Cultural Representations of Higher Ed, No. 1
I am working backwards through this list. Here are films 351 to 400, which are generally ridiculous.
The rankings are my own and in most cases somewhat arbitrary. The descriptions of many of the films are paraphrases of summaries found in a half-dozen print and online film guides. I compiled this list about a decade ago, and it needs some updating, though probably not as much at this end.
351. Dogs: David McCallum is a jaded professor who survives the predations of a pack of murderous dogs roaming his campus.
352. Nightwish: a professor and his students seek the truth about a supposedly haunted house and let all sorts of bad spirits loose upon the community.
353. The Misadventures of Merlin Jones: the title character is a brainiac who plays around with parapsychology.
354. The Monkey’s Uncle: the sequel to The Misadventures . . .
355. Not Quite Human II: the robotic main character heads off to college.
356. Now You See Him, Now You Don’t: a student’s invention of a potion that permits invisibility may rescue his cash-poor college if he can keep it out of the hands of the criminals who shadowing him.
357. Beauty and the Robot: Mamie Van Doren is a stripper that a computer picks to chair a college science department.
358. Black Friday: a college professor gets a brain transplant and turns into a serial murderer.
359. A Shot in the Dark: a college student becomes an amateur detective when a series of murders occurs on his New England campus.
360. College Scandal: two murders rock a college campus.
361. Extortion: detectives investigate the murder of a “college quiz examiner.”
362. The College-Girl Murders: Scotland Yard investigates unusual poisonings.
363. Sweater Girl: murders shock a college town in the years before World War II.
364. American Tiger: a college student is accused of murder and pursues the real killer with the help of an exotic dancer.
365. Final Exam: a college student struggles to keep up with his studies and tries to identify a serial killer.
366. Psychic: a clairvoyant college student and a serial killer.
367. Pieces: Christopher George is a hardened detective trying to stop a serial murderer who’s killing coeds.
368. Death Goes to School: a professor tries to stop a strangler on campus.
369. Spraggue: a professor chases an evil doctor.
370. Splatter University: a new sociology professor becomes preoccupied with identifying a knifer.
371. Pranks: summer work-study students refurbishing a dormitory are killed off one by one.
372. The Dorm That Dripped Blood: a campus clean-up campaign turns gory.
373. Popcorn: a horror-film festival turns gory.
374. Happy Hell Night: a fraternity house is haunted by a madman with an ax.
375. House of Death: a sorority house is haunted by a madman with a machete.
376. Silent Scream: college students rent an old mansion with a secret resident maniac.
377. Night School: women are turning up horribly murdered at a Boston college.
378. The House on Sorority Row: another slasher pic.
379. Sorority House Massacre: an escaped mental patient has a grudge against sorority girls.
380. April Fool’s Day: a slasher pic about college students on a deserted island with a serial murderer.
381. The Folks at Red Wolf Inn: a college student on vacation falls into the clutches of a family of cannibals.
382. Bowery at Midnight: a Jekyll-Hyde story featuring a college professor.
383. Hellmaster: a mad scientist experiments on students.
384. The Crawling Hand: a college student finds and is terrorized by the dismembered hand of a former astronaut.
385. Blood Cult: devil worshippers at a Midwestern college.
386. Burn, Witch, Burn: a professor who is skeptical about the occult has to save his wife from a diabolical cult.
387. Children of the Night: college students and vampires.
388. Dead Men Walk: a college professor confronts a vampire who is his “evil twin.”
389. The Ripper: a ring transforms a professor into the reincarnation of Jack the Ripper.
390. I’m Dangerous Tonight: Aztec blood rituals change an innocent coed into a vampy killer.
391. Ghoulies Go to College: Ghoulies go to college.
392. Frankenstein: The College Years: the monster turns out to be a good dancer and an even better football player.
393. My Swedish Aunt: an Italian film about a college student who begins an affair with an uncle’s new bride.
394. Count the Ways: a professor who is engaged to marry the dean’s daughter falls in love with a beautiful coed.
395. First Love: the love affair between two college students is on the rocks because of her attraction to an older man.
396. Kingsgate: a strident melodrama about a student who has an affair with a professor.
397. Elliot Fauman, Ph.D.: a professor’s risks a grant proposal by getting involved with a prostitute.
398. After School: a young priest and faculty member at a Catholic college falls in love with a female student.
399. An Uncommon Love: a college professor falls for one of his students, who pays her tuition by working as a prostitute.
400. A Night in Heaven: a college professor has an affair with one of her students, who pays his tuition by working as an exotic dancer.