IMDb > Nightmare (1964)
Nightmare
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Nightmare (1964) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 3 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
6.7/10   753 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 10% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writer:
Jimmy Sangster (written by)
Contact:
View company contact information for Nightmare on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
17 June 1964 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
THREE SHOCKING MURDERS...did she DREAM them? ...or DO them? See more »
Plot:
Janet is a young student at a private school; her nights are troubled by horrible dreams in which she sees her mother... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Class Act See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
David Knight ... Henry Baxter
Moira Redmond ... Grace Maddox

Jennie Linden ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Isla Cameron ... Mother (uncredited)
Julie Samuel ... Maid (uncredited)
Hedger Wallace ... Sir Dudley (uncredited)
Create a character page for: ?

Directed by
Freddie Francis 
 
Writing credits
Jimmy Sangster (written by)

Produced by
Jimmy Sangster .... producer
 
Original Music by
Don Banks 
 
Cinematography by
John Wilcox 
 
Production Design by
Bernard Robinson 
 
Art Direction by
Don Mingaye 
 
Makeup Department
Roy Ashton .... makeup artist
Frieda Steiger .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Don Weeks .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Douglas Hermes .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Eric Hillier .... prop buyer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jim Groom .... sound editor
Ken Rawkins .... sound recordist
Jim Perry .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Les Bowie .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ronnie Maasz .... camera operator
Geoff Glover .... focus puller (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rosemary Burrows .... wardrobe mistress
 
Editorial Department
James Needs .... supervising editor
 
Music Department
John Hollingsworth .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Pauline Harlow .... continuity (as Pauline Wise)
 
Crew believed to be complete


Production CompaniesDistributors
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
USA:83 min
Country:
Language:
Aspect Ratio:
2.55 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The BFI has the only 35mm print in the UK.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remake of Pesadilla (1963)See more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Class Act, 6 November 2004

Mysterious puzzle of who or what is behind a young girl, having just returned from a boarding school in the English countryside, becoming increasingly paranoid and psychotic. The girl witnessed her mother killing her father years ago and has nightmares of the event. She believes that she has the same mania and starts seeing her mother, other apparitions, and various things connected with the event that happened on her birthday so long ago. She is heir to the house, but her uncle manages her estate. A nurse is supplied for her and the home is run by an elderly couple of servants that have been with the family for a long time. What starts out as something you keep thinking you have seen before - swiftly and adroitly changes direction and becomes something I had never seen before. This is above all a well-crafted film made with creating suspense and maintaining suspense as its primary objectives. Director Freddie Francis, the Hammer stalwart, directs with his usual keen, meticulous detail for the lens. He paces the film very nicely, and he is aided by very good performances from all concerned. The real credit for the film's success though must go to veteran Hammer writer Jimmy Sangster. Above all this is a script-driven vehicle. Certainly one of the lesser known Hammer horror films but definitely one of the better psycho films I have seen.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (19 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Nightmare (1964)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Unusually creepy, effectively atmospheric... gaby01575
Ending doesn't make any sense d_m_s
Final scene? **SPOILERS** OpaqueOne
Incredibly good chiller! bsfraser2003
'Nightmare' Update Oakley court bsfraser2003
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Phenomena The Living and the Dead The Woods Torso Picnic at Hanging Rock
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Horror section IMDb UK section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.