Unless you were head cheerleader, starting quarterback, or Miley Cyrus, youre probably still nursing some festering wounds from high school. Thats why were collectively drawn to movies about the Four Years Whose Name Shall Not Be Mentioned. As Phaedrus, the Roman author and onetime slave, put it, All the old knives that have rusted in my back, I drive in yours.
Thats right, suckas. Its about revenge, which makes producer Roger Cormans 1979 Rock n Roll High School the ultimate high school movie. Not only do the lunatics take over the asylum, they blow the damn thing up! Sweeter still, theyre incited by the Ramones, who slam out the-shit versions of Pinhead, Teenage Lobotomy, California Sun, and the title track.
A performance by Ramones tribute band Pinhead and the Gabba Gabbas precedes the first screening.