13 April 2024
Night Warning (1981)
92 min.
Directed by William Asher.
With Susan Tyrell, Jimmy McNichol, Bo Svenson, Julia Duffy, Britt Leach, Marcia Leach, Steve Eastin, Bill Paxton.
A unique and effective slasher-horror.

After the tragic automobile accident that kills both his parents, Billy (McNichol) is raised by his doting aunt Cheryl (Tyrell).

But when his love-starved aunt makes unwelcome sexual advances on a TV repairman, Billy finds himself wrongly implicated in a gay love triangle.

To further complicate matters, Billy has a new girlfriend (Duffy) and is planning on going away to college.

None of this seems to be sitting well with his aunt Cheryl.

Is his doting aunt what she seems...or should Billy be in real fear of his increasingly unstable guardian?

Original from beginning to end, with good performances from all (particularly Tyrell in an amazing tour de force role).

Boasts a surprisingly gritty and bloody climax that must be seen to be believed.

Also known as Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker.

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