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Day of the Nightmare (1965)

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A dead woman returns from the grave to wreak vengeance upon her enemies.

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Detective Sgt. Dave Harmon
Beverly Bain ...
Barbara Crane
Cliff Fields ...
Jonathan Crane
John Hart ...
Dr. Philip Crane
Elena Verdugo ...
Miss Devi
Jimmy Cross ...
Detective Smith (as James Cross)
Michael Kray ...
Lieutenant Cody
Maralou Gray ...
Alice
Bonnie Beckos ...
Schoolteacher
Bette Treadville ...
Maid
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A dead woman returns from the grave to wreak vengeance upon her enemies.

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THE HORROR of Half Man, Half Woman, ALL KILLER! See more »

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At the end of the film, the legend "It's finished!" appears on the screen, instead of the traditional THE END. See more »

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This Is the House That Jack Built
Lyrics by Wally Gold
Music by Ted Simon
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Despite a few shortcomings, a dandy psycho flick.
4 August 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Day of the Nightmare" is a dandy psycho picture. Now I am not saying it's a great film, but in light of the very low budget, it's awfully entertaining.

The film begins with two strange events. The first is when a couple are heard arguing violently in their apartment and the police are called. The couple is gone, but their dog has been viciously kicked to death--and the police assume the woman was murdered since some neighbor saw a man hauling away a large trunk nearby. The second involves a woman stalking another lady--you think there's going to be a murder, but a friend shows up and frightens away the attacker. The problem is, that the intended victim doesn't know she was almost killed. How does all this fit together? See the film for yourself to find out.

For 1965, this is a rather scandalous film and must have caught audiences by surprise. I guessed the surprise twist--but that is because now in 2013, practically anything goes on TV and in films! My only serious complaint is that this twist was revealed a bit too early and impaired the suspense just a bit. Still, worth seeing and really strange for the time in which it was made.


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