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Nightmare (1981)

R | | Horror | 23 October 1981 (USA)
A mental patient embarks on a murder spree upon escaping from an institution.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... George Tatum
... Susan Temper
C.J. Cooke ... C.J. Temper
Mik Cribben ... Bob Rosen
... Kathy the Babysitter
John L. Watkins ... Man with Cigar (as John Watkins)
Bill Milling ... Paul Williamson (as William Milling)
... Young George
William Kirksey ... George's Father (as William S. Kirksey)
... George's Mother
Tammy Patterson ... Tammy Temper
Kim Patterson ... Kim Temper
Kathleen Ferguson ... Barbara
William Paul ... Steve
Tommy Bouvier ... Joe
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Storyline

A mental-patient, who is troubled with horrible nightmares, has escaped from his hospital. Now on the streets he can't help killing innocent people. But there is one family he is more than interested in and when he tries to kill them, he finds that it's not that easy. Written by Tobias Broljung <larry@algonet.se>

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If you were terrified by "Dawn of the Dead" & "Friday the 13th" you must see NIGHTMARE. See more »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Director Romano Scavolini claims that all the main special make-up effects for the film were designed and created by Tom Savini and only the prosthetic effects were done by other people (mainly the late Leslie Larraine in Florida). There are also photos placing Savini on set. Savini has distanced himself from the project, saying he was just a consultant for the film. Ed French (who supervised the special make-up effects for the New York sequences) also says that Savini didn't do any hands-on work, only giving advice and direction to the special effects crew. See more »

Goofs

During the decapitation scene, hands can be seen moving around and feeling the bleeding neck stump after the head falls off. This action in actuality would not be possible, due to the disconnection of the brain. See more »

Quotes

Man with Cigar: Now Paul, you... you believed in these drugs. And, you rebuilt this man. And you DID put him back out on the street. But now, he's out there killing people. And we can't have that. Now you find him... and you fix it.
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Connections

References The Italian Connection (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Dancing Close To You
Performed by The DaryB-Barber Band
Music and Lyrics by Ted Daryll
Courtesy of Turbine Films
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make sure you see it uncut!
12 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

Caught this at an Arizona drive-in, back about 1983. It truly bothered some of my friends, but we all thought it was better than the co-feature, "Happy Birthday To Me". I hunted for quite a while looking for this, and finally found it at a Pawn shop in St. Paul, on VHS. Guess some folks have also been looking, and it is on DVD as "Nightmares In A Damaged Brain". But the disc runs about 94 minutes, and is missing some gory highlights, as well as a few touches of plot. the one you want was just "Nightmare", and runs about 98 minutes. the version you want came from 21st Century releasing, and is worth the hunt, if this is your sort of thriller. I wish everyone good luck, but I'm not giving mine up.


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