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Sadistic low-budget thriller about newlyweds Dack Rambo and Rebecca Danna Smith who are pursued and terrorized by a pair of rural killer rapists... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Dack Rambo ... David Webb
Rebecca Dianna Smith ... Jill Binghamton Webb

John Beck ... Lee

Pat Hingle ... Mr. Binghamton

Roy Jenson ... Sandy

David Huddleston ... Pete Carroll aka Barnett
Jay Robinson ... Ruskin

Dennis Patrick ... John Kenmore
Jim Boles ... Uncle Everett

Dennis Burkley ... Bubba

Patrick Cranshaw ... Old Bail Boy
Angela Clarke ... Lady in the Park
Jack Perkins ... Carl

Bob Steele ... Charlie
Richard O'Brien ... Sheriff

Walter Koenig ... Deputy Sheriff

Directed by
Elliot Silverstein 
 
Writing credits
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Lawrence Block  book
S. Lee Pogostin 

Produced by
Hugh Benson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein 
 
Cinematography by
Harry Stradling Jr. 
 
Film Editing by
Fredric Steinkamp 
 
Casting by
Lee Schaff Guardino 
 
Art Direction by
Philip Barber  (as Phil Barber)
 
Set Decoration by
James L. Berkey 
 
Makeup Department
Richard Cobos .... makeup artist
Judith A. Cory .... hair stylist (as Judy Alexander)
 
Production Management
Jim Henderling .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Baxley .... second unit director
Ronald Martinez .... second assistant director
Jack Roe .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Carl Beondé .... property master (as Carl Beonde)
 
Sound Department
Jerry Jost .... sound
Harry W. Tetrick .... sound
 
Stunts
Craig R. Baxley .... stunt double
Patty Elder .... stunts
Terry Leonard .... stunts
Jerry Summers .... stunts
Morton C. Thompson .... stunts
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dennis Fill .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
William Saracino .... music editor
 
Other crew
Paul Baxley .... action sequence coordinator
Charlsie Bryant .... script supervisor
Joyce Selznick .... talent consultant
 

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95 min | USA:96 min (Republic Pictures Distribution copy)
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Color (Metrocolor)
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Final film of Bob Steele.See more »
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This actually played in theaters?, 7 June 2009
Author: Wizard-8 from Victoria, BC

I have a strong suspicion that "Nightmare Honeymoon" was originally filmed as a made-for-television movie, but someone (for some reason) thought it would be a good idea to release it to theaters first. The tone of the movie is very tame. There's no nudity, the only bad language is the one utterance of the word "damn", a key violent scene happens completely offscreen, and the (limited amount of) violence in the second half of the movie is not that intense.

Still, I have seen good made-for-TV movies from the 70s, and I possibly could have still enjoyed this despite all the censorship restrictions. But I didn't think that it worked overall. Even at around 93 minutes long, the movie feels significantly padded. If they had trimmed the movie to run 75 or so minutes (like many 70s made-for-TV movies), this would have improved the movie significantly. The other big problem is that after the climax, the concluding moment is very unsatisfying. You don't know where the characters are headed after going through what they did.

I'm not saying that this is a "bad" movie - it has some moments of interest. But the execution was somewhat misguided. Perhaps a remake could fix those problems I wrote about.

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