Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Deadly Friend Movie Review

Paul, (Matthew Laborteaux, Little House On The Prairie), a teenage genius with a robot for a best friend, meets Sam (Kristy Swanson, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, The Chase), a girl living with an abusive father, and they strike up a friendship. After his robot is destroyed and Sam is killed, Paul takes the computer mind of the robot and installs it in Sam’s brain to bring her back to life. Now Sam has her mind set on revenge. This 1986 horror film, from director Wes Craven, has “ bad 80’s horror” written all over it, from the bad humor to the robots and computers to the cheesy dialogue (think Maximum Overdrive). I generally happen to enjoy such movies, and I did enjoy this one as well. Swanson is really pretty good here, bringing the sweet wholesomeness of the girl next door in the first half of the movie before becoming pretty creepy in the second half.


There is even a fair bit of unexpected gruesomeness, particularly in one seen. The robot can get pretty annoying at times (but cute other times) and the end is pretty hokey, unfortunately taking from the film, but this is a harmless horror flick that I liked for what it was.

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 6

Deadly Friend Movie Trailer

No comments:

Post a Comment