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Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday The 13th

The role of the principal fell into the hands of Grammy Award winning rap star Coolio. Coolio has sold over 17 million records worldwide and his acting career has been just as successful. His credits include "Batman & Robin," "Dear God," and the television shows "All That," "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch" and "Early Edition." "The part of the ‘administrator formerly known as Prince’ was a trip for me to play since my character was made to look like Prince. I had the dimple and all," said Coolio. "Anyway, I figured how hard could it be, as many times as I have been in the principal’s office. It didn’t take much acting to figure out how my character should respond. Though I must admit, this high school was outright loony, even for me."

But with all of the star talent in the world, it was evident to Nemeth that his most formidable task would be to find a director who could bring the script and the talent to life. "I looked at hundreds of tapes trying to find that one person who could sell the comedy aspect. After all, this is a spoof," he said. He had to look no further than in the envelope sent by John Blanchard. "Once I looked at his demo reel, I knew he was the one. It was by far the funniest. He was our only choice."

Blanchard, who is an icon in the world of comedy from his days with "MAD TV," "SCTV" and "Kids in the Hall," fell in love with the script immediately. "From the first time I picked it up, I knew how funny this movie could be. It is one of those scripts that has so many funny moments that you just know audiences will stay laughing throughout, like ‘Airplane’ or the ‘Naked Gun’ series of films. Audiences will definitely not relate to these kids. Nor will they relate to the school."

For Thiessen, she looked forward to working with Blanchard. "I have always been a big fan of John’s work. When I found out he was directing, I couldn’t wait to start filming" she said.

Blanchard worked very closely with production designer Brian McCabe to produce the madcap sets that would be needed for the various shops and clubs throughout the school. University High School in Santa Monica was used for all of the exteriors shots while Reseda High School was utilized for most of the interior school scenes. "Since this is a spoof, we worked on creating as many zany rooms as we could. The most prominent visually was the principal’s office," said McCabe.