Satan's School for Girls (1973)
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The ultimate title for a movie. Satan is bad enough, but for this loser to have a school for girls should bring on the Marines! SEE the trailer, or something close to it, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSYDSVqgY40 [img]http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQzdvmetdv-PUAKt3iZfe_y7Kj_vJRY69BXH-Njqs1GuzhNyTjKhA[/img] Satan's School for Girls (2000) is a dramatic horror film, starring Shannen Doherty, Julie Benz, Daniel Cosgrove and Kate Jackson. It is a remake of a 1973 ABC Movie of the Week of the same name. [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/f7/Poster_of_the_movie_Satan%27s_School_for_Girls.jpg/220px-Poster_of_the_movie_Satan%27s_School_for_Girls.jpg[/img] Reviews from your RT friends: 40% just say the snob's review. 60% While searching for the truth about her sister's suicide, Elizabeth (Franklin) infiltrates the all-girl boarding school she attended, posing as a stud... More 30% Here's another film rating. [img]http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTOc9Z5HozirCNrGsrXUbNcZ6uLeIKGqK8urccXS32UvbO6fZ5VLA[/img] Heres the story: The TV movie is about a woman named Beth who attends Fallbridge College for Girls to find out why her sister, who attended the college, committed suicide. Once she's there she soon discovers a satanic cult of witches who call themselves "The Five", and want Beth to join the cult. The film was directed by Christopher Leitch and is a remake of the 1973 version. The movie was also filmed in the city of Montreal, Quebec and the John Abbott College was used for the movie's campus. [img]http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQeK6XG6TAy47CEZgmGoafcaRnoqktFg2bd6uBJpR6GkaApW7go[/img] Directed by Christopher Leitch Written by Jennifer Maisel Starring Shannen Doherty Julie Benz Daniel Cosgrove Kate Jackson Music by Peter Manning Robinson Distributed by ABC Release date(s) March 13, 2000 Running time 87 min. Language English
While searching for the truth about her sister's suicide, Elizabeth (Franklin) infiltrates the all-girl boarding school she attended, posing as a student. The faculty and girls all seem friendly enough--especially insta-best-friend-on-campus Roberta (Jackson)--but with a title like "Satan's School for Girls", you gotta know there's witchcraft, evil rites, and guest lectures by the Horned One himself going on. "Satan's School for Girls" is a better-than-average made-for-TV movie from the mid-1970s. Although uneven in its pacing (partly due to the constricting nature of broadcast TV and the habitual, barely veiled recapping of what's happened to catch up those who tuned in late), there is a nice aura of unease that hangs over the whole film, and it even manages to envoke a real sense of dread at several points. (The best of these is when Elizabeth heads into the main building's cavernous basement in search of clues.) This could possibly have been a 7-Tomato film if not for the fact that it starts to fall apart in the third act. Up to that point, the filmmakers play a nice game of "maybe it is, maybe it isn't"... as in, maybe Satan WON'T be making an appearance in this film, despite the title. But then there's a really lame murder scene (where the victim could easily have simply reached up and grabbed at the girls who were poking at him with sticks, and thus made his escape), lots of over-the-top melodramatic acting, and an ending that is flat and unsatisfactory, because it's exactly what we expect it to be all along. Despite its flaws, I think this film is enjoyable for those who like suspense and horror movies that are driven more by atmosphere than sex and gore. Fans of Kate Jackson (like yours truly) will also enjoy it, because she gives a fine performance. Satan's School for Girls Starring: Pamela Franklin, Kate Jackson, Jamie Smith-Jackson, Lloyd Bochner, Cheryl Ladd, Jo Van Fleet, and Roy Thinnes Director: David Lowell Rich
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