Deadly Friend (1986) Reviewed

"Deadly Friend"

"Deadly Friend"

DEADLY FRIEND (aka Wes Craven’s Deadly Friend) (1986)
A nerdy high-school guy loses his hot best friend when her abusive father accidentally kills her. He – natch – decides to bring her back to life with the brain of the robot he’d been tinkering with in his basement. It’s a wobbly premise and not very scary, but good for a few prime cuts. Kristy (the ORIGINAL Buffy the Vampire Slayer) Swanson is the girl-gone-robot – all blue pallor and wide blinky eyes– but she’s still hot. With her new techno-advances, Swanson has super strength that allows her to enact revenge. The late Anne Ramsey (The Goonies) is killed when a thrown basketball shatters her head. Wes Craven was making lots of lousy movies like this one in the eighties. He wouldn’t fully recover until Scream. DF matches up nicely with Bride of Re-Animator and Frankenhooker for a nifty triple feature.
* ½

Watch the trailer:

~ by Number5ive on April 10, 2009.

One Response to “Deadly Friend (1986) Reviewed”

  1. The basketball scene is one of the greatest scenes ever.

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