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      Strange Behavior

      R 1981 1h 28m Horror Mystery & Thriller Sci-Fi List
      80% Tomatometer 10 Reviews 45% Audience Score 500+ Ratings An Illinois police chief (Michael Murphy) finds a connection between dead teenagers and experiments at a college. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Scott Tobias The Dissolve Though lackadaisical pacing steals a lot of the tension, especially in the shrug of a climax, Dead Kids is full of wondrous scene-by-scene oddities[...] Rated: 3.5/5 Mar 24, 2014 Full Review Ard Vijn ScreenAnarchy At the very least "Strange Behavior" is a nice guilty pleasure, but sometimes it's considerably better than that. Jan 17, 2020 Full Review Anton Bitel VODzilla.co A psychodrama set in that strange limbo where bloody horror meets sci fi, it exposes age-old vindictiveness, undying jealousy & Freudian friction in a small-town slice of Americana that seems sleepy, but harbours evil grudges from beyond the grave. Mar 11, 2017 Full Review Sean Axmaker Turner Classic Movies Online The title Dead Kids makes it sound like a slasher picture or a zombie film [but] it's really a mix of mad scientist thriller and revenge movie dropped into a somewhat surreal recreation of small-town Midwest America. Apr 3, 2014 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Both grisly and absurd. Rated: B Feb 6, 2011 Full Review Cole Smithey ColeSmithey.com ...a campy B-horror movie with some very funny moments. Rated: B Aug 27, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Dejamos claro ya que Strange Behaviour tiene una ejecucion terrible.Malas actuaciones, horrible fotografia y edición; una película que se siente totalmente incompetente en practicamente cada aspecto cinematográfico. Y curiosamente me ha mantenido el interes en todo momento gracias a un argumento que sin ser nada totalmente explosivo, es interesante y no ha sido explorado tan amenudo en cintas de terror y/o ciencia ficción. No la recomiendo a no ser que seas un versado en el cine de terror y te quede poco por ver de los 80. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member Really cool and interesting mashup of slasher/sci-fi. Frightening, but actually somewhat understated (in spite of its history as a "Video Nasty"). The great cast and unusual plotting help raise this a level. Well worth seeking out. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Delightfully offbeat gem that proves good writing and well-developed characters are not always antithetical to horror films. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review delysid d its an odd film but i quite enjoyed it, reminds me alot of a cronenberg Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/09/18 Full Review Audience Member An Australian horror film that seems to go to great lengths to convince you it's American. All the lead actors are American, and it seems to take place in the Southern US, even though the town looks pretty Australian. One dead giveaway is "Shivers" by the Boys Next Door on the soundtrack ... not exactly a song you expect to hear in the US in the early 80's. The plot concerns experiments on local teens being carried out by a psychology professor at the local college. It's never really stated exactly why, but it's turning the local kids into murderers. The film benefits from a pretty high powered cast ... Michael Murphy and Louise Fletcher are top-billed ... and some genuinely odd and creepy imagery (the killer wears a Tor Johnson mask in one memorable sequence), but it also feels oddly unfinished. Linking scenes seem to be missing and the plot feels pretty vague at times. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member ugh, idk what this was. maybe i was too tired for it. it was just slow and weird and yes, i get it that it's an australian recreation of small town usa. that was vaguely amusing, but not enough to keep me interested in the "giant sinister plot." it's not even really a horror movie, and it's too slow/serious to be any fun. weird cop dad was just awful, and yeah, this whole thing was just a disappointment for me. so many glowing recs too. strange behavior. ;) Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis An Illinois police chief (Michael Murphy) finds a connection between dead teenagers and experiments at a college.
      Director
      Michael Laughlin
      Producer
      John Barnett, Antony I. Ginnane
      Screenwriter
      Bill Condon, Michael Laughlin
      Production Co
      Hemdale, South Street Films
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Horror, Mystery & Thriller, Sci-Fi
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 12, 2019
      Runtime
      1h 28m
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