After his brother’s suicide, Steve Clark moves to the quaint little town of Cradle Bay with his mom, dad, and sister. Upon arriving at Cradle Bay High, he finds that there is a definite class system that divides the students, with a clique known as the Blue Ribbons that seems to rule the school.
After one of Steve’s new friends joins the Blue Ribbons - seemingly against his will - it becomes apparent that something far more sinister is going on. The Blue Ribbons are a little too “robotic” for their own good, and a little mind control may be involved.
Disturbing Behavior came out in 1998 to little fanfare and crashed at the box office. Many critics bashed it at the time of its release, and this is unfortunate, because the film is really unique. Of course, you could say that the film is merely “Stepford Wives meets Heathers”, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing here. James Marsden, Katie Holmes, and Nick Stahl are excellent in the lead roles, with William Sadler in a memorable supporting role as a creepy janitor who may be more than what he seems.
Disturbing Behavior is memorable and, well, disturbing piece of late nineties horror/sci-fi with an incredible soundtrack, and it should not be missed.
Shout Factory has released Disturbing Behavior on Blu-ray, with special features that include a commentary, deleted scenes, a trailer, and an alternate ending.