Strange Behavior

Strange Behavior – aka Dead Kids

Hemdale (1981)
Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller
Australia | English | Color | 1h 45min
Blu-ray Xvid
| 1 disc

A scientist is experimenting with teenagers and turning them into murderers.

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Michael Murphy John Brady
Louise Fletcher Barbara Moorehead
Dan Shor Pete Brady
Fiona Lewis Gwen Parkinson
Arthur Dignam Dr. Le Sange/Nagel
Dey Young Caroline
Marc McClure Oliver Myerhoff
Scott Brady Shea
Charles Lane Donovan
Elizabeth Cheshire Lucy Brown
Beryl Te Wiata Mrs. Haskell
Jim Boelsen Waldo
Billy Al Bengston Felix Rowe
Nicole Anderson Flying Nun
Bill Condon Bryan Morgan
B. Courtenay Leigh Paula
William Hayward Robinson
Jack Haines Randy Morgan
Cindy Arnold Girl at Party
Howard Crothall Boy Selling Flowers
Richard Moore 1st Construction Worker
Andrew Glover 2nd Construction Worker
John Clark Alvin
Susan Van Ravenswaay Mrs. Myerhoff
Joe Harner Dean


Owner Jackmeats Flix
Location Flix To be Burnt
Purchased Feb 15, 2020 at rarbg
Quantity 1
Seen it Oct 20, 2020
Added Feb 15, 2020
Modified Feb 15, 2020


My quick rating - 5,3/10. The 80s. When a Casio keyboard can be used to compose the entire musical score of any horror movie, and so so to create some actual atmosphere. This one is really more of a thriller but it really isn't too bad. If you are my age, the party scene will make you cringe lol. In this small town USA town (filmed wonderfully in New Zealand somehow) there are some local experiments being run on the kiddos from school. In a Twilight Zone kind of way, not some quick edited montage of what the kids are going through and how to rid their brains on the problem. The scale of these experiments is dragged until the end and throughout it does well making you wonder. But part of the downfall is that there just isn't enough going on to really keep your attention. As I stated, TZ and their episodes were 30 minutes. This would have been well suited to that, or close to it. If you take the time though, and appreciate it for what it was, you'll be mildly surprised. Glad it popped up and I'll be adding to the collection.


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