Is Craven incapable of directing a decent horror movie with the word "deadly" in the title? This was his first film after his 1984 triumph A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, and it is a big disappointment. Something of an uneasy cross between the classic FRANKENSTEIN and the 1986 cute-robot hit
SHORT CIRCUIT, the film is about a brilliant young teenager, Laborteaux, an expert on artificial intelligence who has built a robot (named Bee Bee) that can learn and think for itself. Unfortunately Bee Bee also can feel hatred, and the robot rolls around the neighborhood killing off all those who
have slighted its creator and his friends. When Bee Bee is eventually destroyed and La...