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* NoBisexuals: Itís possible that Phil Brody was bisexual, since he was married to a woman before his romance with Landers. Of course, this doesnít matter to Det. Carlson (and the police department) since heís wildly homophobic.


* AllGaysArePedophiles: Det. Carlson invokes this after Coach Landers comes to his office to tell him about Phil Brodyís past, implying to Landers that he thinks the latter molested a boy, underscoring Carlsonís homophobia towards Landers.

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* AllGaysArePedophiles: Det. Carlson invokes this after Coach Landers comes to his office to tell him about Phil Brodyís past, implying to Landers that he thinks the latter molested a boy, underscoring Carlsonís homophobia towards Landers.


* DistantPrologue: The first scene takes place in 1967, detailing the death of Billyís parents and how Billy came into the custody of Cheryl. The rest of the film takes place in 1981.
* EitherOrTitle: The film was re-released as ''Final Warning''.



* EveryCarIsAPinto: The car belonging to Billyís parents explodes after driving off a ravine into a river.



* MurderTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler: Cheryl attempts this on Julie, but the latter survives.]]



* ParentsWalkInAtTheWorstTime: Cheryl walks in on Billy and Julie doing the deed. [[spoiler: This causes Cheryl to resent Julie even more, and later results in her attempted murder of the young girl.]]



* VillainousIncest: [[spoiler:Cheryl declares that she's her son Billy's girlfriend after seemingly killing his real girlfriend.]]

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* VehicularSabotage: [[spoiler: Cheryl tampered with the breaks of her sister and brother-in-lawís car, resulting in their deaths.]]
* VillainousIncest: [[spoiler:Cheryl [[spoiler: Cheryl declares that she's her son Billy's girlfriend after seemingly killing his real girlfriend.]]


* NosyNeighbor: Margie. [[spoiler: She gets killed after overhearing that Cheryl was actually Billyís mother and her admission to the murder of her ex-lover and (implicitly) her sister and brother-in-law.]]

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* NosyNeighbor: Margie. [[spoiler: She gets killed after overhearing that Cheryl was actually admitting to being Billyís mother and her admission to being involved in the murder murders of her ex-lover and (implicitly) her sister and brother-in-law.]]


* PoliceAreUseless: Det. Carlson plays this damn straight for reasons listed in other trope examples on this page. On the flip side, thereís Sgt. Cook who seems to be the only officer on the case of Phil Brodyís murder to try to actively piece together what happens instead of basing his conclusions on solely homophobic premises, discovering interesting tidbits about Cherylís life in the process that might imply her guilt in the murder. [[spoiler: Both die at the end.]]

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* PoliceAreUseless: Det. Carlson plays this damn straight for reasons listed in other trope examples on this page. On the flip side, thereís Sgt. Cook who seems to be the only officer on the case of Phil Brodyís murder to try to actively piece together what happens happened instead of basing his conclusions on solely homophobic premises, discovering interesting tidbits about Cherylís life in the process that might imply her guilt in the murder. [[spoiler: Both die at the end.]]


* AllGaysArePedophiles: Det. Carlson invokes this after Coach Landers comes to his office to tell him about Phil Brodyís past, implying to Landers that the latter molested a boy, underscoring Carlsonís homophobia towards Landers.

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* AllGaysArePedophiles: Det. Carlson invokes this after Coach Landers comes to his office to tell him about Phil Brodyís past, implying to Landers that he thinks the latter molested a boy, underscoring Carlsonís homophobia towards Landers.

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* AllGaysArePedophiles: Det. Carlson invokes this after Coach Landers comes to his office to tell him about Phil Brodyís past, implying to Landers that the latter molested a boy, underscoring Carlsonís homophobia towards Landers.


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* BuryYourGays: Phil Brodyís death starts off the plot, though he isnít revealed to be gay until after his death. [[spoiler: Subverted with Coach Landers, who survives the film.]]

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Coach Landers. Heís shown to be a great coach that Billy looks up to, and the one person that [[spoiler: Billy calls after he murders Cheryl in self-defense]]. Unfortunately, heís unfairly targeted by Det. Carlson because of his homosexuality and relationship with Phil Brody, resulting in his resignation from the high school.


* WhereAreTheyNowEnding: [[spoiler: It is mentioned that Billy was put on trial for his killing of Det. Carlson, though was acquitted on grounds of temporary insanity. He then goes to the University of Denver with his girlfriend Julie.]]

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* WhereAreTheyNowEnding: WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: [[spoiler: It is mentioned that Billy was put on trial for his killing of Det. Carlson, though was acquitted on grounds of temporary insanity. He then goes to the University of Denver with his girlfriend Julie.]]


** Det. Carlson, who is homophobic and racist and targets Billy and Coach Landers as potential suspects in the murder of Phil Brody and, much later, [[spoiler: Cheryl Roberts]] because of his homophobia. [[PoliceAreUseless Not to mention he dismisses other (much more valid) theories proposed by Sgt. Cook, simply because they donít fit into his version of events.]] [[spoiler: Is it that big of a surprise that when Carlson tries to kill him and Coach Landers, that Billy kills the man in self-defense?]]

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** Det. Carlson, who is homophobic and racist and targets Billy and Coach Landers as potential suspects in the murder of Phil Brody and, much later, [[spoiler: Cheryl Roberts]] because of his homophobia.homophobia and not on any hard evidence. [[PoliceAreUseless Not to mention he dismisses other (much more valid) theories proposed by Sgt. Cook, simply because they donít fit into his version of events.]] [[spoiler: Is it that big of a surprise that when Carlson tries to kill him and Coach Landers, that Billy kills the man in self-defense?]]



* PoliceAreUseless: Det. Carlson plays this damn straight for reasons listed in other trope examples on this page. On the flip side, thereís Sgt. Cook who seems to be the only officer on the case of Phil Brodyís murder to try to actively piece together what happens instead of basing his conclusions on solely homophobic premises, discovering interesting tidbits about Cherylís life in the process that might imply her guilt in the murder.

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* PoliceAreUseless: Det. Carlson plays this damn straight for reasons listed in other trope examples on this page. On the flip side, thereís Sgt. Cook who seems to be the only officer on the case of Phil Brodyís murder to try to actively piece together what happens instead of basing his conclusions on solely homophobic premises, discovering interesting tidbits about Cherylís life in the process that might imply her guilt in the murder. [[spoiler: Both die at the end.]]


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* WhereAreTheyNowEnding: [[spoiler: It is mentioned that Billy was put on trial for his killing of Det. Carlson, though was acquitted on grounds of temporary insanity. He then goes to the University of Denver with his girlfriend Julie.]]


* HateSink:
** Det. Carlson, who is homophobic and racist and targets Billy and Coach Landers as potential suspects in the murder of Phil Brody and, much later, [[spoiler: Cheryl Roberts]] because of his homophobia. [[PoliceAreUseless Not to mention he dismisses other (much more valid) theories proposed by Sgt. Cook, simply because they donít fit into his version of events.]] [[spoiler: Is it that big of a surprise that when Carlson tries to kill him and Coach Landers, that Billy kills the man in self-defense?]]
** Cheryl Roberts is a self-centered, callous, and prejudiced woman obsessed with her nephew Billy and [[spoiler: murders about half a dozen people (including her own sister and brother-in-law) by the time to keep Billy with her.]]



* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: Cheryl.]]
* KnightTemplar: Det. Carlson.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Cheryl, in her twisted way.



* NosyNeighbor: Margie. [[spoiler: She gets killed after overhearing that Cheryl was actually Billyís mother and her admission to the murder of her ex-lover and (implicitly) her sister and brother-in-law.]]
* PoliceAreUseless: Det. Carlson plays this damn straight for reasons listed in other trope examples on this page. On the flip side, thereís Sgt. Cook who seems to be the only officer on the case of Phil Brodyís murder to try to actively piece together what happens instead of basing his conclusions on solely homophobic premises, discovering interesting tidbits about Cherylís life in the process that might imply her guilt in the murder.



* 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.]]

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* 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.]]]] Also counts as PoliceAreUseless.


* 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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