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Nightmare (1981)

Unrated | | Horror | 23 October 1981 (USA)
A mental patient embarks on a murder spree upon escaping from an institution.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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)
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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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Trivia

The scenes at the asylum were filmed at an actual sanatorium. See more »

Goofs

Obvious dummy head of George's father when he gets axed in the head. See more »

Quotes

Man with Cigar: Now Paul, you... you believed in these drugs. And, you rebuilt this man. And you DID put him back out on the street. But now, he's out there killing people. And we can't have that. Now you find him... and you fix it.
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References Blow-Up (1966) See more »

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Necessary Evil
Sung by Those Northern Women
Music and Lyrics by Jack Eric Williams
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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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