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Nightmares (1983)

Anthology of four horror tales with a supernatural twist based on urban legends.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lisa the Wife (segment "Terror in Topanga")
Joe Lambie ...
Phil the Husband (segment "Terror in Topanga")
Anthony James ...
Store Clerk (segment "Terror in Topanga")
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Mori the Newswoman (segment "Terror in Topanga")
Raleigh Bond ...
Norman, a Neighbor (segment "Terror in Topanga")
Robert Phelps ...
Newsman (segment "Terror in Topanga")
Dixie Lynn Royce ...
Little Girl (segment "Terror in Topanga")
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William Henry Glazier (segment "Terror in Topanga") (as Lee James Jude)
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J.J. Cooney (segment "The Bishop of Battle")
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Adele Cooney (segment "The Bishop of Battle")
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Jerry Cooney (segment "The Bishop of Battle")
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Pamela (segment "The Bishop of Battle") (as Moon Zappa)
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Zock Maxwell (segment "The Bishop of Battle") (as Billy Jacoby)
Joshua Grenrock ...
Willie (segment "The Bishop of Battle")
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Mazenza (segment "The Bishop of Battle") (as Gary Cervantes)
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Storyline

A collection of short stories. In one a woman who leaves her house late at night to drive to the store while a killer is loose encounters some problems. In the second an arcade whiz kid's obsession with a game leads to deadly consequences. In the third a small town priest loses his faith and decides to leave town, but in the desert is stalked by a mysterious black pick-up truck. In the final story, a family's problem with a rat is larger than they think. Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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Four of your worst NIGHTMARES come true. See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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9 September 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Night of the Rat  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Lee Ving, lead singer of punk band Fear, appears in the segment, "Terror in Topanga." One of the songs that Emilio Estevez listens to in the segment "Bishop of Battle" is "I Don't Care About You" by Fear. See more »

Goofs

When Father MacLeod is saying the funeral Mass for the slain child, the Latin he uses is completely random. For example, during the ablutions (where he is washing his fingers presumably prior to the consecration) he is saying the "Hail Mary", which is not part of the Mass liturgy at all. Also, if the action is contemporary (as the cars being used suggest), the Mass would almost certainly be in the vernacular (i.e. either English or Spanish). See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Bishop: Greetings, Earthling. I am the Bishop of Battle, master of all I survey. I have 13 progressively harder levels. Try me if you dare.
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Connections

Features Pleiads (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Mercenaries
(uncredited)
Performed by Negative Trend
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Good Horror Anthology
5 July 1999 | by (ohio) – See all my reviews

A good horror movie anthology which has four stories about people caught in some of their worst nightmares. The first is about a woman who just has to have a pack of cigarettes late at night and gets chased by a serial killer. The second is about a teen who desperately wants to beat a video game and when he does finds out this video game is alot more then it seems. The third is about a priest being chased by a truck from hell(literally). And the fourth is a family being terrorized by a giant rat. They are all pretty good but is the R rating really necessary?????? I mean with maybe one scene taken out this could have easily been a made for tv movie. Still worth seeing though.


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