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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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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)
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Deanna
Scott Phillips ...
Rick
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Lisa
Michael H. Price ...
Stan
Jessica Reed ...
Leanne
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Storyline

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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$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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Radio Guy: Hey Rick, turn the radio up. He's back on.
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Andrew Magnus credited as Holistic CPA See more »

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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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Goodbye
Performed by The Nightmare Ensemble
Arrangement by Roy Baker
Produced by Daryl Wood
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The scariest movie I've seen in a long time
7 February 2002 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

This is one of a very few movies where the acting was so believable that I was scared. The serial killer listens to fear confessions on a radio talk show and then fulfills their fears!

The acting made this movie! Where other horror movies rely on makeup or special effects to create scary scenes, the acting especially by the lead who played the serial killer made me afraid! American Nightmare is a perfect example of how you don't need special effects to create a scary movie, just great actors and a great story!


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