Directed by: William Asher
Actors: Jimmy McNichol, Susan Tyrrell, Bo Svenson
Also known as: Butcher Baker Nightmare Maker, Momma’s Boy, Nightmare Maker, Pelko, À la limite du cauchemar, The Evil Protege, Thrilled to Death, Mrs. Lynch
Description : 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 truely bizarre entry in the history of horror film. It gained notoriety as one of the first films who were branded in the UK as ‘video nasties’ in the early 1980s. The missing link between the slasher genre and the suburbia horror of the “Night mare on Elm Street” films. This monster is one of its kind: Susan Tyrrell gives a terrific over-the-top performance as an overprotective housewife who wants to get in her nephew’s pants. A slasher film with tv drama looks, directed by a true television maverick. It’s unbelievable!