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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessie McClain
Wayne Holcomb
Chris Ryan ...
Robert McCollum ...
Tony Collins
Kristin McCollum ...
Cynthia Collins
Heather Haase ...
Melanie Ryan
Kenyon Holmes ...
Bruce Miller
Rebecca Stacey ...
Misty McClain
Trisha McClain (as Kimberly Deanne Morgan)
Scott Phillips ...
Michael H. Price ...
Jessica Reed ...


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

29 January 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Agonia  »

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Box Office


$56,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The killer is based on a real-life female serial killer named Jane Toppan (1857-1938) a Boston-born nurse whom murdered at least 30 people (mostly hospital patients) in the New England area from the mid-1880s to 1901. See more »


When Jessie backs away from the door after looking out at the person in the yard, a large strip of gaffer tape is visible on the door frame that was not there previously. See more »


Radio Guy: Hey Rick, turn the radio up. He's back on.
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Crazy Credits

Andrew Magnus credited as Holistic CPA See more »


Features Haunting Fear (1990) See more »


My Final Resting Place
Written by Gropius
Performed by Gropius
Courtesy of Gropius
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3 February 2002 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

This film was a true enjoyment. Remember how slasher films usen to be made like A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET OR FRIDAY THE 13TH. This was made like one of those. Good suspense, good scares make this film work. Well this film at times has nude people and sexual content. But that doesn't matter because every film has it's moments. It was also very well acted.The young cast in this film probably has a big future ahead. ENJOY!

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