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.
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 »
[yelling at Tom as they're getting ready to flee the hospital, with Sam's body, in the VW bus]
Goddammit! There's still a chance! Things we can do! We've gotta' go now - sit down!
I want out. I mean it... I'm gonna' throw up.
Throw up later.
[they speed off]
See more »
Several seconds of gruesome footage, including the entire "basketball death", were removed when the film was first released in Ontario, Canada. See more »
Deadly Friend is not a bad movie. Looks like alot of critics did not like this movie. But why like a movie like scream? Those movies did not make any sense. Deadly friend had some great scenes. The best I would say is when Sam jumps out the window to attack Paul's friend. This movie had some scary moments. I feel it was overlooked by alot of people. Wes Craven makes good horror movies. He did a great job with this movie. It's really worth watching.
17 of 29 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this