Cheesily entertaining Die Hard clone
DEMOLITION HIGH is an amusing straight-to-video DIE HARD rip-off from Jim Wynorski, a man known for pumping out dozens upon dozens of B-movie features over the last few decades. This is by far the best Wynorski film I’ve seen because it’s actually entertaining, at least in a mild sense. The story sees a bunch of terrorists invade an after-hours school with former ’80s sensation Corey Haim the ageing student who stands up against them.
Expect creative death sequences, cheesy one-liners, and a general lack of budget that doesn’t stop Wynorski filling his movie with explosions, action sequences, and suspense. The workshop circular saw death sequence is incredible and stands up against similar moments in the likes of CLIFFHANGER and SUDDEN DEATH, while the lean, pared-down storyline is never boring. Watch out for THE WALKING DEAD’s Jeff Kober in an effective turn as the baddie of the piece, along with cameos from the likes of Gerrit Graham, Dick Van Patten, and various others.
I wish I had gone to this school!