Student Bodies is an American comedy film first released on August 7, 1981, written and directed by Mickey Rose. It is a spoof of slasher horror films such as Prom Night, Halloween, and Friday the 13th. The film's style of humor can be compared to other spoof films, such as Airplane! and The Naked Gun (the latter 3 of which were also made by Paramount Pictures). For example, every time somebody dies, an on-screen body count appears. Along with National Lampoon's Class Reunion, which would be released the following year, Student Bodies was one of the first movies to satirize the then-thriving slasher film subgenre.
Michael Ritchie produced the movie, but later took his name off the picture and used the well-worn pseudonym Allen Smithee instead. One of a group of movies directed towards teenaged audiences during the late 1970s and early 1980s, Student Bodies had little box office success when it was originally released. The DVD was released on June 3, 2008.
Aside from Richard Belzer, Joe Flood, and Cullen Chambers, a large number of the cast contains completely unknown actors and actresses, most of them having appeared only in this film. Even IMDb holds nothing of their biographies.