High School Horror

High School Horror

10 Episodes

Is there anything scarier than being a teenager? Relive your high school nightmares with these tales of terror unleashed in classrooms, gyms, locker-lined halls, and cafeterias, where psychotic slashers and supernatural monsters pursue jocks, nerds, and prom queens alike. The everyday fears of adolescence—social anxiety! changing bodies!—have inspired some of horror cinema’s most giddily bloodthirsty visions, from VHS-era exploitation shockers like MASSACRE AT CENTRAL HIGH and SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE to ’90s teen-movie touchstones like I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER and THE FACULTY and cult favorites like DONNIE DARKO and BATTLE ROYALE.

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High School Horror
  • High School Horror Teaser

    Episode 1

  • Massacre at Central High

    Episode 2

    Directed by René Daalder • 1976 • United States
    Starring Derrel Maury, Andrew Stevens, Robert Carradine

    This powerful blend of social commentary and exploitation is one of the premiere genre films of the 1970s and a provocative allegory about fascism and power structures in a high school world w...

  • Suspiria

    Episode 3

    Directed by Dario Argento • 1977 • Italy
    Starring Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci

    One of cinema’s most potent hallucinogens, Dario Argento’s witchy freak-out is a sustained spectacle of outrageously stylized violence and eye-popping art direction. When doe-eyed American ballerina S...

  • Prom Night

    Episode 4

    Directed by Paul Lynch • 1980 • Canada
    Starring Leslie Nielsen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Casey Stevens

    Ultimate scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis stars in this midnight-movie classic, one of the most popular slashers to follow in the wake of HALLOWEEN’s success. For six years, a group of four teenage frien...

  • The Slumber Party Massacre

    Episode 5

    Directed by Amy Holden Jones • 1982 • United States
    Starring Michelle Michaels, Robin Stille, Michael Villella

    Scripted by lesbian feminist author Rita Mae Brown, THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE puts a smart, subversive, and lightly satirical spin on the 1980s slasher formula. When Trish (Michelle Mi...

  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    Episode 6

    Directed by David Lynch • 1992 • United States

    In the town of Twin Peaks, everybody has their secrets, but no one more than Laura Palmer. In this prequel to his groundbreaking 1990s television series, David Lynch resurrects the teenager found wrapped in plastic at the beginning of the show, fo...

  • Battle Royale

    Episode 7

    Directed by Kinji Fukasaku • 2000 • Japan
    Starring Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Takeshi Kitano

    Stunningly subversive and explosively controversial, Kinji Fukasaku’s still-shocking vision of the adolescent experience as literal bloodsport has taken its place as one of the definitive cult films of...

  • Ginger Snaps

    Episode 8

    Directed by John Fawcett • 2000 • Canada
    Starring Katharine Isabelle, Emily Perkins, Kris Lemche

    Werewolf mythology gets a wickedly subversive, feminist reworking in this sleeper cult favorite, which locates both horror and dark humor in the turbulent experience of puberty. Alienated from their ...

  • Donnie Darko

    Episode 9

    Directed by Richard Kelly • 2001 • United States
    Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, James Duval

    Described by director Richard Kelly as “‘The Catcher in the Rye’ as told by Philip K. Dick,” this cult classic is a mind-altering experience whose metaphysical enigmas are still being unraveled. T...

  • Battle Royale II: Requiem

    Episode 10

    Directed by Kinji Fukasaku and Kenta Fukasaku • 2003 • Japan
    Starring Shugo Oshinari, Ai Maeda, Tatsuya Fujiwara

    The sequel to Kinji Fukasaku’s cult sensation—begun by the veteran director but completed by his son Kenta Fukasaku following his death—was no less controversial thanks to its incendi...