5.0/10
82
6 user 2 critic

Night Wars (1988)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi, War | March 1988 (USA)
Two Vietnam Veterans have realistic nightmares about the war. So real are these nightmares that they start getting injured in them, and bringing things back that they had in the dream. They... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sledgehammer (Video 1983)
Thriller | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A young boy murders his mother and her lover with a hammer. Ten years later, a wave of teenage murders plagues the same area.

Director: David A. Prior
Stars: Ted Prior, Linda McGill, John Eastman
Mankillers (1987)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A female CIA agent is assigned to train and lead an all-female squad to Colombia to stop a renegade agent who has hired himself out to a drug cartel.

Director: David A. Prior
Stars: Edd Byrnes, Gail Fisher, Edy Williams
Deadly Prey (1987)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A group of sadistic mercenaries kidnap people off the streets and set them loose on the grounds of their secret camp, so the "students" at the camp can learn how to track down and kill their prey.

Director: David A. Prior
Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Troy Donahue, Ted Prior
Raw Justice (1994)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Mayor Stiles' daughter Donna is killed the night after a lousy date with the shy Mitch. Of course this makes him the main suspect. When Mitch gets free on bail, Styles hires ex-cop Mace to ... See full summary »

Director: David A. Prior
Stars: David Keith, Robert Hays, Pamela Anderson
Night Trap (1993)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A New Orleans cop tries to track down and stop a vicious and demonic killer whom has sold his soul to the devil for invulnerability and immortality.

Director: David A. Prior
Stars: Robert Davi, Michael Ironside, Lesley-Anne Down
Terror Night (1987)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Lance Hayward, a silent movie star, appears as various characters, killing quite a handful of unfortunates, using various weapons.

Directors: Nick Marino, André De Toth
Stars: John Ireland, Cameron Mitchell, Alan Hale Jr.
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Colonel Hogan is still alive and just getting out of prison on parole, some 28 years later. But he has only one thing in mind and that is revenge on Mike Danton. So once again, Hogan puts ... See full summary »

Director: David A. Prior
Stars: Ted Prior, Tara Kleinpeter, David Campbell
Abducted (1986)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A woman jogger is abducted by a crazy mountain man, and taken to his cabin.

Director: Boon Collins
Stars: Dan Haggerty, Roberta Weiss, Lawrence King-Phillips
Future Force (1989)
Action | Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

In the future, a cop protects a reporter from an organization of crooked, renegade cops who thinks she knows too much about them.

Director: David A. Prior
Stars: David Carradine, Robert Tessier, Anna Rapagna
Killzone (Video 1985)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A troubled Vietnam vet snaps during a training exercise at a survivalist-type military camp and thinks he's back in Vietnam. He kills several of the staff members who he thinks are Vietcong... See full summary »

Director: David A. Prior
Stars: Fritz Matthews, Ted Prior, David Campbell
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Two years ago, a young woman named Valerie was burned after entering a tanning salon. Now, her twin sister, Rhonda runs a local gym where all of a sudden, people are being murdered.

Director: David A. Prior
Stars: Marcia Karr, David James Campbell, Fritz Matthews
Death Chase (1988)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

After a man's sister is killed by two gunmen who seemingly come out of nowhere, he manages to find and kill them. He then discovers that the men he killed were part of a multi-millionaire's... See full summary »

Director: David A. Prior
Stars: Paul L. Smith, Jack Starrett, William Zipp
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Dr. Mike Campbell
Brian Edward O'Connor ...
Trent Matthews (as Brian O'Connor)
...
Jim Lowery
Steve Horton ...
McGregor
Chet Hood ...
Jhonny
Jill Foors ...
Susanne Matthews (as Jill Foor)
Mike Hickam ...
Joe
David Ott ...
Jack Shane, car salesman
Kimberley Casey ...
Pat, Dr. Campbell's secretary
Lisa Reyes ...
Couple in Car Dealership
Joseph Long ...
Couple In Dealership (as Joseph W. Long)
Tim Aguilar ...
American Soldier
...
American Soldier
Mark Galasso ...
American Soldier (as Mark Gallasso)
Mark Dane ...
American Soldier
Edit

Storyline

Two Vietnam Veterans have realistic nightmares about the war. So real are these nightmares that they start getting injured in them, and bringing things back that they had in the dream. They then buy weapons and go in to try and get one of their friends out that originally died in a POW camp during the Vietnam war. This is made harder by a traitor from the US Military Corps. Written by Chris Au

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Where dreams turn to deadly nightmares ... See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi | War

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

March 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nightwars  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in That's Action (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Not Over Yet
Written by Steve McClintock and Tim James
Performed by Mark Mancina
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
PLATOON meets ELM STREET...sort of
6 June 2003 | by (Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews

Trent (Brian O'Connor) and Jimmy (Cameron Smith) are two Nam vet buddies who escaped a POW prison camp only to face worse horrors at home when the past literally comes back to haunt them. They're harassed by a soldier they left behind and a sadistic traitor who helped torture them, and when they're attacked in their dreams, they emerge with real scars (a la A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET). The two deck out in cameo and carry high-powered machine guns into their dreams to fight back after one's wife is raped and killed by a ghost. Dan (GRIZZLY ADAMS) Haggerty is the top-billed guest star. He plays a psychiatrist who tries to "help" by holding them at gunpoint, drugging them and tying them up in his office!

The premise is somewhat new, but the unconvincing Nam flashbacks look like the stars are playing War Games in the woods behind their house, the dialogue ("Let's do it!," "I'm scared, man!") is annoying and the action and horror scenes just aren't very exciting.

Prolific director David A. Prior also combined the war and horror genres in THE LOST PLATOON (1989) and also directed KILLER WORKOUT (1987), MARDI GRAS FOR THE DEVIL (1992) and MUTANT SPECIES (1995) in between all his cheapo action movies. He scripted from a story he wrote with his brother Ted Prior and William Zipp (both of whom acted in his previous films).


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Night Wars (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?