Deadly Friend

Not all nightmares happen on Elm Street
Not all nightmares happen on Elm Street
"Not all nightmares happen on Elm Street."
DEADLY FRIEND (18)
D: Wes Craven
Warner Bros./Pan Arts Layton (Robert M. Sherman)
USA 🇺🇸 1986
99 mins

Horror

W: Bruce Joel Rubin [based on the novel 'Friend' by Diana Henstell]
DP: Philip Lathrop
Ed: Michael Eliot
Mus: Charles Bernstein

Matthew Laborteaux (Paul Conway), Kristy Swanson (Samantha Pringle), Michael Sharrett (Tom Toomey), Anne Twomey (Jeannie Conway), Anne Ramsay (Elvira Conway)

Silly but enjoyable variation on Frankenstein about a teenage boffin who creates a robot with artificial intelligence. However, when his girlfriend Samantha is murdered, he implants the robots brain in her body and she awakens to go on a murderous rampage for revenge.
As ridiculous as it is, the film is a great deal of fun, with as much comedy as it has scares. The acting is truly terrible though, aside from Anne Ramsey as a cantankerous elderly neighbour who becomes the victim of the film's most memorable death scene.
5/10

Kristy Swanson in Deadly Friend
Kristy Swanson in Deadly Friend