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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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94 min
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Ed Wood's Bitter Half, 19 January 2013
Author: worldofgabby from United States

The film I saw was neither the one described in IMDb's synopsis nor that described in the other reviews. I watched it on Netflix and assume the more lurid scenes were cut. This is a shame. Although I don't particularly enjoy watching depictions of sadism, etc, I see no reason for a movie not to be shown in its entirety, especially on a site which is generally not so squeamish. That being said, I enjoyed the movie despite its bad acting and lack of continuity (the cars driven by the characters, especially the hero/heroine's station wagon, varied in age and marque.) The subject was interesting and the central character well played. There was an inventive use of cheap sets, and the actors seemed to have been chosen from the director's friends and acquaintances, much like in an Ed Wood production. If you enjoy watching Ed Wood's movies, you won't want to miss Day of the Nightmare. It is one step up and quite a bit darker.

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