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Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker (1982)

Night Warning (original title)
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 overview, first billed only:
... Billy Lynch
... Cheryl Roberts (Aunt Cheryl)
... Detective Joe Carlson
Marcia Lewis ... Margie
... Julia
... Sgt. Cook
... Coach Tom Landers
Caskey Swaim ... Phil Brody
Cooper Neal ... Frank
... Eddie (as William Paxton)
... 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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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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They didn't go looking for trouble. They were just too curious. Now ... They know too much to live. See more »

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

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During the accident at the beginning of the film, it becomes apparent that there is no one in the drivers seat or in the passenger seat in certain shots especially when the car is falling off the cliff. See more »

Quotes

Cheryl Roberts: Perverts and sluts! They are doing everything they can to take him away from us.
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Little Boy Billy
Words and Music by Joyce Bulifant
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* * *1/2 out of 4.
13 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

Teenager (Jimmy McNichol) who was orphanded at a young age after his parents were killed in a freak car accident, thinks his over protective and sexually repressed aunt (Susan Tyrrell) is losing it. That's when the murders begin to happen and a homo phobic and racist police officer (Bo Svenson) gets involved in the proceedings suspecting McNichol to be the killer.

Judging from the premise you would expect this to be a pretty standard film. It isn't. There is much more going on than there appears to be. This thriller is expertly constructed and features a shocking opening sequence and some terrifying moments. It is a truly smart and intelligent film that covers ground no other horror movie would dare to cover. And while doing this, it never is tasteless or over the top. The entire cast is excellent by the way, but Susan Tyrrell really stands out in a truly demented performance that shows incredible range. Even Bo Svenson gives it his all and his performance really gets under your skin (that's a good thing!). Highly under rated!

Rated R; Violence, Sexual Situations, Nudity, and Profanity.


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