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Nightmare (1981)

Unrated  |   |  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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Someone left the door to HELL open... See more »

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Blood Splash  »

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Trivia

Tom Savini is credited as the film's make-up effects artist. In fact he was only a consultant and threatened to sue over the use of his name to promote the film. Some video prints still bear Savini's credit as "Effects Director". The effects were actually created by Ed French. See more »

Goofs

Obvious dummy during the climactic decapitation. The neck clearly opens up on the right side even though the boy swings at it from the left side. 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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