Seventeen year old high school senior Billy Lynch was raised by his maternal aunt, Cheryl Roberts, with who he has lived since the age of three, when his parents died in a tragic accident. As never married Aunt Cheryl has not dated over that time, it has been only her and Billy in the big, old house next to the woods. Billy hopes to get a basketball scholarship to the University of Denver, where his girlfriend of one year, Julie Linden, will be attending. Aunt Cheryl, in her possessiveness of Billy, doesn't let Julie into the house and doesn't want Billy to go away to college. What those around her don't know is that Cheryl is deranged and will do whatever it takes to keep Billy all to herself. What Billy also does not know is that there is an unknown third in his and Aunt Cheryl's relationship, that third who is either the cause of or has exacerbated her derangement. Aunt Cheryl's actions lead to Billy being implicated in a murder, Billy's plea of innocence which is not helped by the...
A Haunting Rhyme for Bedtime.
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Did You Know?
Early versions of the movie kept it ambiguous that Susan Tyrell was the villain of the story, gradually revealing it as the plot developed. However, this was changed when the story felt noticeably more suspenseful with the villain being established from the beginning. See more
When log crashes through the car, it's obvious that it hits a doll and not a real man. See more
Detective Joe Carlson
[after he has just told Billy his story of Brody's murder
Ain't that right, ma'am?
YOU FILTHY PIG! You think you got it all figured out, don't ya? Well you're wrong!
Referenced in Fear, Panic & Censorship
Little Boy Billy
Words and Music by Joyce Bulifant See more