The Young Poisoner's Handbook

"Excellent"

The Young Poisoner's Handbook Review


Hugh O'Conor is outstanding as Graham Young, a British teen with absolutely no sense of morality. How so? When given a chemistry set, he promptly uses it to start poisoning his friends and family, not stopping until stepmom is dead. He's promptly caught, convicted, and sentenced to psychological rehabilitation... where he continues to manipulate the system to earn his release. Reportedly based on a true story, the black comedy is so thick here it will put some viewers off, but for fans of movies like A Clockwork Orange (of which this is a clear homage), it's the kind of nihilistic work that we rarely, rarely see these days.


The Young Poisoner's Handbook

Facts and Figures

Run time: 99 mins

In Theaters: Friday 23rd February 1996

Distributed by: Cabin Fever Entertainment

Production compaines: Bavaria Film and Television Fund

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Fresh: 12 Rotten: 2

IMDB: 7.1 / 10

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Starring: Tobias Arnold as Young Graham, as Molly, as Fred, as Graham Young, Norman Caro as Mr. Goez, Dorothea Alexander as Mrs. Goez, as Winnie, as Dennis, Samantha Edmonds as Sue, Robert Demeger as Mr. Dexter, Jack Deam as Mick, Peter Pacey as Dickie Boone, Joost Siedhoff as Dr. Scott, Vilma Hollingbery as Aunty Panty, Frank Mills as Uncle Jack

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