Splatter University

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Splatter University
Splatter University poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRichard W. Haines
Produced byRichard W. Haines
Miljan Peter Ilich
Screenplay byMichael Cunningham
Richard W. Haines
John Elias Michalakis (as John Michaels)
Story byMichael Cunningham
Richard W. Haines
John Elias Michalakis (as John Michaels)
StarringForbes Riley (as Francine Forbes)
Ric Randig
Dick Biel
Kathy LaCommare (as Kathy Lacommare)
Laura Gold
Music byChristopher Burke (as Chris Burke)
CinematographyJim Grib
Edited byRichard W. Haines
Distributed byTroma Entertainment
Release date
  • July 13, 1984 (1984-07-13)
Running time
78 minutes
CountryUnited States

Splatter University is a 1984 American slasher film directed by Richard W. Haines. It was distributed by Troma Entertainment.


A patient escapes from a mental hospital, killing one of his keepers and then stealing his uniform. Three years later, a teacher is working late and gets stabbed and killed by the same patient after he makes his way to the local college. Next semester, the late prof's replacement and a new group of students have to deal with a new batch of killings.


  • Forbes Riley (as Francine Forbes) as Julie Parker
  • Ric Randig as Mark Hammond
  • Dick Biel as Father Janson
  • Kathy LaCommare as Kathy Lacommare
  • Laura Gold as Cynthia


The original version of the movie was shot in 1981, and it clocked in at around 65 minutes. 13 minutes of additional scenes with students were filmed the next year to increase the running time.

The filmmakers were originally told they would have two weeks to shoot at Mercy College, but the school cut their time by a week, so many members of the crew wound up sleeping in the classrooms to ensure the film was finished. When students returned to school they were alarmed to find crew members cleaning up fake blood.

Critical reception[edit]

AllMovie criticized the film for its "bone-headed plotting" and "half-hearted execution".[1]In its review, Horror DNA said the film is "pretty forgettable except for a surprise twist ending that still holds up well today".[2]


  1. ^ Beldin, Fred. "Splatter University - Review - AllMovie". AllMovie. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  2. ^ "Splatter University Blu-ray Review - Horror DNA".

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