Pic has enough gore, suspense and requisite number of shocks to keep most hearts pounding through to the closing credits.
Pic has enough gore, suspense and requisite number of shocks to keep most hearts pounding through to the closing credits.Paul (Matthew Laborteaux) is a bit accelerated for his age, having built a semi-intelligent robot named BB. One night, neighbour Richard Marcus goes a bit too far slapping his daughter (Kristy Swanson) around and she ends up having to be hospitalized. Just when the doctors determine she’s brain-dead, Laborteaux steals her body and transplants BB’s ‘brain’ into her gray matter. That’s when the fun begins. Viewers can just as easily scream as laugh through Deadly Friend watching the obviously made-up Swanson come back to life and walk around like a robot, crushing her enemies one by one.
Pan Arts/Layton. Director Wes Craven; Producer Robert M. Sherwood; Screenplay Bruce Joel Rubin; Camera Philip Lathrop; Editor Michael Eliot; Music Charles Bernstein; Art Director Daniel Lomino
(Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1986. Running time: 99 MIN.
Matthew Laborteaux Kristy Swanson Michael Sharrett Anne Twomey Anne Ramsey Richard Marcus