1989 Slasher Movie ‘Hell High’ Comes Back to Life on Arrow Video Blu-ray

by Susan Ryant

Directed by Douglas Grossman, 1989 slasher Hell High (aka Raging Fury ) is coming to Blu-ray in the US, UK and Canada from Arrow Video, announced and detailed this morning.

In addition to the standard Hell High release in the US, UK and Canada, fans in the US and UK can grab the film with a Raging Fury slipcover, the film’s alternate title.

Teenage kicks take a decidedly dark turn in director Hell High – a twisted tale of delinquency pushed to its horrifying extreme, where Class of 1984 meets I Spit on Your Grave!

When high school football hero Jon-Jon (Breaking Bad’s Christopher Cousins) quits the team, he winds up falling in with a group of outcasts led by the sadistic Dickens (played to unhinged perfection by the late Christopher Stryker). With a willing new recruit in tow, the gang’s youthful hijinks soon spiral into a night of abject horror when they decide to play a cruel prank on the home of their teacher Miss Storm – who, unbeknownst to the youngsters, harbors a dark and tormented past. 

Hell High – which was released in some international territories as Raging Fury – is a singular entry in the late ’80s horror canon, melding elements of the revenge movie with the trappings of the slasher genre to delirious effect. School’s out… forever! 

Special Edition contents include:

  • Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative approved by cinematographer Steven Fierberg  
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed stereo audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing 
  • Brand new audio commentary with director/producer/co-writer Douglas Grossman and cinematographer Steven Fierberg 
  • Archival audio commentary with director/producer/co-writer Douglas Grossman
  • Archival introduction and audio commentary with film critic Joe Bob Briggs
  • School’s Out! – a newly-filmed interview with director/producer/co-writer Douglas Grossman
  • A Beautiful Nightmare – a newly-filmed interview with cinematographer Steven Fierberg  
  • Jon-Jon’s Journey – a newly-filmed interview with actor Christopher Cousins
  • The More the Better – a newly-filmed interview with actress Maureen Mooney
  • Music is Not Sound – a newly-filmed interview with composers Rich Macar and Christopher Hyams-Hart 
  • Back to Schools: The Locations of Hell High – a tour of the original Hell High filming sites with author/filmmaker Michael Gingold
  • Archival video interviews with director/producer/co-writer Douglas Grossman and co-writer Leo Evans 
  • Deleted Scene 
  • Alternate Opening Titles
  • Trailers and TV Spots 
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Ralf Krause

Here in the US you can pre-order your copy from Diabolik today, arriving July 19.

Writer in the horror community since 2008. Editor in Chief of Bloody Disgusting. Owns Eli Roth's prop corpse from Piranha 3D. Has four awesome cats. Still plays with toys.