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The Paper Boy (1994)

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A paper-boy murders an old lady only to lure her family from the city out to the country. As each day passes the paper-boy tries to make friends with the family. Once the family sees what a... See full summary »

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Mrs. Rosemont
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A paper-boy murders an old lady only to lure her family from the city out to the country. As each day passes the paper-boy tries to make friends with the family. Once the family sees what a sicko he is, they banish him from their lives. Then the terror begins. Written by <chopp@gte.net>

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In the beginning, an old woman is suffocated by a plastic bag by the paperboy. You see her face behind the plastic bag as she dies, and her mouth is wide open. It cuts, and the paperboy removes the plastic from the woman's head. Her mouth is now closed. See more »

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Johnny McFarley: It was supposed to be us! The Family!
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Standard Fare For The Genre, Except The Killer Is Young
8 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Marc Marut is convincingly creepy as the young (13 or 14-year-old) paperboy who has a crush/mother fixation. The kid is eerie, especially when he gets excited and his voice squeaks. The movie is interesting and moves along pretty well yet, for this genre, it's standard fare; nothing exceptional.

I might have rated it higher had it not contained yet another example of Hollywood's prejudice against Christianity. Here again we get the message that the kid was nuts because his "strict, religious" mother made him that way. That has become a standard film cliché to explain insanity. Other than that, there was little offensive material, including language.


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