This an exceptional, virtually unknown film written by Glen Morgan and James Wong (who have produced and written numerous X-Files episodes) and was directed by Penelope Spheeris with gritty realism. It's the story of two outcast high school graduates who decide to take a short vacation the weekend before they are to start work at a local factory. It is soon revealed that one of the young men is somewhat disturbed and fed up with the way life has treated him and decides to take revenge on the world. The results are insightful and frightening. What is so interesting about this film is that it is presented from two perspectives. The character of Roy, played wonderfully by Maxwell Caulfield, is driven over the edge to the point where he can not be saved, while Bo, Charlie Sheen in a surprisingly good performance, gets so swept up in Roy's chaos that he loses sight of the fact that the things they are doing are wrong. This is a very chilling and realistic portrayel of the isolation and confusion that young people face everyday and how being tormented often leads to violent response. Many films have dealt with this issue before, but very few have been as truthful and effective as Boys Next Door.