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Deadly Friend (1986)


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Release Date: Oct 10, 1986 Wide



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With the over-the-top gruesomeness of The Re-Animator to compare it to, Wes Craven's Deadly Friend limps into the second tier, coming across as a Frankenstein tale lost on Elm Street. Paul (Matthew Laborteaux) is a teen computer genius who has recently moved to a new town. The quiet and peaceful milieu permits him to continue experimenting with his life's work -- a human-like robot named Bee Bee. But Paul becomes smitten with the comely girl next door, Samantha (Kristy Swanson). For Samantha,

Sep 25, 2007

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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (0) | Rotten (7) | DVD (1)

Has become progressively cheesier as the years pass.

February 11, 2013 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

A Wes Craven misfire in nearly every area.

April 2, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

One of Wes Craven's worst movies.

January 29, 2003
KFOR Channel 4 News

Goofball turkey from Wes Craven.

July 25, 2002

Audience Reviews for Deadly Friend

Unbelivable, cheesy, tragic and fascinating! An electronics geek (Matthew Laborteaux from "Little House on the Prairie") tries to bring his deceased girlfriend (Kristy Swanson) back to life with parts from his robot project. The life-giving experiment turns her into a monstrous creation to be dealt with named "Bee-Bee". Gosh, this movie has a silly Frankenstein-esque premise, which delivers a cool 80's horror experience. Wes Craven actually directed this post-Elmstreet, so it deserves some attention.
August 24, 2007

Super Reviewer

Very much part of the Frankenstein-genre, this Wes Craven effort is often strangely touching and almost sickly compared with his usual fare.
June 24, 2007

Super Reviewer

A midding Wes Craven effort, half ingenious Frankenstein re-hash, half-silly teen horror.
December 6, 2006
Dean McKenna

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I'm sorry, I just can't hate something this cheesy, I don't have it in me. The stupid plot, the awful acting (Kristy Swanson's hands are hilarious) and everything laughable about it just adds to the charm for me.
June 23, 2011
Quinto Wallight

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    1. Paul: Sam. Listen to me. We can get help. Do you know Dr. Johanson? He can help us. Sam, please.
    – Submitted by J * (12 months ago)
    1. Paul: Now we see if it works.
    2. Tom: You're kidding, right?
    – Submitted by J * (12 months ago)
    1. Harry: Goddamn kid. I told her to clean up her stuff off the stairs.
    – Submitted by J * (12 months ago)
    1. Harry: You lying little bitch! Okay, come on now. None of this shit. You get the hell up. Samantha. I'm not joking. You wanna know what real trouble is? I mean it. You get the hell up and get in your room.
    – Submitted by J * (12 months ago)
    1. Paul: Why the hell isn't he responding?
    – Submitted by J * (12 months ago)
    1. Harry: You little bitch. I'm your father.
    – Submitted by J * (12 months ago)
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