While trying to understand a frightening reoccurring nightmare, a pledge is coaxed into breaking into her father's department store by her sorority sisters, where a deranged killer targets the girls and their boyfriends.
A reporter investigating the bizarre death of a woman who leaped from a building in flames finds herself mixed up in a cult of witches who are making her part of their sacrificial ceremony during the Christmas season.
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
The theatrical trailer of the movie that Warner Bros. made represented it as a straight-up horror film, with not one frame of B.B. the robot anywhere. The mixture of teens and terror as seen in the trailer implied that 'Deadly Friend' would be vastly derivative of Wes Craven's previous film, A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). See more »
When Samantha lifts the bully up, you can very faintly see the wires holding him up. See more »
[Elvira rolls the basketball inside her house]
Hey, you can't do that.
Oh yes, I can. My property. My house. My ball.
What a witch!
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Several seconds of gruesome footage, including the entire "basketball death", were removed when the film was first released in Ontario, Canada. See more »
I had heard very mixed things about Deadly Friend so I was a little worried but I think this film is a little misunderstood. Much like Shocker(1989), this film gets a bad rep and I don't get it. We all know that Wes Craven is very hit or miss but I think is one of his hits. At least he's trying something different.
The acting is mediocre but I really like the story as a modern day Frankenstein. The direction and scares, I thought, were fantastic and the basketball scene was awesome.
I challenge all you horror fans to give Deadly Friend a chance. You might just find that you've made a good decision.
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