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Cataclysm (1980)

R | | Horror | 1983 (West Germany)
Police detective, Mitchell, investigating the death of a victim of a Nazi concentration camp discovers a nightclubbing playboy who has strange powers over women and is seemingly ageless.


Phillip Marshak (as Philip Marshak), Tom McGowan | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cameron Mitchell ... Lt. Sterne
Marc Lawrence ... Abraham Weiss / Dieter
Faith Clift Faith Clift ... Claire Hansen
Richard Moll ... James Hanson (as Charles Moll)
Maurice Grandmaison Maurice Grandmaison ... Papini
Robert Bristol Robert Bristol ... Olivier
Klint Stevenson Klint Stevenson ... Jim
Elizabeth Martin Elizabeth Martin
Christie Starley Christie Starley ... Ann (as Christie Wagner)
Robyn Russell Robyn Russell ... Mrs. Ziegler
Georgia Geerling Georgia Geerling ... Waitress
T.J. Savage T.J. Savage ... Morgue attendant
Phil Yordan Jr. Phil Yordan Jr. ... Waiter
Norma Clift Norma Clift ... Old bookstore woman
Lou Edwards Lou Edwards


Police detective, Mitchell, investigating the death of a victim of a Nazi concentration camp discovers a nightclubbing playboy who has strange powers over women and is seemingly ageless. Written by Anonymous

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1983 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Nightmare Never Ends See more »

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Olivier's house is actually the McClune mansion in Salt Lake City, Utah. See more »


The Nazis are shown smoking in the party scene prior to the orchestra massacre. In fact Nazis were sticklers for good health and smoking was seriously discouraged. See more »

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This motion picture is protected under laws of the United States and other countries and its unauthorized duplication, distribution, or exhibition may result in civil liability and criminal prosecution. NO FOOLIN'. See more »

Alternate Versions

There are at least four different version of this film released: SATAN'S SUPPER -- Academy Films VHS, 82 minutes 20 seconds, very grainy and pallid looking transfer. Missing all of the footage showing them going to, and then in, Las Vegas at the nightclub. Video wipe title SATAN'S SUPPER before the film begins. Stated runtime: 94 minutes. SHIVER -- Brentwood/BCI DVD from the "Tales From The Boneyard" 4 Disc Set, 86 minutes 47 seconds, shows them at the nightclub in Las Vegas but missing the scene where they are in the car on the way there. Re-title SHIVER inserted during the first dream sequence with a lazy edit, which jumps right to the nightclub act. Stated runtime: "Approx. 94 minutes". THE NIGHTMARE NEVER ENDS -- Mill Creek DVD from the "Nightmare Worlds" 50 Movie pack, 87 minutes 50 seconds , has all of the footage in the car and at the nightclub in Las Vegas. What looks like an in-print title of THE NIGHTMARE NEVER ENDS before the film starts. Stated runtime: 88 minutes. THE NIGHTMARE NEVER ENDS -- Premier Entertainment International VHS, 82 minutes 26 seconds, appears to be an identical transfer as the SATAN'S SUPPER tape (or vice-versa) though the picture and sound quality of this one is noticeably better and the color is much better than either of the two DVD versions described above. Missing all of the footage involving Las Vegas. Re-title card still of THE NIGHTMARE NEVER ENDS before film starts. Stated runtime: 94 minutes. An edited version was used as an episode for the horror anthology Night Train to Terror. See more »


Edited into Night Train to Terror (1985) See more »


Only A Fool
Written by Billy Kirkland
Produced by Billy Kirkland
Performed by Billy Kirkland
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A disjointed, poorly acted film, but creepy and bizzare.
29 April 2000 | by shrike22See all my reviews

I rented this film under the title of 'The Nightmare Never Ends'. On the surface this film appears to be pure amateur. The acting is quite horrendous on many occasions. The character of Weiss played Marc Lawrence is a Nazi hunter, who mumbles throughout the picture (that's until he's bumped off). Cameron Mitchell plays a detective who investigates Weiss's death. He starts to follow a rich playboy, played eerily by Richard Bristol. He begins to suspect that Olivier is responsible. Another subplot involves Charles Moll who plays a professor. He writes a book called 'God is Dead', which starts a controversy. Rich playboy, Olivier, approaches him. Bristol is basically the devil's representative on earth. A crazy monk approaches Moll's wife, played by Faith Clift (who could not act if her life depended on it). He warns her that her husband is being seduced by satan. People start dying left and right as they attempt to stop Olivier and his minions. Even though the film suffers from poor dubbing, synching (it feels like you're watching an old Hong Kong Kung Fu flick), the film has a sense of dread from beginning to end that grabbed me. It doesn't have a happy ending. And that's the way I like it.

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