Laruie Loughlin and some other guy play a brother and sister whose parents are killed in a plane crash. The siblings are forced to move to Florida to live with their Uncle Charlie and aunt so and so in some seemingly quiet little #!@%*# town, and then they have the misfortune of becoming the New Kids. The title sounds dumb, and it is, but then so is the whole #!@%*# movie. It becomes apparent that being a new kid in this town requires you to be subjected to the lewd and strange bullying tactics of Dutra(James Spader) and his gang of inbred locals. In fact, Dutra's gang bullies no one else in the town at all,unless they are somehow directly connected to the new kids, who have become the main focus for his psychotic malevolence. The Dutras have perhaps grown weary of the indigenous stock and trade.
What I found most pleasing about the film was Spader's portrayal of the Dooch. First off, his cohorts all talk and look as if they've escaped from a loony bin in Arkansas. Incongruously, Spader adds a refinement and seedy charm with his bleached eyebrows and hair, and an array of ornately-designed patterned dress shirts, alligator-skinned boots, and tight corduroy slacks- all while swinging a pit bull around by its jaws locked onto a blood-stained rope. This activity occupies the gang for hours and days of vicious delight. You get the feeling that the New Kids role is born of necessity, there being little else to do in this town but terrorize the ones who have been fortunate enough to have lived somewhere else for most of their lives.
The film was directed by Cunningham, who did at least the first Friday the 13th, so you might expect a bizarre horror element in this setting, along with an escalating series of violent retaliations which lead to the Dutra's horrible demise. The final scene plays out at Uncle Charlie's home and one-time amusement park that looks like a very low budget Santa's Village. There are some very primal and gruesome scenes in the film, made all the more horrible for their lack of ingenuity, and if you can bring yourself to watch the whole thing, you'll be on the verge of killing yourself by the time "the suprise ending" arrives. I won't spoil it for anyone, not that anyone is reading this, but just in case, I think someone else should endure the pain of seeing this thing through.
memorable lines: "What are you, made outta mouth"-Spader-
Memorable scenes: The shower scene starring Laurie Loughlin. Also every scene where Paige Lynn Price's braless breasts bounce with perfect bouyancy as if unbridled upon breautiful undulations.