"Dead Kids" was the original title for director Michael Laughlin's '80s new wave inspired homage to '50 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. The town's sheriff (Michael Murphy) has more than his family at stake to solve the mystery and stop the horror. "Strange Behavior" is a crucial link between slasher films like "Halloween" and later "who-drank-the-kool-aid" teen thrillers. "Strange Behavior" is a campy B-horror movie with some very funny moments.
Rated R. 99 mins. (B) (Three Stars)