Synopsis by Mark Deming
In this teen-oriented horror movie, Kyle (Scott Bairstow) is a high school swimming champion who sinks into a depression after the accidental death of his best friend. When his parents, Ken (Bruce Burkhartsmeier) and Barbara (Dee Wallace-Stone), move the family from California to Washington State, Kyle falls in with a group of kids led by the mysterious Shane (Eric Mabius). Eric and his friends wear lots of black clothing, take drugs, and listen to loud Goth-metal music, but the full extent of their "rebellious" streak doesn't become evident to Kyle until he discovers that Eric's clique is actually a Satanic cult. Music fans may want to keep an eye on the supporting cast, which includes former X leader John Doe, singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb, and one-time New Kids on the Block heartthrob Donnie Wahlberg as a drug dealer. Black Circle Boys appeared on home video at roughly the same time as the mass murder at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.
confusion, death, friendship, moving, new-kid-in-town, Satanism, swimming, teenagers