YMMV / Teen-Age Strangler

  • Ambiguously Gay: Mikey, bordering on Transparent Closet. Though considering this was 1964, this was likely unintentional.
  • Angst? What Angst?: No one in the film other than the cops seem all to concerned about a psychopath going around murdering people. Barely a day after a violent murder, the friends of the victim all go out to a party. Mr. Royce seems more mad that his daughter was dating a member of a gang than that she was witness to a murder. All of the parents and teenagers seem more focused on trivial things like their social lives and stolen bikes over murders and gangs.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Mikey.
  • They Just Didn't Care:
    • The framing of shots are just terrible. There's usually a foot or two of headspace, as if the camera were manned by a 4'6" person. (It is possible that the headspace was for theatrical widescreen, but it doesn't explain the lack of space on the lower part of the frame.)
    • The lighting crew on this film had apparently never heard of the word "consistency"....
    • At one point, a shadow from the boom mike crosses over Mikey. Now that's just embarassing.
  • Memetic Mutation: "He didn't steal no bike neither!"
  • Wangst: A healthy dollop from whiny Mikey.
    • Betty is equally sobby.