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American Nightmare (2002)

A deranged female serial killer stalks seven young people whom phone a radio call-in show to discuss their darkest fears and a night-long game of cat-and-mouse is put into motion by the darkly sinister-looking murderess.

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On Halloween, seven friends call the American Nightmare pirate radio show to confess their fears. Unbeknownst to them, a serial killer is listening. Before the night is over, they will discover that their confessions have ignited a psychological game of cat-and-mouse with a killer intent on delivering their fears upon them. Written by Rick-25

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One Night, Seven Friends Confess Their Fears...... To A Killer

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Rated R for violence/terror, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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29 January 2002 (USA)  »

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$56,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The Halloween costume worn by Brinke Stevens was originally her signature outfit made famous during the 1980s. See more »

Goofs

In most circumstances, a caller must turn his/her radio off when talking to the host of a radio show on air. It causes interference on the radio when the radio is turned on. See more »

Quotes

Jane Toppan: This is my game. We're gonna play by my goddamn rules!
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Andrew Magnus credited as Holistic CPA See more »

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Referenced in Suburban Nightmare (2004) See more »

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Kill Me Now
Written by C. Bradford, D. Fargason, J. Wright, M. Johnson, R. Kennon
Performed by The Necro Tonz
Courtesy of The Necro Tonz
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Cheaply made cheap looking slasher is nonetheless effective
27 March 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie is cheap. It looks cheap and everything in it has a cheap feel which is okay because it actually isn't that bad when the killing starts. A bunch of college-aged kids sitting around a restaurant hear a a talk- show that is evil or something. Soon enough, based on what that talk-show is saying a sadistic killer starts killing off the kids in brutal and sadistic ways. The woman who plays the killer is very evil, very mean and very convincing despite being in a cheap-looking movie and basically carries the whole movie on her evil kills which make the college kids suffer in nasty ways. That's about it. It has something of a great twist ending and then it is over. I liked it. But the real question is will you? Guess you'll just have to find out. If you don't find out then you're fated to die a horrible nasty death like the characters in the movie. Trust me, you're mom told me.


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