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New Blu-ray edition of “MASSACRE AT CENTRAL HIGH” coming from Synapse; details & art

Friday, May 6, 2022 | Blu-ray/DVD, News


Previously issued in a limited Steelbook Blu-ray/DVD set, the 1976 cult favorite is coming just in time for schools to reopen!

Synapse Films has announced that it will release writer/director Renee Daalder’s MASSACRE AT CENTRAL HIGH on Blu-ray only September 13. Derrel Maury, Andrew Stevens (THE FURY), Robert Carradine (ORCA), Kimberly Beck (FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER) and Cheryl “Rainbeaux” Smith (LEMORA: A CHILD’S TALE OF THE SUPERNATURAL) star; the synopsis: “When new student David [Maury] arrives at Central High, he discovers that it is lorded over by a gang of bullies who rule the school through intimidation and violence. David’s friend Mark [Stevens] encourages him to join this dominant clique, but instead David stands up for their victims, and the gang cripples him in retaliation. Soon David begins taking steps to end their reign of terror permanently, setting in motion an explosive cycle of killing that may not end until no one is left to graduate!”

The region-free disc features a 1.78:1 widescreen, 1080p high-definition remaster scanned, transferred and supervised by Daalder, accompanied by the following bonus features:

  • Secondary audio track with an episode of Mike White’s “The Projection Booth” podcast, featuring interviews with cast members Andrew Stevens, Robert Carradine, Derrel Maury and Rex Steven Sikes
  • Audio interview with director Renee Daalder, conducted by writer/horror historian Michael Gingold
  • “Hell in the Hallways: The Making of MASSACRE AT CENTRAL HIGH”: New making-of documentary produced by Red Shirt Pictures
  • Theatrical trailer, TV spot and radio spot
  • Still gallery
  • Newly translated removable English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

Retail price is $34.95; the Blu-ray is now available for pre-order at Synapse’s website.