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Day of the Nightmare -- A detailing of the murderous impulses of a commercial artist who is suspected of killing a woman.


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John Ireland ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bambi Allen ... Brunette at Party (uncredited)
Sheri Jackson ... Brunette Lesbian (uncredited)
Elizabeth Knowles ... Jonathan's Mother (uncredited)
Dee Lockwood ... Berta (uncredited)
Lynne Lori ... Dee - Model (uncredited)
Meri McDonald ... Lesbian (uncredited)

Liz Renay ... Laura Sisterman (uncredited)
Forman Shane ... Tony (uncredited)
Steve Vincent ... Perry (uncredited)

Directed by
John A. Bushelman  (as John Bushelman)
Writing credits
Leonard Goldstein (story and screenplay)

Produced by
Leon Bleiberg .... producer
Michael Kraike .... executive producer
Original Music by
André Brummer  (as Henri Price)
Cinematography by
Ted V. Mikels (director of photography) (as Ted Mikels)
Art Direction by
Mike McCloskey 
Makeup Department
Marsha D'Arcy .... hair stylist
Rod Wilson .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph Boyle .... assistant director
Sound Department
Don Herald .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Maxwell .... assistant camera
Other crew
Jack Cantor .... assistant to producer
Gabe Delutri .... production coordinator
Paul Gibran .... dialogue director
Crew believed to be complete

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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Low budget psychodrama, 2 April 2001
Author: thomandybish from Weaverville, NC

Contrary to what the plot summary says, this is NOT about a woman returning from the dead! The story concerns Jonathan Crane, an artist with a decidedly sick way of getting his models in the mood to pose. The movie opens with Jonathan having a topless lovely lay across a couch, then binding her ankles and wrists and beating her back with a belt while wailing, "Unclean!Unclean!" Ooohkaaay. To top THAT off, Jonathan's wife is being stalked by a mysterious woman who slips into the house and chases the wife out and through some woods. The wife is baffled as to who the woman is, but she's someone closer to Mrs. Crane than she realizes . . .

A weird psychosexual drama with all kinds of dysfunctional kinkiness. In between the story concerning Jonathan's kinkiness and the mystery woman are some sleazy scenes including an orgy and a flashback revealing an adolescent sex encounter between Jonathan and an older woman that indicates where he got his taste for whipping from. Grotesquely fascinating.

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