Paul Conway and his mother Jeannie Conway travel to a new town where Paul will join the local university invited by Dr. Johanson. They bring the robot BB that was developed by Paul, who is a genius in robotic. Paul befriends the paperboy Tom Toomey and has a crush on his next door neighbor Samantha Pringle, whose abusive alcoholic father Harry Pringle frequently hurts her. One day, Paul, Sam, Tom and BB are playing basketball and the ball fall in the field of their paranoid grumpy neighbor Elvira Parker that does not give it back to the teenagers. In Halloween, Tom convinces Paul to let BB open the padlock of the entrance to her house. However, there is an alarm system and Elvira blows up BB with her shotgun. Then Harry pushes her daughter down the stairs and the doctors let her brain-dead connected to the life support. However Paul convinces Tom to go to the hospital to rescue Sam and then he implants BB's chip into her brain resurrecting Samantha. But will she come back to life ... Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Did You Know?
had a hand in selecting Bruce Joel Rubin
to write the screenplay for 'Deadly Friend'. Rubin agreed that the film should have a gentler tone than Craven's other features. Craven couldn't write the script himself because he was preoccupied with directing episodes of The Twilight Zone
(1985) at the time. Craven and producer Robert M. Sherman
hired Rubin as screenwriter after reading and being impressed with his (at that time) unproduced script for _Jacob's Ladder (1990)_. See more
When Samantha lifts the bully up, you can very faintly see the wires holding him up. See more
[Sam emerges into an evil version of BB and chokes Paul to his death, talking in a evil, whispering voice
Paul. Come with me, Paul.
[Sam snaps Paul's neck