Macabre...ish Horror Review: Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker

 

 

Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker aka Night Warning, 1981/ 96 min

 

Aunt Cheryl (Susan Tyrell) raised her nephew, Billy (Jimmy McNichol) for 14 years and she has an unhealthy obsession with him.  And she is not coping well with him growing up, turns out, she will do whatever she has too to keep him all to herself.

Unfortunately, for her, he has a girlfriend, friends and is on the basketball team and his birthday is coming up and Cheryl has declared she will be his date for his birthday. Plus Billy has a chance at a full ride scholarship to college and Cheryl is pissed.

She is calculating and conniving. She’ll do what she has too to keep him to herself and all of her secrets. This woman is dangerous. She attempts a terribly deadly ploy but it only ends up adding an angry, jaded detective (Bo Svenson) to her horrible plan. And he has a vendetta and is hell bent on blaming everything on a completely innocent man.

Cheryl starts to seriously unravel once Billy finds out her secrets. Now no one is safe.

This is described as an 80s exploitation movie, it’s graphic and the physical effects are good. Warning though, there are homophobic and other sexist moments that did not age well. Expect nudity and some adult scenes.

And Bill Paxton, Julia Duffy and Britt Leach are in this film!