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Nightmare (1981)

 -  Horror  -  23 October 1981 (USA)
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A mental-patient, who is troubled with horrible nightmares, has escaped from his hospital. Now on the streets he can't help killing innocent people. But there is one family he is more than ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Baird Stafford ...
George Tatum
Sharon Smith ...
Susan Temper
C.J. Cooke ...
C.J. Temper
Mik Cribben ...
Bob Rosen
Danny Ronan ...
Kathy the Babysitter
John L. Watkins ...
Man with Cigar (as John Watkins)
Bill Milling ...
Paul Williamson (as William Milling)
Scott Praetorius ...
Young George
William Kirksey ...
George's Father (as William S. Kirksey)
Christina Keefe ...
George's Mother
Tammy Patterson ...
Tammy Temper
Kim Patterson ...
Kim Temper
Kathleen Ferguson ...
Barbara
William Paul ...
Steve
Tommy Bouvier ...
Joe
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Storyline

A mental-patient, who is troubled with horrible nightmares, has escaped from his hospital. Now on the streets he can't help killing innocent people. But there is one family he is more than interested in and when he tries to kill them, he finds that it's not that easy. Written by Tobias Broljung <larry@algonet.se>

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The Dream You Can't Escape ALIVE! See more »

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23 October 1981 (USA)  »

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Blood Splash  »

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Trivia

The film's original UK distributor was sent to prison for releasing an unapproved version. See more »

Goofs

During the scene when George is in the booth with Tara Alexander you can see in the reflection of the glass that he is holding the telephone receiver to his left ear, but when the camera is on him he is holding the receiver to his right ear. See more »

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Very dark and grim horror film.
22 September 2003 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

Romano Scavolini's "Nightmare" is one of the grimmest horror movies ever made.Baird Stafford is extremely believable as George Tatum,a schizophrenic serial killer who murders uncontrollably.He has been supposedly cured of his psychological disorder due to a new magical medicine.In actuality the cure doesn't work very well,because Tatum starts killing people."Nightmare" isn't as good as "Maniac"-still there are some genuinely atmospheric and chilling moments.The opening scene is extremely creepy.The killings are cold-blooded and brutal.The gore is pretty strong-the climatic double axe murder scene is incredibly gory.To sum up,if you're a fan of early 80's extreme horror give this one a look.Highly recommended.


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