Strange Behavior

Strange Behavior

Director: Michael Laughlin

Cast: Michael Laughlin, Michael Murphy, Louise Fletcher, Dan Shor

     
 

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Dead Kids, aka Strange Behavior, is a creepy exercise from director Michael Laughlin--who conceived this as part one of an abortive "Strange Trilogy" which also included 1983's Strange Invaders. Although lensed in New Zealand, the film is set in a sleepy American town, in which a series of gory murders committed by local teenagers are linked to aSee more details below

Overview

Dead Kids, aka Strange Behavior, is a creepy exercise from director Michael Laughlin--who conceived this as part one of an abortive "Strange Trilogy" which also included 1983's Strange Invaders. Although lensed in New Zealand, the film is set in a sleepy American town, in which a series of gory murders committed by local teenagers are linked to a twisted brainwashing scheme by a deranged behavioral psychologist (note irony please). Despite some humorous details (e.g. one killer dons a Tor Johnson mask) and a nostalgia for '50s pulp horrors (not to mention a fondness for splattery death scenes), the disparate plot elements don't come together as well as they should, failing to live up to the premise's potential for guilty chuckles or gasps of horror. Fiona Lewis is sexually menacing as the mad doc's assistant, but Louise Fletcher's wasted role may make viewers pine for Nurse Ratched.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/11/2014
UPC:
0663390000113
Original Release:
1981
Rating:
NR
Source:
Severin
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:39:00
Sales rank:
37,032

Special Features

Audio commentary with director/co-writer Michael Langhlin; Audio commentary with co-writer/associate producer Bill condon and actors Dan Shor & Dey Young; The Effects Of Strange Behavior - an interview with makeup effects artist Craig Reardon; US trailer; Isolated music score by Tangerine Dream (Near Dark, Legend)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Murphy Brady
Louise Fletcher Barbara Moorhead
Dan Shor Pete Brady
Fiona Lewis Gwen Parkinson
Arthur Dignam LeSange
Scott Brady Shea
Dey Young Caroline
Marc McClure Oliver
Charles Lane Donovan
Elizabeth Cheshire Lucy
Beryl TeWiata Mrs. Haskell
Jim Boelsen Waldo
John Clarke Alvin
Terry Donovan Mr. Brown
Andrew Glover 2nd Construction Worker
William Hayward Robinson
Richard Moore 1st Construction Worker
Sue Moore Steak-'n-Shake Waitress
Lulu Sylbert Oliver's Sister

Technical Credits
Michael Laughlin Director,Screenwriter
David Anderson Production Manager
John Barnett Producer
Russell Collins Art Director
Bill Condon Associate Producer,Screenwriter
John Daly Executive Producer
Stephen Edwards Sound/Sound Designer
William Fayman Executive Producer
Bruce Finlayson Costumes/Costume Designer
Antony I. Ginnane Producer
David Hemmings Executive Producer
Louis Horvath Cinematographer
Robert Hughes Original Story
Sue Moore Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Murray Newey Asst. Director
Petra Von Oelffen Editor
Craig Reardon Makeup Special Effects
Tangerine Dream Score Composer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Dead Kids
1. Chapter 1 [4:44]
2. Chapter 2 [10:17]
3. Chapter 3 [8:09]
4. Chapter 4 [7:26]
5. Chapter 5 [10:49]
6. Chapter 6 [13:36]
7. Chapter 7 [5:26]
8. Chapter 8 [:15]
9. Chapter 9 [:15]
10. Chapter 10 [:15]
11. Chapter 11 [:15]
12. Chapter 12 [:15]
13. Chapter 13 [:15]
14. Chapter 14 [:15]
15. Chapter 15 [:15]
16. Chapter 16 [:15]
17. Chapter 17 [:15]
18. Chapter 18 [:15]
19. Chapter 19 [:15]
20. Chapter 20 [:15]
21. Chapter 21 [:15]
22. Chapter 22 [:15]
23. Chapter 23 [:17]
24. Chapter 24 [:13]
25. Chapter 25 [:15]
26. Chapter 26 [:15]
27. Chapter 27 [:15]
28. Chapter 28 [:15]
29. Chapter 29 [:15]
30. Chapter 30 [:15]
31. Chapter 31 [:15]
32. Chapter 32 [:15]
33. Chapter 33 [:15]
34. Chapter 34 [:15]
35. Chapter 35 [:15]
36. Chapter 36 [:15]
37. Chapter 37 [:15]
38. Chapter 38 [:15]
39. Chapter 39 [:15]
40. Chapter 40 [:15]
41. Chapter 41 [:15]
42. Chapter 42 [:15]
43. Chapter 43 [:15]
44. Chapter 44 [:15]
45. Chapter 45 [:15]
46. Chapter 46 [:15]
47. Chapter 47 [:15]
48. Chapter 48 [:15]
49. Chapter 49 [:15]
50. Chapter 50 [:15]
51. Chapter 51 [:15]
52. Chapter 52 [:15]
53. Chapter 53 [:15]
54. Chapter 54 [:15]
55. Chapter 55 [:15]
56. Chapter 56 [:15]
57. Chapter 57 [:15]
58. Chapter 58 [:15]
59. Chapter 59 [:15]
60. Chapter 60 [2:32]
61. Chapter 61 [11:09]
62. Chapter 62 [7:35]
63. Chapter 63 [2:31]
64. Chapter 64 [3:24]

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