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* BiTheWay: Phil had a wife and later dates Coach Landis.


* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: Billy lives with his aunt because his parents died in a car crash. The plot would never have happened without this event.

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* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: Billy lives with his aunt because his parents died in a car crash. The plot would never have happened without this event. [[spoiler: Except that it's a lie, because Cheryl is his mother, and she keeps his father's corpse in a StalkerShrine.]]

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'''''Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker''''' is a 1982 American SlasherMovie.

Billy Lynch is a young man raised by his aunt. He's about to turn eighteen, and is preparing to go away for school. However, his aunt has developed a possessive obsession with the boy that soon explodes into violence. With bodies piling up, Billy is being blamed for the madness, particularly by a homophobic detective who's undergoing SanitySlippage himself.
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* BiTheWay: Phil had a wife and later dates Coach Landis.
* BigBad: Cheryl Roberts drives the plot by doing ''anything'' to keep Billy by her side.
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: Billy lives with his aunt because his parents died in a car crash. The plot would never have happened without this event.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: The only person KnightTemplar RabidCop Det. Carlson is kind to is his German Shepherd Mackey.
* FalseRapeAccusation: Cheryl covers up her first murder by claiming the victim tried to rape her.
* FanDisservice: Cheryl is very attractive, and bears her breasts in one scene, but it's when she's stabbing a guy to death.
* GoryDeadlyOverkillTitleOfFatalDeath
* HeteronormativeCrusader: Det. Carlson is extremely homophobic, to the point of assuming a murder case is a gay lover's spat and forcing a high school football coach to quit under threat of arrest.
* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday: Birthday.
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:Played with. We knew Cheryl and Billy were related the whole time, but it's only revealed that she's his biological mother as opposed to his aunt in the climax.]]
* MistakenForGay: After it comes out that Billy's coach, whom he was good friends with, was gay, multiple characters assume Billy is his lover.
* MrFanservice: Billy appears shirtless and naked several times throughout the film.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Both of the film's antagonists are homophobes, with secondary antagonist Det. Carlson being an active HeteronormativeCrusader and BigBad Aunt Cheryl mentioning that she views gay people as being very sick.
* RabidCop: Detective Carlson, the officer sent to investigate Cheryl's murders, brazenly ignores the Fifth Amendment right to remain silent and is [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain extremely homophobic]]. [[spoiler:At the end of the film, he's driven to murder.]]
* TamperingWithFoodAndDrink: Cheryl poisons Billy's milk the day before basketball tryouts so he loses the scholarship and can be with her forever.
* VillainousIncest: [[spoiler:Cheryl declares that she's her son Billy's girlfriend after seemingly killing his real girlfriend.]]
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