Seventeen year old high school senior Billy Lynch was raised by his maternal aunt, Cheryl Roberts, with who he has lived since the age of three, when his parents died in a tragic accident. As never married Aunt Cheryl has not dated over that time, it has been only her and Billy in the big, old house next to the woods. Billy hopes to get a basketball scholarship to the University of Denver, where his girlfriend of one year, Julie Linden, will be attending. Aunt Cheryl, in her possessiveness of Billy, doesn't let Julie into the house and doesn't want Billy to go away to college. What those around her don't know is that Cheryl is deranged and will do whatever it takes to keep Billy all to herself. What Billy also does not know is that there is an unknown third in his and Aunt Cheryl's relationship, that third who is either the cause of or has exacerbated her derangement. Aunt Cheryl's actions lead to Billy being implicated in a murder, Billy's plea of innocence which is not helped by the...
They didn't go looking for trouble. They were just too curious. Now ... They know too much to live.
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Did You Know?
Bill Paxton was briefly considered for the leading role of Billy Lynch after a good audition. The producers wanted the role to go to a known star though, and McNichol was cast. Paxton, an unknown actor at the time, was then cast in the supporting role of Eddie. See more
During the accident at the beginning of the film, it becomes apparent that there is no one in the drivers seat or in the passenger seat in certain shots especially when the car is falling off the cliff. See more
Detective Joe Carlson
[after he has just told Billy his story of Brody's murder
Ain't that right, ma'am?
YOU FILTHY PIG! You think you got it all figured out, don't ya? Well you're wrong!
Referenced in Horror Business
Little Boy Billy
Words and Music by Joyce Bulifant See more