Blu-ray Release: Massacre at Central High

Available now!
Price: Blu-ray $22.99
Studio: Synapse Films/MVD

For years, Rene Daalder’s 1976 violent thriller Massacre at Central High more or less slipped under the radar. With the exception of Robert Carradine, the cast consisted of actors (including Andrew Stevens, Derrel Maury, Kimberly Beck and Rainbeaux Smith) that you might recognize but not know by name. Add to that a title that suggests it might be your run-of-the-mill slasher rather than a clever commentary on the power and influence of violence, and the result is an under-appreciated gem.

Nearly fifty years later, the cult favorite still packs a wallop!

The new Blu-ray release from Synapse Films features a high-definition 1080p remaster scanned, transferred and supervised by Daalder.

It also contains a full course-load of special features including the brand-new documentary Hell in the Hallways: The Making of Massacre at Central High.

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.