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Nightkill (1980)

A woman's lover poisons her cruel husband, a rich businessman, in front of her. She becomes more terrified when she finds the lover dead as well. A police detective suddenly shows up at her door.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Katherine Atwell
... Donner / Rodriguez
... Wendell Atwell
... Steve Fulton
... Herbert Childs
... Monika Childs
... Consuela
Melanie MacQueen ... Alice
Belinda Mayne ... Christine
... Lt. Donner
Ramona Bair ... Social Worker
Nimmy Abiaka ... Pregnant Teenager
Helen Hardin ... Valda
Burke Rhind ... McCarthy
James Rehfeld ... Airline Clerk #1
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The wife of a wealthy industrialist finds herself caught-up in a web of intrigue & murder which was created by her own deceit. When she tries to escape the results of her actions, she too falls victim to deception. Written by Anonymous

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She'd DIE for him...he'd KILL for her... See more »


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Actor Angus Scrimm filmed scenes playing a character called "Desert rat" but all of his scenes were deleted. See more »

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Steve Fulton: Morning hugs are the best.
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Not so terrifying memories anymore...
24 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

From some of the first terrifying television, I got to view, since I didn't get to enjoy many shows like "Night Gallery" hosted by awesome Rod Serling and others because I was too young.

Until the latter nineteen seventies. This is when I started in on 'thrillers'.

But as this was for me a differing effect, for one thing I was in 'crush-ville' for Mrs. Smith and so that complicated my feelings for the movie and drew me further in.

I know that some have said that they think of the acting, with these characters as not up to par. Some have said that, I think that this was pretty to view and get into, as stories go.

I watched her go through a hard time and watched it grow increasingly more twisted. She had me on the edge of my seat and miles away from my comfort zone. But the movie was a semi-complicated and involved plot for the average viewer, I think. Plus, with betrayal from Lt. Donner (Michael Anderson Jr.), who is supposed to be at least an honorable man and naturally you would believe justice would come from his involvement. I remember very well the part with which he deceives her, right in front of her with a telephone call. He 'acts' as if he is calling to help Jacklyn's character and there is no-one on the other end of the line, unbeknown to her. I remember the hair on my neck standing up as he was just finishing with the phone call, as he hung up with that 'mono-tone' 'killer' look in his eyes.

Very chilling for me, considering that it was over twenty five years ago. And sometimes things (Movies) don't always age well. Some, age very well, but not all of course.

I am looking for this movie on DVD.

I recommend it, but watch it late or in the dark without distraction from front to back.

It does deliver classic actor/actress suspense and hair raising excitement. Not everyone may agree, but judge for yourself.(****)


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