Film: Deadly Friend
Deadly Friend is a film released in 1986 directed by Wes Craven.Teen Genius college professor Paul moves into a new neighborhood with his mom and his sentient robot B.B. and soon meets Girl Next Door Samantha (Kristy Swanson) and her abusive father. Things start out great and the kids have a good time, but it's not long before a series of tragedies occur: B.B. is destroyed by the paranoid elderly neighbor lady after they pull a prank on her; Samantha is killed by her father in a drunken rage; Paul decides to bring Samantha back to life by use of a brain transplant using B.B.'s computer chip brain, but the transplant makes her more robot than human and things go downhill from there.
Tropes present include:
- Abusive Parents: Sam's dad is of the physical sort and, according to her dream, he may also have sexually abused her. He gets extreme when he kills her. He becomes an Asshole Victim soon enough.
- All Just a Dream: Some people's interpretation of the crazy ending.
- Artificial Zombie: Undead Sam.
- Asshole Victim: Sam's dad, who for reasons above, deserved every single moment of his death.
- Laser-Guided Karma: His death came in the form of his resurrected daughter murdering him.
- Came Back Wrong/Cybernetics Eat Your Soul
- Disappeared Dad: Paul's father is absent without any explanation.
- Gainax Ending: Sam's insides turned into a more evil B.B....somehow.
- Girl Next Door: Sam.
- Killer Robot: B.B. was already starting to show homicidal impulses before his brain was inserted into Sam's.
- Made of Plasticine: How else do you explain someones head exploding by getting hit by a basketball?
- Missing Mom: Sam's mother, and according to Sam's dream her father might have murdered her.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Undead Sam.
- Overprotective Dad: Sam's is of the more deranged sort.
- Pokémon Speak: B.B. keeps repeating its name in its robot body.
- Poisonous Friend: B.B.
- Robot Buddy: B.B.
- Robot Girl: Sam after the transplant.
- Super Strength: One of the side effects of Sam having a robotic brain.
- Teen Genius: Paul.