Strange Behavior

Michael Laughlin, US/New Zealand, 1981, 94 min.

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A series of murders in a small Illinois town leads a local police officer to dig deeper, uncovering a sinister scientific experiment at the university. Alternately titled Dead Kids, Strange Behavior is an homage to the low budget, campy horror movies of the 1950s (think Bela Lugosi as the mad scientist). Ironically the film is now part of the subgenre of horror thrillers from the 1980s that have inspired the hit show Stranger Things.

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