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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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Nightmarish and taunted world of a psycho 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)

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 Gaetano 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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Trivia:
Nina Landis broke her foot while running in one lengthy chase scene.See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Nightmarish and taunted world of a psycho, 19 November 2012
Author: PeterMitchell-506-564364 from Australia

Nightmares is one of those better horror films with an intriguing premise. Causing an accident which took the life of her mother, when she was a little girl, now an adult, the horrific visual memory, that 63 night, of seeing her mother thrown through a windscreen, at the sound of splintering glass, leads her on a series of killings, using shards of glass. Unfortunately for the whole cast of the acting troupe, she's just joined (this includes a twentyish Garry Sweet) they are to become her latest victims. Some of them meet their fate in quite gruesome ways. Some of the violence in Nightmares is sexual too, particularly an early scene, that's quite sick, and eye shocked me the first time I saw it. It involves a naked girl in a steeet, non thespian, fleeing off, after her naked lover buys it, in the lower region I might of add. The girl becomes trapped and this shard of glass rips across her breast a couple of times, where her nakedness is soon the colour of mucky red as she scrambles away, but inevitably becomes another victim to this psycho's credit. What I loved about this scene, was that it was shot if in hand held motion, but also at different angles, all from out psycho's POV. It was really quite scary, well the first time I saw. There are a couple of scary moments here and there. Nightmares doesn't have a happy outcome. The last victim (Sweet) buys it in bed, the same place he did in Macbeth, not so violently I would imagine. Yes our psycho gets away, unscathed. Let's face it, some psychos in movies do. As an end gag, we hear our female psycho stating her name again, for she is auditioning once more. Her character being a great actress, we know she's gonna win the audition, and that means a new batch of victims. Jenny Neumann is fantastic as the taunted girl, screaming and ranting to herself, and missing stage cues, while in la la land. The rest bring in so so performances, apart from Max Phipps, great as a harsh director, who me, personally as an actor, wouldn't want to have as a director, plus his ally, evil tongued critic, John Michael Howson, also great and funny too. This guy could actually act. He's also credited with the movie's idea. Not a badly made flick, and one of the better Aussie horrors, but not a great one.

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