Monday, August 24, 2009

Strange Behavior (1981)

3.5 / 5 Aug '09
Tagline: Cuts up parts other movies just dislocate
Directed by: Michael Laughlin
Written by: Bill Condon, Michael Laughlin
Actors include: Michael Murphy, Louise Fletcher, Dan Shor
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Length: 105 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: Australia/USA/New Zealand

Certainly a creative film with a decent idea, it just had a few problems with budget, staying on topic and so forth. If you've seen Disturbing Behavior this is rather similar (although this came first of course). It's about a couple of good boys from a small town who decide to take part in a research study for money. The thing is the research is dangerous and before long they are out killing with no recollection of what happened. It's got a few bloody moments, but most of it is cutaway and lacking gratuity. This has a sense of humor, and in several ways it feels like a weirdo '80s comedy which is kinda neat. It's just not consistently funny or anything and unfortunately the scares are nowhere to be found. At least it's got a few neat moments and overall the story was pretty interesting. Not a lost classic but rather a hidden treat that should somewhat satisfy!

Availability:  On DVD

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