Looking for a made for TV movie from the 80's?

Looking for a made for TV movie from the 80's about high school girls were being attacked. The popular girls in school were getting attacked and a TV reporter was doing a story on the attacks. Another girl who wasn't very popular made up getting attacked to get attention and the TV reporter did a story on her...turns out it was the TV reporter that was doing the attacks. Anyone remember this movie??

1 Answer

  • 10 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV anthology series)

    "The Gloating Place"

    starring Christie Houser, Steven Macht, Cindy Pickett, Kristy Swanson


    A withdrawn teenager is fascinated with the instant celebrity of a murdered classmate and fakes an assault on herself.

    Here's Part 1 on YouTube:


    Youtube thumbnail

    This is a remake of the Robert Bloch story for the Eighties revival of the series. Here's information about the original version:

    Season 6, Episode 31: The Gloating Place

    Original Air Date—16 May 1961

    IMDb synopsis:

    Susan Harper is an unhappy high schooler who falsely reports an attack in the park in order to get attention and make herself more important than she is. The press get hold of the story and Susan is more than happy to oblige with an ever expanding tale. When the press seem to be losing interest, Susan goes to extraordinary lengths to keep the "park prowler" story alive, with tragic results.

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.