deadly friend is still good and still watchable after all these years.
wes craven doesn't do his best to shock here but its a worthy effort that avoids most of the pitfalls you'd expect the film to have. mainly he avoids the techno jargon when dealing with the robots and reanimation, which leaves only the bad fashion to remind us how dated the film is.
the plot is about a genius kid and his robot. etc etc. boy meets girl, falls in love; girl dies; boy uses genius to put robot brain into girl. girl becomes killer robot. check your logic at the door, please! and enjoy.