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
boring as hell, only redemption is the lightning dance scene.
This movie was certainly special. There are quite a few WTF moments that made me chuckle and wonder what I was getting myself into, but it was good and definitely entertaining! A little different which was nice.
I've watched a lot of slasher films in my life but this one has a different twist to it and I like it a lot. The generic small town setting could have used some personality and I was a little lost in parts. Some of the characters were forgettable and the dialogue wasn't great, but the movie had an interesting plot and the effects were spot on. Good suspense too. I'd rewatch it for a good dose of early 80's horror.
Totally watchable, and less gory than I was expecting. Overall not too bad?
moral of the story, dont fuck with peoples brains. if you like movies about brain washing gone wrong. its not a bad flick!