Police detective, Mitchell, investigating the death of a victim of a Nazi concentration camp discovers a nightclubbing playboy who has strange powers over women and is seemingly ageless.

Directors:

(as Philip Marshak), | 1 more credit »

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

God and Satan are on a train discussing the fate of three individuals. The stories of the people in question are told in a trio of very strange vignettes. One involves an insane anylum with... See full summary »

Directors: John Carr, Phillip Marshak, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Barbara Wyler, Jamie Scoggin, Stacey Lyons
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Utterly devastated by causing his bride's drowning death while drunk-driving, Harry leaps off a railroad trestle into dark waters below. He is fished out and sent to a private sanitarium ... See full summary »

Director: John Carr
Stars: John Phillip Law, Francine York, Sharon Ratcliff
Death Screams (1982)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Teenagers are stalked and murdered by a maniac at a town fair.

Director: David Nelson
Stars: Susan Kiger, Martin Tucker, William T. Hicks
Deadline (1984)
Action | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A horror film about a screenwriter who loses the ability to distinguish between his fantasy world and the real world, with disastrous consequences. As he ruminates on his place in any world... See full summary »

Director: Mario Azzopardi
Stars: Stephen Young, Sharon Masters, Marvin Goldhar
Beyond Evil (1980)
Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

An architect and his wife moves into a house with a bloody past and a 100 year old ghost, who possesses the wife.

Director: Herb Freed
Stars: John Saxon, Lynda Day George, Michael Dante
The Demon (1981)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Random people are terrorized by a malevolent man who brings their worst fears to life.

Director: Percival Rubens
Stars: Jennifer Holmes, Cameron Mitchell, Craig Gardner
Dominique (1979)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A millionaire who has recently lost his wife starts believing that he is being haunted by her spirit.

Director: Michael Anderson
Stars: Cliff Robertson, Jean Simmons, Jenny Agutter
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

As a young child Luther The Geek or "The Freak" witnesses a band of men goading a geek (a man who bites off chicken's heads and drinks the blood) into performing. In the ensuing hullabaloo,... See full summary »

Director: Carlton J. Albright
Stars: Edward Terry, Joan Roth, Stacy Haiduk
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

Campers on a holiday are terrorized by an axe-wielding maniac.

Director: Robert C. Hughes
Stars: John Kerry, Mark Mears, John Caso
Brigham (1977)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

The life of Brigham Young, the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the better part of the 1800s, founder of Salt Lake City and the first governor of the Utah Territory.

Director: Tom McGowan
Stars: Maurice Grandmaison, Richard Moll, John Mason
Alien Zone (1978)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A man who is having an affair with a married woman is dropped off on the wrong street when going back to his hotel. He takes refuge out of the rain when an old man invites him in. He turns ... See full summary »

Director: Sharron Miller
Stars: John Ericson, Ivor Francis, Judith Novgrod
Adventure | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Pre-medical student Glen Marshall (Rick Barnes) falls head-over-heels for Gretta (Meridith Haze), a blue-movie actress who plays piano at a tawdry night club. Gretta leads Glen into a ... See full summary »

Director: John Carr
Stars: Merideth Haze, Rick Barnes, J. Martin Sellers
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Lt. Sterne
...
Abraham Weiss / Dieter
Faith Clift ...
Claire Hansen
...
James Hanson (as Charles Moll)
Maurice Grandmaison ...
Papini
Robert Bristol ...
Olivier
Klint Stevenson ...
Jim
Elizabeth Martin
...
Ann (as Christie Wagner)
Robyn Russell ...
Mrs. Ziegler
Georgia Geerling ...
Waitress
T.J. Savage ...
Morgue attendant
Phil Yordan Jr. ...
Waiter
Norma Clift ...
Old bookstore woman
Lou Edwards
Edit

Storyline

Police detective, Mitchell, investigating the death of a victim of a Nazi concentration camp discovers a nightclubbing playboy who has strange powers over women and is seemingly ageless. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1983 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

The Nightmare Never Ends  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

The Nazis are shown smoking in the party scene prior to the orchestra massacre. In fact Nazis were sticklers for good health and smoking was seriously discouraged. See more »

Crazy Credits

This motion picture is protected under laws of the United States and other countries and its unauthorized duplication, distribution, or exhibition may result in civil liability and criminal prosecution. NO FOOLIN'. See more »

Connections

Edited into Night Train to Terror (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Your Lover
Written by Billy Kirkland
Produced by Billy Kirkland
Performed by Billy Kirkland
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Weird but rather fun horror/thriller flick..
27 December 2005 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Cataclysm ranks among those weird el cheapo horror movies that boomed during the 70s and 80s when independent film-making had became common due to lower prices in movie equipments. Often with interesting stories these small movie productions tried to create cinematic moments which their small budget's barely could handle without leaving a bad taste afterwards. But, if you can look beyond the cheap impressions of these movies and understand their intentions and what they tried to achieve with a very small budget, you can appreciate the result anyway. As I use to say, as long as there is an honest intention, thought and an interesting story, movies like this one can be appreciated. It's easy to laugh about though, but one must know that these filmmakers often experimented with ideas that would probably not have seen the light if it was produced by Hollywood.

Anyhow, back to this movie. The story is quite simple actually. An old man hunts a young man who seems to have been in all kind of wars many years back in time, but this guy hasn't aged a bit since. We learn that this man is Satan or at least is a very powerful evil spirit. The old man lost his whole family in the WW2 where this evil fellow was a nazi commander. A policeman gets involved in the drama and continues the hunt after the old man dies mysteriously trying to attack the evil dude. The movie ends with the evil fellow escaping the hospital where he's been brought by a Christian woman who tries to kill him. It's pretty logical because only God can kill Satan and the evil will continue as long as God accepts this. What's more illogical is that these people tries to kill this evil man, albeit he's impossible to kill, failing one by one.

The movie itself offers a lot of wooden acting and only a few scares which actually isn't that scary. You rarely see any gruesome scenes and much of the horror is more like indications of horror. For example you see the evil man's goat leg which will have you to believe that he really is a demon or Satan himself. Things like that occurs all through the movie and it's probably because the budget was so low. So, would I recommend this rarely seen movie to anyone? Heck yeah! If you like strange horror movies, obscure occult stuff that isn't too over the top but makes you think a bit, then yeah look this one up. This review refers to the VHS release. I've seen this movie released on DVD under the name 'The Nightmare Never Ends'.

Add this one to you horror collection, in the obscure section that is!


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Extremely low quality but strangely fascinating folkloro
Does Anyone Know Anything About the Making of This Film? CannibalCraig
Good For a Laugh or Two soquel_josh
Theatrical Release? alex_nolley
Loved this Movie.... Snyder2277
Discuss Cataclysm (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?