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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 her...at all costs.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy McNichol ...
Billy Lynch
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Cheryl Roberts (Aunt Cheryl)
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Detective Joe Carlson
Marcia Lewis ...
Margie
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Julia
Britt Leach ...
Sgt. Cook
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Coach Tom Landers
Caskey Swaim ...
Phil Brody
Cooper Neal ...
Frank
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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
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Storyline

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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She was lonely. He was all she had. No-one would take him from her - and live... See more »

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Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker  »

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Nominated for a Saturn Award for the Best Horror Movie of 1982 by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. See more »

Quotes

Detective Joe Carlson: Now, Miss Roberts, you married?
Cheryl Roberts: No.
Detective Joe Carlson: Divorced?
Cheryl Roberts: No.
Detective Joe Carlson: Widowed?
Cheryl Roberts: No.
Detective Joe Carlson: But you do have boyfriends?
Cheryl Roberts: No.
Detective Joe Carlson: Do you like girls?
Cheryl Roberts: God, you're a pig!
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Susan Tyrell always plays a good crazy!!
6 July 1999 | by (ohio) – See all my reviews

Not bad suspense movie about a crazy aunt played by Tyrell who will stop at nothing to protect her teenage nephew from the people out to get him. Look for an early bill paxton(who is not that great an actor anyway) in an early role as a school bully. Really not a horror movie until the last half when Tyrell goes nuts. But not bad actually!


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