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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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  (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
(in alphabetical order)
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
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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Director Nicolas Roeg dropped out after the first five days of shooting and was replaced by Elliott Silverstein.See more »
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Drama Not Horror, 29 May 2009
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Nightmare Honeymoon (1973)

** (out of 4)

Low budget drama about newlyweds David (Dack Rambo) and Jill (Rebecca Dianna Smith) who witness a mob hit and then the real terror begins. David is knocked out by Jill is raped by one of the men. Ashamed, she refuses to go to the cops so David decides to track the men down himself and kill them. OK, this is being sold as a horror film so it's fair warning to let you know that it isn't. The murders, rape and everything else happen off screen so if you're buying into the rape/revenge thing then you're going to be disappointed. The film is pretty much a straight drama that plays it way too safe to really work. There's nothing really bad here but at the same time there's nothing really good either. One thing that didn't work was the direction, which was just too laid back and it was to the point where it really slowed the movie down. There are countless scenes that just go on and on and in the end these too slow the film down. I'm not sure what it is but we also have the same conversations throughout the movie as the characters can't make their minds up on what they want to do. You could say this is realistic but it doesn't work on film here. The same conversations get very boring after a while. Both Rambo and Smith are decent enough in the film with character actors John Beck, Pat Hingle and Jay Robinson offering up support. One really annoying thing about this movie is its soundtrack, which is just overbearing at times because of how high they turn in up to try a show when danger is about to happen. After a while it gets tiresome. Apparently Nicolas Roeg (DON'T LOOK NOW) started directing this but dropped out after the first week and I'm curious to know if he shot the scenes at the hamburger joint because there are a couple stylish camera moves here that look like his and don't match anything else in the movie.

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