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Les cauchemars naissent la nuit (1972)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Horror | 18 January 1973 (Belgium)
Two exotic dancers embark on a erotic friendship which takes a turn when one of them begins having recurring nightmares of her killing people in which the line between realty and fantasy begins to blur to the most extreme.

Director:

Jesús Franco (as Jess Franco)

Writers:

Jesús Franco (screenplay and adaptation), Josyane Gibert (dialogue) (as Josiane Gibert)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Diana Lorys ... Anna de Istria
Paul Muller ... Dr. Paul Lucas
Jack Taylor ... Cynthia's Lover
Colette Giacobine Colette Giacobine ... Cynthia Robins (as Colette Jack)
Andrea Montchal Andrea Montchal ... The Neighbour (as André Montchall)
Soledad Miranda ... Neighbour's Girlfriend (as Susan Korda)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bob Buchholz ... Cynthia's Lover (voice)
Dorothy Elias-Fahn ... Cynthia Robins (voice)
Grant George ... The Neighbour (voice)
Dave Mallow ... Dr. Paul Lucas (voice)
Cindy Robinson ... Anna de Istria (voice)
Philece Sampler ... Neighbour's Girlfriend (voice)
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Storyline

In Zagreb, the striper Anna de Istria works in a sleazy cabaret. She is seduced by the blonde Cynthia Robins that invites her to move to her house. Ana is disturbed by nightmares, where she kills a man with a spear, and Cynthia calls Dr. Paul Lucas to treat Ana. Meanwhile, a couple that lives in the house next door spies the movement in Cynthia's house. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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An Erotic Nightmare See more »

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Crime | Drama | Horror

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Country:

Liechtenstein

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 January 1973 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Nightmares Come at Night See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

This movie is a Mish Mash of two different unfinished Jess Franco movies. One with Paul Muller from 1969, the other with Soledad Miranda from 1970. See more »

Goofs

When Anna is watching the couple dancing, the woman has a purple top on. Halfway through, it pans to Anna and then back to the couple, where the woman has a skin-color shirt on. Again panning back to Anna and then the couple, the woman has the purple shirt back on. See more »

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Pretty Terrible, Even By Franco Standards
9 April 2013 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Two exotic dancers embark on a erotic friendship which takes a turn when one of them begins having recurring nightmares of her killing people in which the line between realty and fantasy begins to blur to the most extreme.

Maybe I was let down because the film has some terrible dubbing, but if the words they say are accurate, this is an awful story. Such pointless dialogue, and no real plot. The film seems to revolve around showing a woman naked repeatedly, while she may or may not be crazy.

Further, I am told this movie is actually two unfinished movies sort of edited together. Normally that would never work, but with a Jess Franco film, you can hardly say it is even much worse than his usual stuff. Sadly, this may be the worst of his films I have seen.


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