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* CallingCard: The strangler marks his victims' foreheads with lipstick.


* FelonyMisdemeanor: Inverted to an almost ''disturbing'' degree. Absolutely '''''nobody''''' in this movie treats the string of ''violent murders'' with the severity that anyone should. Jimmy's parents actually assume that it was him because they think that he once ''stole a bike.'' (Which itself is treated with a much more played-straight example of this trope)

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* FelonyMisdemeanor: Inverted to an almost ''disturbing'' degree. Absolutely '''''nobody''''' in this movie treats the string of ''violent murders'' with the severity that anyone should. Jimmy's parents actually assume that it was him because they think that he once ''stole a bike.'' (Which itself is treated with a much more played-straight example of this trope)trope.)



* HonorBeforeReason: Sure, Jimmy could give the cops his alibi, clearing his name of multiple murders and helping the authorities catch the serial killer targeting his peers - but that could get his girlfriend in trouble with her parents for sneaking out, and he just can't do that.

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* HonorBeforeReason: Sure, Jimmy could give the cops his alibi, clearing his name of multiple murders and helping the authorities catch the serial killer targeting his peers - -- but that could get his girlfriend in trouble with her parents for sneaking out, and he just can't do that.



* LargeHam: Mikey, especially his "He didn't steal no bike either!" moment. He's not even the only one in the cast overdoing it.
** HamToHamCombat: He was only following the example of the gal who played Betty, as she was the only one in this film who had any kind of previous acting experience.

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* LargeHam: Mikey, especially his "He didn't steal no bike either!" bike, neither! ''I'' did!" moment. He's not even the only one in the cast overdoing it.
** HamToHamCombat: He was only following the example of the gal who played Betty, as she was the only one in this film who had any kind of previous acting experience.experience (and ''she'd'' never been in a movie either).


'''Teen-age Strangler''' is a 1964 horror picture set and filmed in the city of Huntington, West Virginia. There's a mysterious killer targeting young(ish) women by strangling them, leaving their bodies in the open and marking their foreheads with lipstick.

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'''Teen-age Strangler''' ''Teen-Age Strangler'' is a 1964 horror picture set and filmed in the city of Huntington, West Virginia. There's a mysterious killer targeting young(ish) women by strangling them, leaving their bodies in the open and marking their foreheads with lipstick.


** HeelFaceTurn: Curly starts out as a JerkJock gang leader, but after [[spoiler:being accused of multiple murders]] and [[spoiler:narrowly surviving a nasty auto accident]], he becomes a much kinder and gentler guy.



%%* JerkJock: Curly
** HeelFaceTurn: After [[spoiler:being accused of multiple murders]] and [[spoiler:narrowly surviving a nasty auto accident]], Curly becomes a much kinder and gentler guy.


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* InspectorJavert: Anderson
* JerkJock: Curly

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* NonActorVehicle: Most of the cast weren't actors. [[BadBadActing It shows.]] [[invoked]]

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* FelonyMisdemeanor: Inverted to an almost ''disturbing'' degree. Absolutely '''''nobody''''' in this movie treats the string of ''violent murders'' with the severity that anyone should. Jimmy's parents actually assume that it was him because they think that he once ''stole a bike.'' (Which itself is treated with a much more played-straight example of this trope)

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* HonorBeforeReason: Sure, Jimmy could give the cops his alibi, clearing his name of multiple murders and helping the authorities catch the serial killer targeting his peers - but that could get his girlfriend in trouble with her parents for sneaking out, and he just can't do that.

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* NonIndicativeName: There is no teenaged strangler, nor does the strangler kill teenagers exclusively. Likely intentional, not just to cash in on the "Teenage X" genre, but as a RedHerring (Would you look at anyone other than [[spoiler:the janitor]] if you weren't looking specifically for a teenager?)

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* NonIndicativeName: NeverTrustATitle: There is no teenaged strangler, nor does the strangler kill teenagers exclusively. Likely intentional, not just to cash in on the "Teenage X" genre, but as a RedHerring (Would you look at anyone other than [[spoiler:the janitor]] if you weren't looking specifically for a teenager?)

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* RecklessGunUsage: The detective just ''fires'' through a school window in the general direction of Betty and [[spoiler: the janitor]].

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* StickyFingers: Mikey is a kleptomaniac. It becomes a PlotPoint.

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* DarkReprise: The murderer's theme is a DarkerAndEdgier variation of "Yipe Stripes".


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* NonIndicativeName: There is no teenaged strangler, nor does the strangler kill teenagers. Likely intentional, not just to cash in on the "Teenage X" genre, but as a RedHerring (Would you look at anyone other than [[spoiler:the janitor]] if you weren't looking specifically for a teenager?)

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* NonIndicativeName: There is no teenaged strangler, nor does the strangler kill teenagers.teenagers exclusively. Likely intentional, not just to cash in on the "Teenage X" genre, but as a RedHerring (Would you look at anyone other than [[spoiler:the janitor]] if you weren't looking specifically for a teenager?)

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