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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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Warning!! Warning!! Please do not mistake this for the 1987 Italian film, Stagefright! See more (14 total) »

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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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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This film was shot in four weeks.See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Warning!! Warning!! Please do not mistake this for the 1987 Italian film, Stagefright!, 11 August 2013
Author: jswindter01 from USA

Stage fright AKA Nightmares is truly a nightmare, altogether not enjoyable with zero redeeming qualities!

I never submit a review with negative comments, rather the only reviews I've been compelled to submit were those of praise.. Today marks a change in my writing a review for Stagefright AKA Nightmares as I truly have not one iota of praise, nor even a sliver of a positive opinion about this film.

I am a hard core horror movie fan, one who does not thrive on gore, with blood and guts as a necessity to illicit enjoyment.. I am someone who thoroughly appreciates the entire genre of 70's/80's B-movie horror flicks..some of them even more than all of the entire new generation of horror movies put together..

This film however is purely and completely an utter waste of an hour and a half of my life that I'll never get back(and believe me I hate reading this repeated cliché in these movie reviews) but with this movie there just is no other way in how to go about accurately describing the waste of precious time from one's life that will be made should you so choose to watch this film.

I beg of you don't do it.. Don't waste your time on this movie..and please, please, please whatever you do, don't make the common, yet horrible mistake of thinking this movie is the 1987 Italian horror film, "Stagefright".. It is not, and is nothing remotely similar to the fine film of Stagefright 1987 directed by the great Dario Argento's star pupil, Soavi.

Run, run from this film as fast as you can..its a complete and total waste of your time...1/10

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