It seems like recently, only a few movies can come out before they are lumped into the parody movie of the month. Most of these don’t really have a plot. There’s a basic flow and a few characters, but mostly they are a series of scene re-enactments where everything it set up as close to the original, then something (sort of) funny happens and they break character before moving to the next. The scenes run the movie rather than having a normal movie with funny ‘nods’ to other classics.
Much like Airplane!, which is a successful application of the parody genre, Student Bodies takes a plot that could have been its own serious slasher movie, and then peppered it up with silly antics from the killer. The film benefits from being an early entry and hasn’t learned any bad habits from the millions of clones yet.