Roy and Bo leave their small town the weekend after graduation for a short road trip to LA. Soon, they find themselves lashing out and leaving a trail of bodies behind them. The violence escalates throughout.

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Roy and Bo leave their small town the weekend after graduation for a short road trip to LA. Soon, they find themselves lashing out and leaving a trail of bodies behind them. The violence escalates throughout.

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Young. Handsome. Desirable. Deadly. See more »

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Actor Crispin Glover auditioned for the part of Bo and tested with Maxwell Caulfield. According to the audio commentary for the film, Director Penelope Spheeris said Glover's performance was "too psychotic". See more »

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Roy Alston: Fucking dykes really get off calling us fags.
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References The Evil That Men Do (1984) See more »

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The Most Exalted Potentate Of Love
Performed by The Cramps
Composed by Poison Ivy Rorschach (as Ivy Rorschach) and Lux Interior
Published by Headcheese Music (BMI)
Administered by Bug Music
Courtesy of Enigma Records
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A Realistic, Powerful, Hard Hitting Film That Shouldn't Be Missed
5 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

THE BOYS NEXT DOOR is one of the most intense and powerful movies I've ever seen. Charlie Sheen and Maxwell Caulfield are excellent and the film is very well written and directed. Sheen and Caulfield are two bored teens who decide after graduating, to take a little vacation where they become violent and go on a killing spree, killing whoever gets in their way. Everything feels real and it delivers a true, shocking message. I think this is an amazing movie and even though it didn't get a lot of attention when released, I think it deserves more attention now and shouldn't be missed by anyone.


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