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Night Terrors (1993)

R | | Horror | 27 August 1996 (USA)
A young girl travels to Cairo to visit her father, and becomes unwillingly involved with a bizarre sadomasochistic cult led by the charismatic Paul Chevalier, who is a descendant of the ... See full summary »

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Marquis De Sade / Paul Chevaller
Zoe Trilling ...
Genie
Alona Kimhi ...
Sabina
Juliano Mer-Khamis ...
Mahmoud (as Juliano Mer)
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Beth
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Dr. Matteson
Irit Sheleg ...
Fatima
Niv Cohen ...
Chuck
Doron Barbi ...
Ali
David Menachem ...
Arab Market Hustler
Jonathan Cherchi ...
Arab Market Hustler
Howard Rypp ...
Harry, Matteson's Assistant (as Howard Ripp)
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Chuck's Father
Ya'ackov Banai ...
Chevalier's Servant (as Yakov Banai)
Joel Drori ...
Chevalier's Servant
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A young girl travels to Cairo to visit her father, and becomes unwillingly involved with a bizarre sadomasochistic cult led by the charismatic Paul Chevalier, who is a descendant of the Marquis de Sade. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Rated R for some strong sexuality and violence, and for language | See all certifications »
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Director Gerry O'Hara left the project because he didn't want to shoot a screenplay which envisioned the De Sade character in the 18th century. See more »

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Agnus Dei
Lyrics and Music by Dov Seltzer
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Tobe Hooper's Wet Dreams
24 March 2007 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

The Marquis De Sade, Egypt, ancient Gnostic cults, Robert Englund in a dual role, gratuitous sex and nudity, murder and mayhem... on paper Tobe Hopper's Night Terrors sounds like it should be at least a fun, entertaining flick given the ingredients. It's not. It is a plot less, incoherent shambles that brings little entertainment. There is basically no plot beyond some vague stuff about a cult that follows the work of De Sade who for some unclear reason feel the need to seduce the daughter of a local Christian archaeologist and kill her. That is pretty much it- I think it has something to with the Gnostics but who knows what the writers were thinking. Most of the movie is a meandering mess as the heroine is exposed to various weirdness, dream sequences and erotic encounters, intercut with scenes of Englund as the imprisoned De Sade in the 19th century chewing the scenery. It seems like the makers were trying for something serious but whatever their pretensions were they are buried in the cheesiness, bad acting, sleaze and fake looking decapitated heads.

There aren't too many good points. Robert Englund is fun to watch, as always and the lead actress, Zoe Trilling, whilst not very talented, is attractive and in various stages of undress through the movie but watching Night Terrors is a chore. At least I got to see the movie from which the "When you're as criminal as I" bit from the Australian film certification ratings guide that was on the front of so many VHS tapes from the nineties came from.


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