Sunday, August 08, 2010

STRANGE BEHAVIOR (aka DEAD KIDS) (1981) - Michael Laughlin

This is one of those situations where blind commitment to the monthly movie theme leads you down a cinema road you'd never otherwise travel...and never should. Other than being shot and produced there, there's very little Aussie about this exceptionally bland horror flick.

The plot: Something to do with experiments at a local college turning town kids into lazy killers. The actors: Altman-alum Michael Murphy as the world's most half-assed, ineffectual town sheriff and Louise Fletcher (Nurse Ratched) as...hmm, some dead kid's mother? Full disclosure: I slept through a good portion of Strange Behavior. What I did see of it kind of felt like this...

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