4.7/10
58
4 user 1 critic

Nutcracker (2001)

Unrated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | August 2001 (USA)
It's another crazy Christmas and psychotherapist Dr. Carlton Fairfax, Jr. is losing control of his patients and his sanity - then he meets one particularly mysterious patient who sees to it that he definitely continues down that road.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A group of teens are stalked and killed by a Shaman at a cursed camping site.

Director: Ruggero Deodato
Stars: Bruce Penhall, Mimsy Farmer, David Hess
Fallen Angels (2006)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

When a turn of the century prison reformatory is slated for demolition, a grisly discovery is made. Hidden deep underground beneath the west cell block is a sub-basement structure that has ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Thomas
Stars: Michael Dorn, Bill Moseley, Adrianne Curry
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Two low-life punks invite themselves to a party at a posh villa and after being taunted by their snobbish hosts, hold everyone hostage and subject them to various forms of torture and mayhem.

Director: Ruggero Deodato
Stars: David Hess, Annie Belle, Christian Borromeo
The Nutcracker (Video 2008)
Fantasy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Author-designer Mikhail Shemiakin's sinister re-imagining of Tchaikovsky's beloved Christmas ballet.

Director: Denis Caïozzi
Stars: Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Vladimir Ponomarev
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

A young man who works at a nursing home uses the legendary Zodiac killer's M.O. to kill people who neglect their elderly relatives.

Director: Ulli Lommel
Stars: Rudolf Waldemar Brem, Katja Rupé, Kornelia Boje
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Il sergente Flanagan è alle prese con un difficile caso: un serial killer uccide una serie di uomini con un coltello e lascia sul luogo del delitto una finta bomba a mano. Ci sarà un ... See full summary »

Director: Alfonso Brescia
Stars: Florence Guérin, David Hess, Brian Peterson
Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Trapper Wintrop lives in a lonesome hut in the mountains, together with his father, son Tim, his wolf dog Buck and the dumb scout Matt. When a gang of villains robs and kills grandpa in ... See full summary »

Director: Tonino Ricci
Stars: John Savage, David Hess, Jennifer Youngs
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

When a scientist discovers the possibility of the meaning of life, two shadowy organizations learn of this and will stop at nothing to steal the scientist's work for themselves. As a result... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Desmond
Stars: Richard Conant, Eric Thornsberry, Tom Savini
Smash Cut (2009)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

After his latest film is met with horrible reviews, Able Whitman sets out to prove the critics wrong by finding inspiration in his cast and crew. Sometimes great art requires great sacrifice, and the director always gets final cut.

Director: Lee Demarbre
Stars: David Hess, Jesse Buck, Michael Berryman
Nutcracker (1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A Russian ballet dancer defects from the USSR, emigrates to England, and joins a ballet company run by a powerful, wealthy lady (Joan Collins).

Director: Anwar Kawadri
Stars: Joan Collins, Carol White, Paul Nicholas
The Nutcracker I (TV Movie 1977)
Fantasy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The television adaptation of the Baryshnikov production.

Director: Tony Charmoli
Stars: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gelsey Kirkland, Alexander Minz
Nutcracker (2016)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Nutcracker is a fresh twist on a cautionary tale. Shelly is a 17-year old, African-American girl on the cusp of womanhood. The realities of wanting to be desired, wanting to be validated, ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Aronson
Stars: Khaliel Abdelrahim, Alex Will Brooks, Marlynne Frierson Cooley
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Bill Bragg ...
Carlton Fairfax II
...
John Gard / Clyde Fairfax
Christine Marie Schneider ...
April Oakridge Fairfax
Elina Fillipova ...
Sierra Steinbach
Noris Campos ...
Sonja Delhi
...
Albert Woods
Cheryl Jennings ...
Herself
Darian O'Toole ...
Blair Weesch
Michael St. John ...
Asylum Inmate
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vinny Adan ...
Young Carl
William King Appel ...
Detective Jeremy Ringer
Ralph Filice ...
Dario Convero
Jon Gale ...
Missionary
Kim Law Grefe ...
Night Club Singer
Jesse Hess ...
Young Clyde
Edit

Storyline

It's another crazy Christmas and psychotherapist Dr. Carlton Fairfax, Jr. is losing control of his patients and his sanity - then he meets one particularly mysterious patient who sees to it that he definitely continues down that road.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Prepare to Look Into the Human Brain


Certificate:

Unrated
Edit

Details

Country:

Release Date:

August 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nutcracker: An American Nightmare  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Carlton Fairfax II: That... that... that's...
John Gard: ...that's like ME being the doctor and YOU being the patient.
See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Last House on the Left (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Walking the Blue
Written by Julee Cruise
Performed by Julee Cruise and J.J. McGeehan
Courtesy of BMI/ASCAP
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A hypnotic Hitchcock-Lynchian catharsis fueled by cult legend David 'Last House' Hess
22 January 2002 | by (los angeles, ca) – See all my reviews

Okay, first I hated it, then I loved it - and it was only later when I realized why, the second time I saw it - its because the main character is so unlikable, that you thoroughly despise him... and it becomes cathartic fun! The movie is kind of like a shot-on-video Hitchcock and Lynch under severe hypnosis, which, although confusing at times, wraps itself at the end in a noir sort of way, towards self-destructive destiny - does that make sense? It reminded me of the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari in a way with a underlying theme of seething revenge and spite. Anyway, David Hess (you know - 'Krug' from Craven's cult hit "Last House on the Left") is one of the main characters (and one of the main reasons I bought it) and he really kicks ass performance wise -almost carrying the unique and quirky independent film. Hope to see more from Grefe (I'm wondering if he is related to 70's exploitation filmmaker, William "Stanley" Grefe...).


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?