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Strange Behavior (1981)

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A scientist is experimenting with teenagers and turning them into murderers.

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Arthur Dignam ...
Dr. Le Sange / Nagel
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Caroline
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Shea
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Donovan
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Lucy Brown
Beryl Te Wiata ...
Mrs. Haskell
Jim Boelsen ...
Waldo
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Felix Rowe
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Bryan Morgan
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Widowed John Brady is the Chief of Police in small town Galesburg, Illinois, where he has lived most of his life. His only offspring, Pete Brady, is a bright high school senior. John has been in turmoil since the suspicious death of his wife Catherine years earlier, which he always believed had something to do with her boss, Dr. Le Sange, who himself died shortly after Catherine's passing. Only recently has John and Pete's home life gotten back on track with John dating Barbara Moorehead, a waitress at the local hangout, she who has known John for some time. John's life takes a turn for the worse when he has to investigate the brutal slashing murders of four townsfolk in four separate incidents. A brief eyewitness statement to one of the murders before the eyewitness herself is murdered is the only substantive evidence. However, the three other victims were the sons of long time friends of his. Those three friends have a special connection to John's past. As such, he believes if the ... Written by Huggo

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17 June 1982 (Australia)  »

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Writer Bill Condon is an Illinois native, which is why Strange Behavior and it's follow-up Strange Invaders are both set in Illinois. See more »

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Eerie thriller that is disturbing and very graphic.
30 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

Experiments at a local lab are connected to a series of brutal murders in a small midwestern town. Confusing but effective chiller, made on a low budget, has a cast of mostly unknowns, but it all comes together. It does leave some uneasiness, and does offer some shocking scenes that, while not elaborate, are still pretty gory. It is a very disturbing, surreal experience, with solid suspense and a good ending. It feels like you're having a bad dream: a nightmarish place, faceless persons, creepy enough to want to get out of, but intriguing enough to want to stay and see what happens. Strange indeed.


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