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Where can you start with Nightwish? For a 96 minute long film it packs in a lot of elements from numerous scifi/horror titles. It will at one point seem like a haunted house flick and then switch to an alien flick and then switch to a mad scientist flick. The film never really finds its identity and the continuity is all over the place. But the point is is that it all works.
The film has to do with parapsychologists that are researching how to die in your dreams. They head out to an old abandoned mansion that is said to be haunted to continue their research only to find out there is a lot more going on then just a haunting.
The movie kind of plays out like a nightmare. Nothing is ever how it actually seems and there are many moments that just seem too dreamlike to be considered plausible for logic. Acting though is a mixed bag. You have a hilarious character of Dean played by Brian Thompson that is noteworthy along with Jack Starret and Robert Tessier but the dialog itself is probably to blame for any of bad performances. Some characters will blurt out some really inane dialog.
Special effects are hokey but they still work. When you see the alien worm like creature it doesn't actually look that bad. And one characters demise at the end of the film is particularly disgusting.
And for those that look for it there is a fair bit of nudity in the film from a very good looking blond! And the film does touch on some eroticism in the second half.
It is worth the watch but I don't think there is any American dvds of the movie so you will probably have to search out the VHS.
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