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April 05, 2009

STRANGE BEHAVIOR

COLE SMITHEY

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Screen Shot 2022-09-03 at 12.07.14 PM"Dead Kids" was the original title for director Michael Laughlin's '80s new wave inspired homage to '50s era B-Movie horror flicks.

New Zealand stands in for a small Illinois town where a demented, and deceased, college psychology professor is performing experiments on local high school kids that lead to an epidemic of knife inflicted murders.

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The town's sheriff (Michael Murphy) has more than his family at stake to solve the mystery and stop the horror.

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"Strange Behavior" is a crucial link between slasher films like "Halloween" and later "who-drank-the-kool-aid" teen thrillers.

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Here is a campy B-horror movie with some very funny moments.

Ozploitation lives!

Rated R. 99 mins.

3 Stars

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