The MTV Video Games

This satire on teen suicide really spawned a generation of movies that turned the John Hughes collection onto its head, paving the way for later movies such as “Election”. It effectively captured the clique-infused teen attitude toward a devastating problem. My favorite scenes involve the principal, faculty, and school counselor meetings after each teen dies–keenly and hilariously played by John Ingle and Penelope Milford (could not locate on YouTube). Daniel Walters, screenwriter, captured the late 80’s teen fascination with cult vernacular quite well.

This funeral scene’s highlight is the priest, played by the Beetlejuiced Glenn Shadix.

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