STRANGE BEHAVIOR (aka DEAD KIDS)
DIRECTOR: MICHAEL LAUGHLIN
CAST: MICHAEL MURPHY, LOUISE FLETCHER, DAN SHOR
Selected by Sean Price Williams as part of Staff Picks: Kim's Video, a series made up of film selections and introductions by a number of former Kim's store clerks. Staff Picks will continue throughout 2022, each month featuring selections that celebrate the small and specialty video stores, independent theatres, and community hubs where passionate film lovers gather.
Presented with an In-Theater Introduction from Sean Price Williams for the Friday, 01/21 Screening
“The high school kids in picture-perfect Galesburg, Illinois, have turned into psychopaths overnight, and it’s up to police chief Michael Murphy to figure out what’s going on, starting with the mad science department at the local university. Laughlin and co-writer Bill Condon, shooting on the cheap in New Zealand, created an infectiously fun hat-tip to the horror flicks of their youth, with a deservedly legendary dance party sequence that reveals an ambition and thoughtfulness that transcends the film’s apparent genre limitations.” —Sean Price Williams