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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
Location Management
Larry D. Campbell .... location manager (as Larry Campbell)
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
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" - USA (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 »
Ken Griffiths:I've handled Twisted Sister, I think I can handle Floyd.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Zero Boys (1986)See more »
I'm Not Over YouSee more »


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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Modern Day Western, 12 August 2003
Author: Mark-129 from United States

On the surface, a very bad action adventure film. But, if not taken too seriously, it's a lot of fun. When a mad scientist poisons the water supply of a small Utah town, it's up to a drifter, a celebrity lawyer and two local cops to bring order to a town where the the citizens are now possessed by rage and violence. The last half hour reveals the film for what it truly is: a modern day western, as the good guys mount up to trail the bad guys for a showdown. Filmed with style on a small budget, featuring a score by Hans Zimmer of all people, the story only fails in the last ten minutes where the director just seemed to run out of story. Too bad, the open ended finale didn't lead to a sequel. Well worth your time.

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