MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 14,402 this week

Nightmare (1964)

6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 769 users  
Reviews: 20 user | 22 critic

Janet is a young student at a private school; her nights are troubled by horrible dreams in which she sees her mother, who is in fact locked in an insane asylum, haunting her. Expelled ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Favorites of FantasticFest 2014

FantasticFest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action movies from all around the world. Here's a list of some of our favorite movies at FantasticFest.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 144 titles
created 31 Jan 2011
 
a list of 3606 titles
created 16 May 2011
 
a list of 46 titles
created 16 Jul 2011
 
a list of 430 titles
created 17 Aug 2012
 
a list of 89 titles
created 10 Aug 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Nightmare" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Nightmare (1964)

Nightmare (1964) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Nightmare.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Horror | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The corrupt Lord Ambrose D'Arcy (Michael Gough) steals the life's work of the poor composer Professor L. Petrie. (Herbert Lom). In an attempt to stop the printing of music with D'Arcy's ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Herbert Lom, Heather Sears, Edward de Souza
Adventure | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In this engaging costume melodrama of skulduggery on the low seas set back in the 18th-century, the Royal Crown suspects a bit of smuggling is going on in this locale, and they send Captain... See full summary »

Director: Peter Graham Scott
Stars: Peter Cushing, Yvonne Romain, Patrick Allen
The Gorgon (1964)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In the early 20th century, a Gorgon takes human form and terrorizes a small European village by turning its citizens to stone.

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Richard Pasco
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A centenarian artist and scientist in 1890 Paris maintains his youth ad health by periodically replacing a gland with that of a living person.

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Anton Diffring, Hazel Court, Christopher Lee
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

When European Egyptologists Dubois, Giles and Bray discover the tomb of the Egyptian prince Ra, American entrepreneur and investor Alexander King insists on shipping the treasures and ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Carreras
Stars: Terence Morgan, Ronald Howard, Fred Clark
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A young woman is terrorized by her fiance's demented mother who blames her for her son's death.

Director: Silvio Narizzano
Stars: Tallulah Bankhead, Stefanie Powers, Peter Vaughan
The Reptile (1966)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Harry Spalding and his wife Valerie inherit a cottage in a small country village after his brother mysteriously dies. The locals are unfriendly and his neighbor Dr. Franklyn (a doctor of ... See full summary »

Director: John Gilling
Stars: Noel Willman, Jennifer Daniel, Ray Barrett
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Young workers are dying because of a mysterious epidemic in a little village in Cornwall. Doctor Thompson is helpless and asks professor James Forbes for help. The professor and his ... See full summary »

Director: John Gilling
Stars: André Morell, Diane Clare, Brook Williams
Paranoiac (1963)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Simon Ashby is a wealthy psychotic who is is coddled by his aunt in their palatial mansion outside of London. One day, Ashby's long lost brother mysteriously arrives at the house. But is ... See full summary »

Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Janette Scott, Oliver Reed, Sheila Burrell
Action | Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In the 1830s a captain in the East India Company lobbies to investigate the criminal Thugee Cult of Kali, an organized crime group of stranglers and thieves.

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Guy Rolfe, Allan Cuthbertson, Andrew Cruickshank
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An American tourist, a youth gang leader, and his troubled sister find themselves trapped in a top secret government facility experimenting on children.

Director: Joseph Losey
Stars: Macdonald Carey, Shirley Anne Field, Viveca Lindfors
Adventure | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In 1910, Hong Kong members of a secret Tong crime syndicate protect their identities by murdering the daughter of a British sea captain who vows revenge.

Director: Anthony Bushell
Stars: Christopher Lee, Yvonne Monlaur, Geoffrey Toone
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
David Knight ...
Henry Baxter
Moira Redmond ...
Grace Maddox
...
Janet
Brenda Bruce ...
Mary Lewis
George A. Cooper ...
John
Clytie Jessop ...
Woman in White
Irene Richmond ...
Mrs. Gibbs
John Welsh ...
Doctor
Timothy Bateson ...
Barman
Elizabeth Dear ...
Janet as a Child
Edit

Storyline

Janet is a young student at a private school; her nights are troubled by horrible dreams in which she sees her mother, who is in fact locked in an insane asylum, haunting her. Expelled because of her persistent nightmares, Janet is sent home where the nightmares continue. Written by Wheeler Winston Dixon

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

She dreamed a dream of murder...that didn't end when she woke up! See more »


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 June 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cilada Diabólica  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The BFI has the only 35mm print in the UK. See more »

Connections

Remake of Pesadilla (1963) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A pretty good chiller from Hammer
13 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Young Janet (Jennie Linden) saw her insane mother stab her father to death when she was a little girl. Years later she's still traumatized by it and is afraid she'll become insane like her mother. Her guardian Henry (David Knight) and nurse Grace (Moira Redmond) try to help her but she starts going mad...

This turns out to be nothing more than a reworking of the French film "Diabolique"--but it's pretty good. I have to admit I was actually surprised by one or two events that I should have seen coming. The film is shot in moody black & white (and Hammerscope) which helps immensely. Also there are good performances--especially by Knight and Redmond. This was a strange movie for Hammer--it wasn't shot in color and had no monsters. Still it works. Recommended. I give it a 7.


8 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Unusually creepy, effectively atmospheric... gaby01575
Incredibly good chiller! bsfraser2003
'Nightmare' Update Oakley court bsfraser2003
Ending doesn't make any sense d_m_s
Discuss Nightmare (1964) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?