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[[caption-width-right:311:Officer Joe Vickers at your service.]]

->''He always gets his man... and everyone else.''
-->-- '''Tagline'''

''Psycho Cop'' (1989) and its sequel ''Film/PsychoCopReturns'' (1993) are two [[SlasherMovie slasher movies]] [[VillainBasedFranchise which follow]] the exploits of [[AxCrazy psychopathic]] [[ImpersonatingAnOfficer police impersonator]] Joe Vickers, who is on a [[MissionFromGod mission from Satan]] [[OmniscientMoralityLicense to kill everyone he perceives as criminals]] [[PungeonMaster and make bad puns]] out of everything while he's at it. [[FollowTheLeader Curiously]], these movies hit the cinemas right after the first ''Film/ManiacCop'' installment.

In this film, three young couples decide to have good time on a luxury cabin which resides in middle of the woods. They are followed by Vickers, who starts killing them one by one.

!!This film has examples of:

* AbusiveParents: According Officer Bradley, Gary Henley, aka Officer Vickers, was raised in an abusive household.
* AndShowItToYou: Officer Bradley's death comes when Vickers punches through his upper body, grabbing his heart in the process.
-->'''Vickers:''' [[HavingAHeart Have a heart]]! Hahahaha!
* AnAxeToGrind: Vickers steals the caretaker's axe, and uses it to kill him.
* AnswersToTheNameOfGod: A variation is said.
-->'''Laura''': Oh God...
-->'''Vickers''': God? Hah! ''God'' has nothing to do with it! If you know what I mean.
* BarrierBustingBlow: Vickers punches through a locked bedroom door to get to Doug and Laura, who are climbing down a window.
* BehindTheBlack:
** In the silence of the night, Vickers manages sneak behind Zack ''with his car''.
** In fact, the trope happens so often in this movie, that eventually you start to wonder if every character except Vickers is deaf.
* CarFu: Vickers lure Julie into the woods by stealing her brush. When she retrieves it from the ground, he runs her ovver with his car.
* CassandraTruth: In the first film both Doug and Laura are sure that there ''is'' something odd going on. Too bad the others wont believe them until it's too late.
* CharacterTics: As long as Julie has her brush in her hands, she'll be using it on her hair.
%%* CuriosityKilledTheCast
* CutPhoneLines: Eric tries to call the cops about the missing caretaker, but finds the line dead, as Vickers has just cut it.
* DangerTakesABackseat: After Officer Chris enters Vickers' patrol car to check it, he ambushes him from the backseat, and [[BoomHeadshot shoots him in the head]].
* DeathByMocking: Zack likes to prank and tease people, which seals his fate.
* DevelopingDoomedCharacters: in the first movie most of the time is spend is watching protagonists wondering aloud where the caretaker went off to, where's the beer and other mundane things.
* DoesNotLikeGuns: Satan, according to Vickers, though he shrugs this off with a "what the Hell!"
* DontGoInTheWoods: Majority of the murders happen in the woods surrounding the house.
* EvilIsHammy: Robert R. Shafer plays Vickers as a very over-the-top villain who's constantly mugging the camera.
* EvilLaugh: Vickers has a very hearty one.
* FinalGirl: [[spoiler:Averted with Laura, as her friend Dough also survives the movie]].
* FootprintsOfMuck: Vickers appears before Laura and Doug to gain their trust and lure them outside, but Doug realizes that Vickers is the prowler because the footprints he's leaving on the floor are the same size as the prints that Doug found in the shed.
* GroinAttack: Vickers captures Zack and lifts him in the air by his neck, but Zack manages to get free by kneeing him on the groin.
* HighVoltageDeath: Vickers kills Eric by lifting him up, and using a taser on him until he stops twitching.
* HollywoodSatanism: Vickers worships Satan, as evidenced by the various markings of pentagrams, 666's and dead animals nailed to trees that he leaves behind. He started doing that because he thought that God had abandoned him when he was kicked out of a state home.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Vickers is ultimately defeated when Doug throws a fallen tree branch through his chest. Yes, he can withstand bullets, but not some stick lying on the ground.
* ImpersonatingAnOfficer: Vickers technically was once a police officer, but that still doesn't give you the right to do it if you're off the force.
* KubrickStare: Last frames of the film has Vickers revealing himself to be alive, and giving the audience a look beneath his eyebrows.
%%* LaughablyEvil: Vickers.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Whenever we're shown Vickers stalking the characters, he is always accompanied by certain ominous music.
* MadeOfIron: Vickers can shake off pretty much anything most of the time, but curiously he is [[MadeOfPlasticine easily impaled by a simple tree stake in the first film's climax]].
* MenacingStroll: Vickers uses it while chasing his victims, as he is somehow able to [[OffscreenTeleportation teleport near them offscreen]].
* MrExposition: Officer Bradley explains Vickers' backstory to Laura and Doug, as well as to audience.
* MyCarHatesMe: Averted. Laura struggles to turn on the caretaker's car as Vickers is walking towards her, but she manages to get it working well before he reaches her.
* NeckLift: As Barbara runs from Vickers, he [[OffscreenTeleportation Offscreen Teleports]] next to her to trip her. He then picks her by the neck, and [[NeckSnap snaps it]].
-->'''Vickers:''' Shouldn't run from the police.
* NotQuiteDead: Laura puts four bullets on Vickers and he falls down. As she's about to leave, he suddenly grabs her leg and drgas her down.
* NumberOfTheBeast: Vickers has the number 666 tattooed in his right hand, and he leaves it around as a calling card, along with pentagrams.
* OffscreenTeleportation: Happens couple times in the first film.
* OmniscientMoralityLicense: Vickers goes after his victims from slightest of hint that they are up something illegal.
* PoliceBrutality: Before he went full on AxCrazy, Vickers was being investigated due to allegations of police brutality.
* PungeonMaster: Vickers makes every pun imaginable from everything remotely police-related. And he doesn't even limit himself to those either.
* ReadingYourRights: Partially employed as a one-liner when Vickers is killing Zack, and he proclaims that "You have the right to remain... silent!"
* RoomFullOfCrazy: Briefly seen in the first film's opening.
* ScareChord: Accompanies the many fake scares in the film.
* SerialKiller: According to a newscast at the end, Vickers (or is it Greg Henley?) may be an escaped serial killer named Ted Warnicky.
* SlasherSmile: Vickers always confront his victims with a big shit-eating grin on his face.
* SoundOnlyDeath: Greg steps out of his car to ask Vickers about directions. He walks off camera, and it lingers on a wall as his demise happens. His body is found soon by his girlfriend.
* StaggeredZoom: After car headlights are turned on offscreen at Julie, the view chances to police car and the camera staggeredly zooms on Vickers behind the wheel.
* SunglassesAtNight: Most of the murders take place at night, and Vickers often wear his sunglasses during them.
* ThisCannotBe: Caretaker says this when he sees Vickers and realizes that a cop is about to kill him.
-->'''Caretaker''': It can't be.
-->'''Vickers''': But it is!
* VillainOpeningScene: The film opens with Vickers killing some lost couple unrelated to the plot.

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