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American Nightmare (2002)

Video  -  Crime | Horror | Thriller  -  29 January 2002 (USA)
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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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Jessie McClain
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Wayne Holcomb
Chris Ryan ...
Caligari
Robert McCollum ...
Tony Collins
Kristin McCollum ...
Cynthia Collins
Heather Haase ...
Melanie Ryan
Kenyon Holmes ...
Bruce Miller
Rebecca Stacey ...
Misty McClain
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Trisha McClain (as Kimberly Deanne Morgan)
Hayden Tweedie ...
Deanna
Scott Phillips ...
Rick
Brinke Stevens ...
Lisa
Michael H. Price ...
Stan
Jessica Reed ...
Leanne
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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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Crime | Horror | Thriller

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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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Agonia  »

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$56,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Chris Ryan, who plays radio DJ Caligari, is a real-life radio DJ for KEGL in Dallas, Texas. Much of his DJ ranting was adlibbed. See more »

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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

[Stan hands Jessie his business card]
Jessie McClain: Lou Cifer? Oh! Lucifer! That's cool!
Stan: Well, you know every attorney is a devil in disguise.
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Referenced in Suburban Nightmare (2004) See more »

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With a Better Beginning and Conclusion, This Weird Story Would Be a Good Low Budget Movie
8 March 2005 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Texas, seven friends meet in a bar to celebrate the Halloween night before going to a party. Meanwhile, they call the American Nightmare pirate radio for fun and confess their innermost fears. A serial killer, who is listening to their confessions, makes their nightmares come true, killing each one of them in a sadistic way. "American Nightmare" is a weird low budget movie that has a horrible beginning: without any previous explanation, a woman kills two couples in an isolated camping area, as if it were Friday, 13th. Then, the story shifts to a bar, where seven friends are celebrating Halloween. From this moment on, the story has a great potential, and the unknown cast has a very reasonable performance, showing also some beautiful breasts and naked bodies, as usual in this type of C production. However, the end of the screenplay does not provide any explanation for the killing instinct and motives for the behavior of the nurse Jane Toppan, giving the sensation that the budget ended before the finalization of the shooting. With a better beginning and conclusion, this weird story would be a good low budget slasher movie. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "Agonia" ("Agony")


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