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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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Despite a few shortcomings, a dandy psycho flick., 4 August 2013
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

"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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