PLOT: Unconvinced that her sister’s death was a suicide, a young woman uncovers a satanic plot at the private school her sister had been attending.

 

I didn’t realize that this was actually a made-for-TV movie, back when that was a thing. It probably explains why this film clocks in at a brisk 73 minutes. Regardless of how fast the film goes by, you’d be hard-pressed to find anything that’s all that compelling in it.

For most of the film, nothing really happens, which is a shame, because the opening was actually somewhat compelling. We have a girl running for her life, being chased by something unseen and then she winds up committing suicide… or does she? That’s a pretty good jump-off point, but it never really delivers any sort of sustained interest. The most interesting thing about this movie is that it was produced by Aaron Spelling and features two actresses that would eventually be cast in Charlie’s Angels: Kate Jackson and Cheryl Ladd. Other than that, this is a hard skip.

 

 

 

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Nope. Most of the kills are set up to look like suicides, so the blood is minimal at best.

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Gore Rating: 0 out of 5

 

 

scares

Eh. If you have a creepy teacher, then maybe, but it’s too tame to be anything frightening.

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Scare Rating: 0 out of 5

 

 

sex nudityI know what you’re thinking: it’s got to be pretty sexy with a title like Satan’s School For Girls, right? You’d be so completely wrong if you made that assumption. Nothing. Not even a pillow fight. We have two future Charlie’s Angels and not even so much as a little cleavage.

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Sex/Nudity Rating: 0 out of 5

 

 

OVERALL

I don’t want to be too hard on this film, because it was a TV movie, but by that same token, I actually enjoyed Night of the Scarecrow last year, which also originated on television. This one, once you get past the interest in seeing a couple of Angels before they met Charlie, it’s a pretty bland movie. The acting is average at best, the twist is pretty obvious, and it doesn’t even deliver on any of the above criteria.

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Overall Rating: 4 out of 10

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