another in my occasional series, of cult horror, eccentricities and exploitation movies today we go back to everybody's favourite decade, the eighties. Specifically 1986, and the movie 'deadly friend'. Deadly friend is a kinda sci-fi horror that plays out in two parts. The first is a sort of dark version of 'short circuit', and the second a kinda 'humanoid maniac' sorta thing. It's an entertaining movie, directed by Wes Craven, he of Freddy fame. The robot in it 'bb' is really cute, and sort of like Johnny 5, only even cuter, and even more autonomous, however he also has an evil side. I can't go too much further without spoilering, suffice to say that his chip ends up in a girls brain, and turns her murderous. there's an infamous basketball scene, that's well worth watching, and an eighties feel to the movie that gives it a nostalgic vibe. One I heartily recommend to fans of the eighties, sci-fi and the short circuit movies. Oh yeah, the girl in it also went on to play buff the vampire slayer in the movie version of that.