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Director:
Writers:
Colin Eggleston (screenplay)
John D. Lamond (original idea) ...
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Release Date:
30 October 1980 (Australia) See more »
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Tagline:
Many motion pictures promise you terror but this one is truly frightening! See more »
Plot:
A little girl named Cathy tries to keep her mother from making out with a man while driving one day... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Best of Severin Films: ‘Nightmares’ as unstable as a one-legged pirate walking a tightrope
 (From SoundOnSight. 29 September 2011, 3:23 PM, PDT)

DVD: DVD: Nightmares
 (From The AV Club. 12 July 2011, 10:00 PM, PDT)

Nightmares
 (From JustPressPlay. 25 June 2011, 12:05 PM, PDT)

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Cast

  (in credits order)
Jenny Neumann ... Helen Selleck

Gary Sweet ... Terry Besanko

Nina Landis ... Judy
Max Phipps ... George D'alberg
John Michael Howson ... Bennett Collingswood (as John-Michael Howson)
Edmund Pegge ... Bruce
Sue Jones ... Fay
Adele Lewin ... Sue
Briony Behets ... Angela
Maureen Edwards ... Mother
Bryon Williams ... Father
Peter Tulloch ... Brian
Malcolm Steed ... Doctor
Denise Peterson ... Bad Auditionee
Tania Uren ... Nurse
John Harris ... Policeman #1
Gary Day ... Policeman #2
Joy Westmore ... Matron
Lise Rodgers ... Mousy Auditionee
Doug Bowles ... Babysitter
Rossana Zuanetti ... Girl in Lane
Gene Van Dam ... Boy in Lane
Angela Menzies-Wills ... Lover in Bed
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jennie Lamond ... Young Helen Selleck (uncredited)
John D. Lamond ... Man crossing street (uncredited)
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Directed by
John D. Lamond  (as John Lamond)
 
Writing credits
Colin Eggleston (screenplay)

John D. Lamond (original idea) (as John Lamond) and
John Michael Howson (original idea) (as John-Michael Howson)

Produced by
Colin Eggleston .... producer
Michael Hirsh .... associate producer
John D. Lamond .... producer (as John Lamond)
 
Original Music by
Brian May 
 
Cinematography by
Garry Wapshott 
 
Film Editing by
Colin Eggleston 
 
Art Direction by
Paul Jones 
 
Makeup Department
Margaret Archman .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Michael Hirsh .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Billy Baxter .... second assistant director (as Bill Baxter)
Ross Hamilton .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Phil Judd .... sound mixing
John Phillips .... sound recordist
Ray Phillips .... second unit boom operator
Geoff Wilson .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Conrad Rothmann .... special effects
 
Stunts
Matt Burns .... stunt coordinator
Barbara Martin .... stunt team
Peter Morse .... stunt team
Arch Roberts .... stunt team (as Archie Roberts)
Bill Stacey .... stunt team
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Armstrong .... clapper/loader
Geoff Collins .... second unit gaffer
Tony Holtham .... gaffer
Nino Martinetti .... second unit focus puller
Noel Mudie .... key grip
Denis Nikolic .... focus puller
Gary Scholes .... assistant grip
Greg Watson .... clapper/loader
Barry M. Wilson .... second unit photography (as Barry Wilson)
Suzy Woods .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jan Barkell .... wardrobe
Aphrodite Kondos .... wardrobe
Joseph Saba .... wardrobe provider
 
Other crew
Ann Dechaineux .... caterer
Michael Hirsh .... production accountant
Phillip Lasky .... runner
Anne McLeod .... continuity
Denise Peterson .... production secretary
Annette Philpott .... second unit production assistant
Helen Watts .... production executive
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Nightmares" - Australia (original title)
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Runtime:
90 min
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:18 (re-rating) | Australia:R | West Germany:18 (BPjM restricted)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The character of Bennett Collingswood was based on a film critic who despised director John D. Lamond's work.See more »
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9 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Aargh., 16 June 2004
Author: Paul Morris from Brisbane, Australia

This is clearly a bad film, but I can't help watching it when there's nothing better to do. A lot of bad movies are like that, right? "Nightmares" concerns Jenny Neumann slashing people to death with broken glass for seemingly no reason. She caused her mother's death by accident when she was a kid because she didn't like her cheating with another man, and now goes out to deal her own kind of warped justice on young lovers and her fellow cast in some stage show she is acting in.

The plot doesn't seem to go anywhere other than to make sure the rest of the characters are killed off. The crew also try and put a great deal of effort into disguising who the killer is, but it's blatantly obvious from the start. The nauseating POV shots become completely ridiculous in the end, with the camera just meandering through dark halls for at least two minutes for no reason. At one point, the shot even freezes for five seconds! The lighting is absolutely horrendous, and most of the time it is too dark to see what is going on. The camera seems to like to stay focused on empty corridors and rooms, and then pan slightly to a doorway to show a character entering or exiting. Why not have the camera on the door the whole time? It's very hard to ignore all this shoddy work, and really drags the film down.

There is quite a bit of blood and gore, and the effects are actually quite good. Jenny Neumann certainly adds beauty to the film also, but it isn't enough to save this murky disaster. Pity really. Anyway, not a good film at all, but certainly not the worst horror flick out there.

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