A homicidal twelve-year-old paperboy becomes obsessed with a woman and her daughter next-door, and he'll do anything to make his fantasy of the "perfect family" come alive.

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Melissa Thorpe
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Brian
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Mrs. Rosemont
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Diana
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Mr. McFarley
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Jenny Campbell ...
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Jeanne Stalcup
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Bobo Vian ...
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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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Alexandra Paul turned thirty during the shooting of this film. See more »

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When Johnny uncovers his dead father's head in the freezer, his neck can be seen pulsing. See more »

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Johnny McFarley: Hey Peaches, want some ribs?
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Mild thriller...really not much on horror.
20 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

First, from the looks of things this movie was an actual theater release which is a bit surprising. It looks and feels like a made for television movie, when I first saw it on USA network I thought it was a movie they made. Second, why is it listed as a horror movie? It is not very horrific at all. It is a rather mild thriller about a crazy paper boy who becomes really attached to this mother and daughter, so much so that he does everything in his power to make them like him. If anyone tries to warn the mother, then he deals with them. Here is a movie where you just want to beat the snot out of the stalker character; it drives you crazy at what he gets away with. It also makes me glad I don't have a person that likes me that much. Sure some days I wish a gal would form some sort of crush on me, but then you see some of the possible results of such an unhealthy obsession. All in all though this movie is not good, and it is not bad. It is just a mediocre thriller worth a look see if you see it on the television.


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