Strange Behavior (aka Dead Kids)
Directed by Michael Laughlin
In the peaceful town of Galesburg, Illinois, a brutal serial killer targets the local teenagers. As the bodies pile up, Sheriff John Brady (Michael Murphy) suspects the killer is connected with the high school s Psychology department. There is something sinister about the school research program on behavioral control and Brady is determined to uncover the truth. But he better find the answers fast before his own son (Dan Shor) gets drawn into the strange experiments himself! Contains violence and gore.
A brutal serial killer targets "Illinois" teens in this 1981 Ozploitation favorite.
Cast: Michael Murphy, Louise Fletcher, Dan Shor
Absolutely terrible. Don't waste your time.
Not bad, started pretty strong but didn't follow through cleanly. The shots were beautiful, there was a dreamy vibe, and I remained curious about why it was all happening. Unfortunately the movie left a little too much unexplained, and the ending felt cut off. Wasn't a waste of time, but I won't likely recommend it to anyone.
Not that exciting but I got through it
Really great, evocative depiction of small town Americana with a sort of dream-like quality that's enhanced by the fact that it was really shot in New Zealand. Great performances by everyone, especially the main kid, who's really charismatic. The whole "mad scientist fucking with small-town rubes" aspect is kind of reminiscent of The Rocky Horror Picture Show almost. The party scene is fucking sublime. The desperate search for fat girls is, ummm, maybe not very PC by today's standards, but really enjoyably weird.
The best part of the movie is the party scene.