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Nightmare at Noon
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Nico Mastorakis (writer) &
Kirk Ellis (written by)
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Release Date:
29 July 1988 (Portugal) See more »
An Experiment in Terror.
Scientists poison the water supply of a small town, turning the residents into homicidal maniacs who kill each other and anybody who passes through. See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Wings Hauser ... Ken Griffiths

Bo Hopkins ... Reilly

George Kennedy ... Sheriff Hanks

Kimberly Beck ... Cheri Griffiths

Brion James ... The Albino
Kimberly Ross ... Julia
Neal Wheeler ... Charley
David Christiansen ... Dr. Miller
Mark Haarman ... Deputy

Jean St. James ... Lori (as Jean Pflieger)
Tabi Cooper ... Woman in Curlers
Todd Collard ... Billy
Larry Campbell ... Cowboy
Bob Miles ... Floyd
Sheri Griffith ... Insane Mother
Christi Griffith ... Terrified Child
Pete Plastow ... Minister

S.A. Griffin ... Albino's Henchman
Perry Husman ... Albino's Henchman
Scott Mallon ... Albino's Henchman
Kim Milford ... Albino's Henchman

Herman Poppe ... Albino's Henchman
Terry D. Seago ... Albino's Henchman (as Terry Seago)

John Stewart ... Albino's Henchman
Allen West ... Albino's Henchman

Directed by
Nico Mastorakis 
Writing credits
Nico Mastorakis  writer &
Kirk Ellis  written by

Produced by
Bob Manning .... associate producer
Nico Mastorakis .... producer
Isabelle Mastorakis .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Stanley Myers 
Hans Zimmer 
Cinematography by
Cliff Ralke  (as Cliff D. Ralke)
Film Editing by
Nico Mastorakis 
George Rosenberg 
Costume Design by
Andrea Phillips 
Makeup Department
Julie Hicks .... hair stylist
Lisa Rocco .... makeup artist (as Lisa Doering)
Production Management
Steven I. Celniker .... production manager
Ingrid Mercado .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Perry Husman .... first assistant director
Jim Liacouras .... second second assistant director
Jim O'Keefe .... second assistant director
Art Department
Adam Peters .... set dresser
John Teitloff .... property master
Ron Greenwood .... property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Richard King .... chief mixer
Blake Wilcox .... sound mixer
Kris Wilcox .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Kevin McCarthy .... pyrotechnician
Kevin McCarthy .... special effects coordinator
John Simone .... miniatures
Howard St. James .... special effects assistant
Bob Ivy .... stunt double: George Kennedy
Bob Ivy .... stunts: car rollover
Paul E. Short .... assistant stunt coordinator (as Paul Short)
Paul E. Short .... stunts (as Paul Short)
John Stewart .... stunt coordinator
John Stewart .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Danny Buck .... gaffer
Jeff Butters .... best boy
Clay Cathey .... grip
Christopher Dunn George .... focus puller (as Chris George)
Mark Haarman .... dolly grip
John Metz .... assistant camera: aerial unit
Rexford L. Metz .... aerial camera operator: aerial unit (as Rexford Metz)
George Palmer .... key grip
Abe Perlstein .... still photographer
Jay Stocks .... electrician
Oliver Whipple III .... best boy grip (as Oliver Whipple)
Jolanda R. Wipfli .... assistant camera (as Yolanda Wipfli)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kaye Leach .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Jewel Bishop .... first assistant editor
Diana Hrabowecki .... second assistant editor
Nancy Morrison .... apprentice editor
Music Department
Ford A. Thaxton .... music consultant (as Ford Thaxton)
Transportation Department
Larry D. Campbell .... transportation (as Larry Campbell)
Debbie Mick .... driver
Carl Tangren .... driver
Other crew
David Brady .... computer programmer
Larry D. Campbell .... location manager (as Larry Campbell)
Fred Hampton .... production assistant
Shelby Hatch .... production assistant
Holly Hughes .... production coordinator
J. David Jones .... sequence coordinator: aerial unit (as David Jones)
Barbara Morra .... craft service
Susan Rocco .... script supervisor
John D. Sarviss .... helicopter pilot: aerial unit (as John Sarviss)
William Sergent .... mechanic: aerial unit
Tandi Slater .... production auditor
Dan Stout .... mechanic: aerial unit
Dirk Vahle .... helicopter pilot: aerial unit
Glen Victor .... caterer: Mi Vida
Lisa Warner .... production secretary

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Nightmare at Noon" - UK (original title)
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USA:96 min
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Did You Know?

The horses used in the film were trained not to react to any gunfire.See more »
Julia:You're bleeding!
Dr. Miller:At least it's red.
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Movie Connections:
References The Zero Boys (1986)See more »
I'm Not Over YouSee more »


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Randomness Extravaganza!, 20 July 2009
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

Watching "Nightmare at Noon" turned out to be yet another personal milestone in my career as a purchaser of cinematic nonsense… This unmistakably is, hands down, the movie that makes the absolute LEAST efforts to explain all the random weirdness and palaver it brings forward throughout nearly its entire running time. Everything, even the utmost absurd story aspect, is so incredibly goalless and literally nothing appears to upset the tough and hardened lead characters. Even when the little town of Canyonland is overcome with terror, and all the usually peaceful locals turn into bloodthirsty zombies, Sheriff Hanks (George Kennedy) and accidental tourists Ken Griffiths (Wings Hauser) & Reilly (Bo Hopkins) remain stoically calm and extendedly take the time to think up theories that are – in spite of the odds – accurate to the smallest details! "Nightmare at Noon" is an unimaginably dumb film with a totally incoherent script but, as a matter of compensation for that, it features a large amount of gratuitous explosions and turbulent Western-styled shootouts in the desert! Creepy albino scientist Brion James, mute and all dressed in white to fit the color of his skin, arrives with a small army of soldiers at the borders of the desolate small town of Canyonland and initiates his diabolical experiment. The water becomes intoxicated, all entries in and out of town are shut off and the infected villagers gradually begin to exterminate each other. Why and/or how exactly is a complete mystery – at least to me it was – but the heroic crime fighters in charge spontaneously guess it must be the work of some evil psychopath experimenting up in the hills. Wow, with such guessing talents they should really enroll in the fortune telling business! The first hour of "Nightmare at Noon" guarantees good brainless and unscrupulous B-movie entertainment. The old-fashioned remote Western town setting is nostalgic and the testosterone-laden interactions between the male leads are splendid highlights, for sure. Wings Hauser, Bo Hopkins and George Kennedy were all at the top of their cheesy B-movie careers here and that truly results in a couple of marvelous dialogs. After that, however, writer/director Niko Mastorakis seemingly lost complete interest to finish what he started. The last half hour is a long and dull series of desert chases and there even is an utterly pointless showdown between two helicopters that goes on for more than five whole minutes. Admittedly the cinematography and shots of desolate landscapes are professionally handled, but the whole thing is just plain purposeless. With a slightly more elaborated script and intelligent dialogs, this surely could have been an undiscovered 80's sleeper hit, but now it's just another oddball cheese-flick with nicely polished action sequences that are in vain. The two beautiful and incredibly sexy Kimberly's in the cast (Beck and Ross) are underused and aren't even offered the chance to show off their impressive bosoms. Shame.

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