Scaretober-Movie Review: Disturbing Behavior


For the month of October I’ve dubbed it Scaretober in which I will be blogging every day in October. No, it’s not just random blogs in October but specifically scary movies movies. I’m definitely not one of those girls that enjoys scary movies by any means in fact this is a HUGE challenge for me since I’m such a wimp when it comes down to it. Some of the movies reviewed will be super scary and others will just be 90’s cheesy scary compared to today’s standards. There will be a few days during this month that I will be putting up more than one posts, because sometimes you can’t hold any awesome back when it comes to the blog.

Today’s movie is Disturbing Behavior


This movie’s big name stars are Katie Holmes , James Marsden and Nick Stahl. In the opening sequence of the movie Gavin Strict, Nick Stahl, on one of his night walks witnesses the star quarterback, Trent go crazy at makeout point killing his girlfriend and a cop. The other cop tells Trent to go home and takes care of the mess, much to Gavin’s horror. The next day Steve Clark, James Marsden, and his family move to Cradle Bay, Crescent Island in order to recover from the death of his older brother, Alan. On his first day Steve thinks that Cradle Bay High is just like any other high school with its cliques, he even meets Gavin Strict and UV who give him the rundown on each of the cliques. Later that week he meets Dr. Edward Caldecott the school’s guidance counselor who is also an advisor for the Blue Ribbons and encourages Steve to join the Blue Ribbons also. After the meeting, Steve leaves and meets Gavin’s friend Rachel, Katie Holmes, in the parking lot and later that night watch another Blue Ribbon go crazy in public. It is then that Rachel enlightens Steve about Gavin’s theory about an evil force taking over Cradle Bay. The next day Gavin introduces Steve to Mr. Newbury the town’s idiot sauvant.  Steve stops by the local yogurt shop on his way home and runs into the Blue Ribbons where he chats with them for a bit before Gavin decides to take him on an excursion to prove his theory. Gavin’s excursion takes him to observe a Blue Ribbon parent meeting in which Gavin finds out that he is the next victim of the Blue Ribbons. Gavin puts a fuss about having to go home, but shows up the next day having become a Blue Ribbon to the bane of his friends existence. Steve runs into Mr. Newbury again and finds that Mr. Newbury is not as dumb as he appears. That night Steve heads home only to find Lorna, head cheerleader of the Blue Ribbons in his house. They chat for a bit before Lorna goes crazy and needs a trip to the emergency room, where the audience finds out that the person behind all of this is Mr. Caldecott. The next day Rachel finds a DVD Gavin made for her and later that day calls Steve over to show him Gavin’s DVD and Mr. Caldecott’s employment records that she has dug up. Mr. Caldecott’s employment records show that he was working on mind control at a psych facility in Bishop Flats. Steve and Rachel discover that he worked on his daughter there. In arc of the movie Steve goes home to get his younger sister, Lindsay and find that his parents have sold him out to the program. The Blue Ribbons kidnap Steve and Rachel and try to convert them but they manage to get away from Cradle Bay  with the help of UV and Mr. Newbury.  At the end of the movie just when you think all the mind control students are dead, Gavin Strict appears a few years later as a student teacher in a school that is not Cradle Bay.

I was definitely scared by this movie and could not believe that Gavin had survived. I  would definitely recommend this one as a scary movie not to mention that it has a pretty good soundtrack for the late 90s. I hope to see you again tomorrow with another Scaretober post. Sorry that these have been getting up so late lately, I’ve been busy.


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