns into a blood bath towards the end. Hats of to Mark L. Letter for trying to touch upon, and, expose the growing problems of public schools in the inner city during the golden years of the punk error. This film doesn't shy away from Racism, Violence, Profanity, Sexual Abuse, Rape and Drug abuse.

    For me, this movie is a cross between A Clockwork Orange and Breakfast Club. Admittedly, if this were not based on a true story it would feel like an over-exaggerated school drama that turns into a blood bath towards the end. Hats of to Mark L. Letter for trying to touch upon, and, expose the growing problems of public schools in the inner city during the golden years of the punk error. This film doesn't shy away from Racism, Violence, Profanity, Sexual Abuse, Rape and Drug abuse.

  • Aug 01, 2019

    It wasn’t bad . But 3 o’clock high is better. It does have A young kinda chubby Michael J Fox . Not a lotta character development along the way other than a short scene where you see the main antagonist mom making excuses for him and she mentioned something about his dad passing. So I guess that’s why he’s crazy don’t really say . However Roddy McDowall is rather enjoyable and over the top as always. It’s definitely a film outta time . But it’s decent if you need to feel nostalgic for some VHS 📼 revenge.

    It wasn’t bad . But 3 o’clock high is better. It does have A young kinda chubby Michael J Fox . Not a lotta character development along the way other than a short scene where you see the main antagonist mom making excuses for him and she mentioned something about his dad passing. So I guess that’s why he’s crazy don’t really say . However Roddy McDowall is rather enjoyable and over the top as always. It’s definitely a film outta time . But it’s decent if you need to feel nostalgic for some VHS 📼 revenge.

  • Feb 08, 2019

    Goofy (unintentionally), fun, trashy, dated 1982 update of Blackboard Jungle. Fun to watch.

    Goofy (unintentionally), fun, trashy, dated 1982 update of Blackboard Jungle. Fun to watch.

  • Jan 11, 2019

    Brilliant, a hidden gem. It's a very gruesome towards the end but overall it's surprisingly ation packed.

    Brilliant, a hidden gem. It's a very gruesome towards the end but overall it's surprisingly ation packed.