Horror auteur Wes Craven delivers this gleeful gore fest about a lonely teenage brainiac who takes matters into his own hands when his two best friends — next-door neighbor Samantha and pet robot BB — meet with horrible “accidents”.
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Probably does not have enough energy for a real cult following however the shifts in tone with the film going from live action Disney knockoff, to after-school special to batshit crazy splatter film are pretty bizarre. That plus the apparently infamous basketball scene(if you skip the film at least youtube that scene) in my opinion qualify the film for at least one midnight screening. Worth seeing.
Really fun 80's film that pulls your emotions in various directions. Could have just been a great family film, or one about child abuse, obsession or a psycho murderer. But f**k it, it's all of them and a wonderful night in with popcorn.