Faber College has one frat house so disreputable it will take anyone. It has a second one full of white, anglo-saxon, rich young men who are so sanctimonious no one can stand them except Dean Wormer. The dean enlists the help of the second frat to get the boys of Delta House off campus. This film gives high-jinks and fooling around a bad name. P The dean’s plan comes into play just before the homecoming parade to end all parades for all time. —IMDb
With as much monkeying-around as his movies frequently display, it should come as no surprise to John Landis fans that one of his earliest inspirations as a filmmaker was the original 1933 version of King Kong. The man behind such carefree comedies as Animal House, Landis has also helped to blur the lines between comedy and horror with such efforts as An American Werewolf in London and Innocent Blood, in addition to crafting such fine-tined social satire as Trading Places.
Born in Chicago in August of 1950, Landis originally worked in the mailroom at Fox and later as a stuntman before making a name for himself as a director. Landis was in his early twenties when he decided it was time to make a feature, and after a brief flirtation with the idea of crafting an underground porn film, the aspiring director raised the funding needed for his directorial debut from family and friends. The result of his tireless efforts was the relentlessly juvenile but infectiously silly Schlock… read more
A classic, truly, of what an American comedy should aim to be. Ramis, drawing from his experience as a member of a fraternity in college (it's great to be a ZBT!) along with Doug Kenney and Chris Miller's hilarious dialogue and chaotic ending, is perfect in almost every way.
This is the first real "wacky college" comedy I've seen and I feel no need to see anymore. This was, and always will be, THE ultimate movie of it's kind. No plot, no nothing, just a load of lousy jerks getting drunk and partying and, sometimes, that's all you need. The revenge against the Dean at the homecoming parade is one of the most satisfying victories ever put on film. Everything about this movie is just...WOW.