g” alt=”” width=”295″ height=”400″ />When I was a teenager and just starting to get real interested in horror movies, the type of horror movies that you might say was the catalyst to me becoming the horror fan that I am today, were the Teen Slasher movies… Such movies as the Scream series (still a fav), the I Know What You Did Last Summer series (also still a personal fav) and yet another great one is the movie, The Faculty (1998)
Now this isn’t exactly a teen slasher movie, but it runs on the same premise, and for years now has been in my top 10 favorite horror movies… That movie being, Disturbing Behavior (1998).
Written by: Scott Rosenberg (Con Air), David Nutter (The X-Files). Starring: James Marsden (X-Men), Katie Holmes (Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark), Nick Stahl (Terminator 3), Tobias Mehler (Stargate: SG1), Steve Railsback (Escape 2000), Bruce Greenwood (Nowhere Man), William Sadler (Tales From The Crypt Presents: Demon Knight), AJ Buckley (Deal Of A Life Time) and Chad Donella (Final Destination).
Disturbing Behavior tells the story of how after a tragedy in their home town of Chicago, the Clark family, including, Steve (Marsden), and Lindsay (Played by: Katherine Isabelle) (A.K.A. The Clark family children) and Nathan (Played by: Terry David Mulligan) and Cynthia (Played by: Susan Hogan) (A.K.A. The Clark Parents). The Clark family decide to move to the seemingly quiet community of Cradle Bay…
In Cradle Bay everything seems to actually be quite normal… A small town with bake sales and all that other corny hokum… Not much in the way of a criminal element! That is just the surface though…
You see from the beginning of the movie when one of the football stars (who it turns out is a member of a social group called, ‘The Blue Ribbons’.) Kills his girl friend when she tries to give him head, and the police officer that covers up the crime to the arrival of the Clark family to Cradle Bay, and when Steve meets Gavin (Stahl), UV (Donella) and Rachel (Holmes) (A few of the slowly diminishing elements of the problem children of Cradle Bay,) and when Gavin and Rachel tell Steve the truth behind why the children are so well behaved, it is an adventure that will both terrify and yet keep you enthralled!
Now what I like about this movie and what I do think makes this a cool movie is a couple of things:
1. You get to see the roots of some of these bigger named stars, James Marsden (who went by Jimmy Marsden in this movie,) Katie Holmes (when she was still doing Dawson’s Creek on the WB,) and even Nick Stahl before he joined the ranks of those who played John Connor in the Terminator series!
2. I also gotta say that, as far as stories goes, this goes to the extreme, but it is a fascinating take on the old concept of fighting against, ‘The Man’.
So if your looking for a fun thrill ride, then I would recommend checking this one out! It is a true classic!