- Live action movie set in America in full English, color film, most likely 80s or early 90s.
- I saw it on TV (could possibly be a made-for-TV-movie), maybe on a network station sometime between 1990-1995, most likely 1993 (I would only be 9 years old then) in Chicago suburbs.
- It was a late-night broadcast, between 8pm-midnight.
- This may have been part of a horror anthology movie. I remember the first scene below more than the second scene. They may not be part of the same movie, though. It’s been a while.
A classic 80’s nerd (probably thick, black-rimmmed glasses, white t-shirt or collared shirt) is playing a video game in a home bedroom or office. The video game is Space Invaders/Galaga/Galaxian-like (black space background, ship at the bottom of the screen firing lasers at aliens above) on an Atari 2600-like machine (it could just be an 80’s computer, but the joystick was Atari 2600-ish). He’s very focused on his game and is eating oreos or some other junk food regularly. Without his noticing, tentacle-like computer/electrical wires (these may have been corrugated, flexible, metal wire tubes, pictured below) start to slip out of the computer/video game console. It’s like the wires are alive or their being controlled by a poltergeist. A few cuts of the camera show the wires snake slowly along the desk as they move towards the nerd.
While this is happening, other events similar to the first scene may be happening, with the movie cutting back and forth between the nerd and those scenes.
After a few cuts back-and-forth, some of the wires reach the nerds right or left hand, which is possibly resting by cookies or some junk food. The wires seem to disappear under his hand/arm, like they’re digging into or merging into his wrist. At this point, the nerd has taken notice and is becoming very distraught by the wires, but he doesn’t make any move to escape, possibly because he’s scared stiff.
A few more first-scene-like cuts happen, sometimes coming back for a second or two to show the nerd being very distraught.
Finally, the nerd is shown again. A split second later, his head pops off, showing wires coming up out of his neck, possibly indicating that the wires took over his whole body and killed him in the process.
Second scene (or another part of a horror anthology or a different movie entirely?)
A teenage boy (vampire?) is with a teenage girl, possibly somewhere in a high school in front of a mirror. The girl is in front of the mirror with the boy behind her. The boy fixates on her neck/shoulder area while the girl looks at him quizzically in the mirror. The boy possibly draws his (sharp?) fingers along her skin, maybe drawing blood, before the scene switches to a closeup of a school yearbook page showing the girl’s picture. A hand (probably the boy’s) draws an X on her picture, possibly in blood, indicating that she has probably been killed.
This same type of event is repeated a few times with different people: the boy is shown together with someone, then subsequently draws an X on their yearbook picture.