MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,570 this week

Nightmare at Bitter Creek (1988)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Thriller  -  24 May 1988 (USA)
5.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.0/10 from 108 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 1 critic

Four vacationing women back-packing in the Sierra mountains unwittingly stumble upon a hideout, and are terrorized by a ruthless group of Neo-Nazis in a deadly game of cat and mouse. With ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(teleplay), (teleplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

with Prime Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 721 titles
created 27 Feb 2012
 
a list of 44 titles
created 04 Aug 2012
 
a list of 469 titles
created 30 Dec 2012
 
a list of 235 titles
created 28 Jan 2013
 
a list of 934 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Nightmare at Bitter Creek (TV Movie 1988)

Nightmare at Bitter Creek (TV Movie 1988) on IMDb 5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Nightmare at Bitter Creek.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When one of Susan's former patients, a news reporter, turns up dead on the outskirts of Wheaton, the cocaine capitol of Massachusetts, she and Spenser head out to Wheaton to find out why he... See full summary »

Director: Vic Sarin
Stars: Robert Urich, Avery Brooks, Sonja Smits
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

The girl next door, having coffee, lunch with a friend, shopping, unaware she is becoming an obsession. She has been chosen. A young woman awakes to find herself imprisoned in a serial ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Zettell
Stars: James DuMont, Michelle Tomlinson, Melina Bielefelt
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

A couple. A kidnapping. A secret. A weekend to meet the parents becomes a weekend of trying to stay alive for perfect couple Steven and Erika.

Director: Clint Lien
Stars: Frida Farrell, Tom Sandoval, Daniel Fanaberia
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

When Redwood Federal Penitentiary closes, there are going to be several hundred prisoners looking for a new home. Several of the most dangerous, all killers, will be transported by train to... See full summary »

Director: Jerry P. Jacobs
Stars: Dorian Harewood, Ray Wise, Roy Scheider
The Sweeper (Video 1996)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A young renegade undercover cop (C. Thomas Howell) with a propensity for violence and a past history involving the murder of his cop father (Jeff Fahey) and the remainder of his family is ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Merhi
Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Jeff Fahey, Ed Lauter
Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

This movie is about a woman who is trying to rebuild her shattered marriage. She and her husband move to an old Victorian style home, where she finds a beautiful dress in the attic, which ... See full summary »

Director: Frank De Felitta
Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Marc Singer, Alan Feinstein
Summer of Fear (TV Movie 1996)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The presence of a malicious stranger threatens to destroy the peace and harmony of a vacationing executive's family life.

Director: Mike Robe
Stars: Gregory Harrison, Glynnis O'Connor, Lee Garlington
Another Kind (2011)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A group of unprepared weekend hikers go missing while snowshoeing in the Catskill Mountains.

Director: Jonathan Blitstein
Stars: Jamie Law, Nate Miller, Laura Ramadei
Evil in Clear River (TV Movie 1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Pete Suvak is a loved and respected high school teacher and mayor of a small Canadian community. After concerned mother Kate McKinnon finds out that Suvak is teaching Nazism and "... See full summary »

Director: Karen Arthur
Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Michael Flynn, Thomas Wilson Brown
Live! From Death Row (TV Movie 1992)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Convicted killer Laurence Dvorak grants an exclusive last interview to TV newswoman Alana Powers shortly before his scheduled execution. Urbane and unrepentant, he seems almost mild at ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Sheane Duncan
Stars: Joanna Cassidy, Bruce Davison, Art LaFleur
The Spy Killer (TV Movie 1969)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Roy Ward Baker
Stars: Robert Horton, Sebastian Cabot, Jill St. John
Adrift (TV Movie 1993)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Katie and Guy take a sea cruise in their sailboat and discover a couple on a wrecked boat, victims of a brutal attack by their crew. They take Eliza and Nick on board. The new boarders ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Duguay
Stars: Kate Jackson, Kenneth Welsh, Bruce Greenwood
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Nita Daniels
...
Ding
Constance McCashin ...
Connie Senia
...
Allison Shapiro
Janne Mortil ...
Tracy Senia
Raymond Guth ...
Gil Proctor (as Ray Guth)
...
Bully
J.C. Roberts ...
Sheriff
Walter Marsh ...
Coroner
Ric Reid ...
Jack
Bruce MacLeod ...
FBI Agent
Bill Croft ...
Suspect
Jennifer Griffen ...
Waitress
Andrew Kavadas ...
Cop
Roman Podhora ...
Billy
Edit

Storyline

Four vacationing women back-packing in the Sierra mountains unwittingly stumble upon a hideout, and are terrorized by a ruthless group of Neo-Nazis in a deadly game of cat and mouse. With only an alcoholic ex-cowboy as a guide, the women must struggle for their lives when it becomes apparent that their trackers have no intention of letting them leave the mountain alive. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

24 May 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Koszmar Bitter Creek  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(video)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A nightmare in the directorial department
22 August 2011 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

This is one bad film. Made for TV back in the late eighties; it hasn't been seen much since. The only reason I'm wasting any time in reviewing it is because I thought it would be interesting to note how I'm the first person on this website to post a review for the film in ten years. Starring a sorry looking Tom Skerritt ("Alien", "MASH", "Top Gun") his performance in this really was pitiful. Had times been so hard for him that he was forced to accept such a mediocre role in a made-for-TV film? Apparently, it's an Australian film, although there doesn't appear to be any Australian actors or locations. Tom Skerritt plays an alcoholic and disillusioned cowboy who works as a guide at a mountain range, and he is reluctant but has to lead a group of frustrated, sad middle-aged women desperately trying to reclaim a small portion of their youth, along with one of their teenage daughters, up for the hike. Of course, the wilderness of this particular mountain range happens to be the location of a small group of Aryan skin heads whose motives are never made clear as they chase after the group after killing one of the other guides... The film starts off with some action, which surprised me. The FBI have the Neo-Nazi scumbags surrounded somewhere in a forest, but their cover is blown and a scene reminiscent of a Vietnam War film unfolds. But it never really shows any signs of quality, and it gets very boring and the female characters were just head-wrecking and unbelievable. Tom Skerritt looks about as interested in this as a deaf person going to a musical. Directed by English born Tim Burstall, who directed more than thirty films in his lifetime, before his death in Australia in 2004. "Nightmare at Bittercreek" is dull, cheap and boring, with nothing going for it, especially not in the suspense department because it's nothing we haven't seen before. I stopped watching it after just over an hour. I'm the first person to do a review for it in ten years, and I wouldn't be surprised if I'm also the only person who has seen it in that long.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Nightmare at Bitter Creek (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?