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

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Melissa Thorpe: Johnny might be disturbing, but... a murderer?
Mrs. Rosemont: She was afraid... and then she was dead. That's when I knew he had the mark.
Melissa Thorpe: Mrs. Rosemont, listen to me. The only marks on that boy are those put there by his mother! Johnny's mother abused him and his father's now neglecting him! Somebody's gotta intervene here! Will you help me?
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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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