Night Warning (1982)

R  |   |  Horror  |  February 1982 (USA)
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An orphaned teenager finds himself being dominated by his aunt who's hell-bent on keeping him with all costs.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy McNichol ...
Billy Lynch
Cheryl Roberts (Aunt Cheryl)
Detective Joe Carlson
Marcia Lewis ...
Britt Leach ...
Sgt. Cook
Coach Tom Landers
Caskey Swaim ...
Phil Brody
Cooper Neal ...
Eddie (as William Paxton)
Kay Kimler ...
Anna Lynch
Gary Baxley ...
Bill Lynch, Sr.
Vickie Oleson ...
Lady Police Officer
Clemente Anchondo ...
Jail Arrestee
Alex Baker ...
Police Officer Westcott


Since the death of his parents fourteen years ago, Billy Lynch has been raised by his over-protective aunt Cheryl. But once he turns seventeen, he is soon set on planning his life...without her. He's planing on going on to college and is dating local girl Julie. None of which sits well for his aunt, who's lost everyone else in her life and now with her nephew ready to leave, ensures she starts on a campaign to keep him with her...forever.But as her plans misfire she becomes swept up in a cycle of psychosis and frenzied violence all being blamed on Billy by everyone else...including a homophobic detective, who's anti-gay prejudice is steadily reaching its zenith...leading to an unforeseeable outcome. Written by suspicous

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Release Date:

February 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker  »

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The film's French title, 'À la limite du cauchemar', translates to 'On the Verge of the Nightmare'. See more »


Detective Joe Carlson: Phil Brody, remember him? The man who got wasted here? Well he was a fag, and it doesn't make a whole lot of sense for a fag to be raping your aunt, unless you're one. Are you a fag?
Billy Lynch: No!
Detective Joe Carlson: I'm gonna ask you again, and keep in mind it pisses me off when people lie to me. Are you a fag?
Billy Lynch: You're crazy!
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Referenced in Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) See more »


Little Boy Billy
Words and Music by Joyce Bulifant
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Way better than it should be ..........
20 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If ever a horror movie could be accused of throwing in everything but the proverbial "kitchen sink", "Night Warning" is that movie. With homosexual bashing, a nod to "Psycho", and a furious mother - son fixation, this film doesn't quit till all the cliché's are covered. The opening has a rather impressive car crash, that sets a somewhat intricate story in motion. Susan Tyrrell is in full deranged mode, and Bo Svenson is despicable as the investigating lieutenant. His entire investigation is built on "air castles' with homosexual overtones. Eventually the wheels of sanity come off, and Tyrrell gives a memorable performance that by itself carries the film into above average territory. - MERK

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