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A mental patient embarks on a murder spree upon escaping from an institution.


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George Tatum
Susan Temper
C.J. Cooke ...
C.J. Temper
Mik Cribben ...
Bob Rosen
Danny Ronan ...
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 Father Lover
Tammy Patterson ...
Tammy Temper
Kim Patterson ...
Kim Temper
Kathleen Ferguson ...
William Paul ...
Tommy Bouvier ...
Candy, the Jogger (as Candy Marchese)
Geoffrey Marchese ...
Tony Walker
Michael Sweney ...
Burt Daniels
George Kruger ...
Chief Cotter
Ray Baker ...
Real Estate Agent
Lonnie Griffis ...
Gatsby's Singer
Tara Alexander ...
Woman in Booth
Show World Dancer (as Danielle Galiana)
Carl Clifford ...
Hospital Attendant
Hospital Attendant
Mary Lee Parise ...
Police Officer
Randy Arieux ...
Police Officer
Craig Cain ...
Police Officer
Mark Davis ...
Police Officer
Ken Thomas ...
Police Officer
Robert Tenvooren ...
Police Officer
Susan Webb ...
Police Officer
Frank Rothery ...
Police Officer
Scott Trotter ...
Police Officer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Directed by

Romano Scavolini

Written by

Romano Scavolini ... ()

Produced by

Christopher Cronyn ... associate producer (as Chris Cronyn)
Bill Milling ... producer: Florida (as William Milling)
William Paul ... associate producer (as Bill Paul)
John L. Watkins ... producer

Music by

Jack Eric Williams

Cinematography by

Giovanni Fiore Coltellacci ... (as Gianni Fiore)

Film Editing by

Robert T. Megginson
Jim Markovic ... (uncredited)

Editorial Department

John Murray ... first assistant editor / post-production
Philip Stockton ... second assistant editor
Joe Zwick ... location editor: Florida

Makeup Department

Darryl Ferrucci ... special makeup effects assistant: New York
Ed French ... special makeup effects artist: New York
Johanne Hansen ... makeup artist: New York (as Jo Hansen)
Robin Stevens ... makeup artist

Production Management

Carl Clifford ... production manager
Mik Cribben ... unit manager
Simon Nuchtern ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Charles Miller ... second assistant director
Stephanie Rogers ... second assistant director: Florida
Michael Sweney ... assistant director

Art Department

William Bilowit ... assistant art director: New York
Shelley Boucher ... props: Florida
Ian Foster ... art director: New York
Gary Olson ... art director: Florida

Sound Department

Robbie Anderson ... boom operator: Florida
Jack Cooley ... re-recording mixer
Mik Cribben ... sound mixer
James Hebron ... boom operator: New York (as Jim Hebron)
Alex Pfau ... sound effects

Special Effects by

Anita J. Baldwin ... second special effects assistant: Florida
Walt Barrows ... second special effects assistant: Florida
Chris Doggett ... special effects assistant: New York
David W. Donoho ... second special effects assistant
Cleve Hall ... first special effects assistant
Leslie Larraine ... special effects: Florida (as Les Larrain)
Bill Milling ... special effects
Tom Savini ... special effects director: New York
Steve Sleap ... second special effects assistant


Kevin J. O'Neill ... stunts: Florida (as Kevin O'Neill)

Camera and Electrical Department

Randy Davis ... second electric: Florida
John Harhay ... first camera assistant: Florida / first camera assistant: New York
Robert Lechterman ... gaffer: New York
Gianmaria Majorana ... second camera assistant: New York (as Gianmaria Majorana)
Bill O'Leary ... second grip: New York
Jamie Stoney ... second camera assistant: Florida
John Thomas ... second electric: New York
Louis Yansen ... gaffer: Florida (as Louis Yantzen)
Bob Zimmerman ... grip: New York (as Robert Zimmerman) / key grip: Florida (as Robert Zimmerman)

Location Management

Robin Grey ... location manager: New York
Gerrit van der Mere ... location auditor

Music Department

Murri Barber ... music supervisor

Additional Crew

Caroline Ashe ... executive p.a.: Florida
Richard Belton ... production assistant: Florida
Jim Blair ... public relations: Florida
Bobbi B. Cooke ... dialogue supervisor: Florida
Peter Fernandez ... dubbing director: post-production
Ian Foster ... production assistant: New York
Kenneth Fuchs ... assistant to the composer
Bob Gallagher ... office coordinator: Florida
Debra Griffin ... caterer: New York
David Johnson ... production assistant: Florida
Andrew P. Kirkham ... dvd producer [gb]
Ron Kiroche ... production assistant: New York
Claudia Obata ... continuity: New York
John Oshima ... production assistant: New York (as Jon Oshima)
Karen Patterson ... production assistant: Florida
Barbara Reeves ... production assistant: Florida
Steven Reiss ... production assistant: Florida
Bruce Schaefer ... production assistant: Florida
Hannah Watkins-Noethiger ... production assistant: New York
Peter Zimmern ... production assistant: New York

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines From the man who terrified you in "Dawn of the Dead" & "Friday the 13th"! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Nightmares in a Damaged Brain (United Kingdom)
  • Cauchemars à Daytona Beach (France)
  • Pesadilla mortal (Spain)
  • Pesadillas de una mente enferma (Spain)
  • Violencia se escribe con sangre (Argentina)
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  • 97 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia In some sources Tom Savini is credited as the film's make-up effects artist and some video prints still bear his credit as "Special Effects Director". Based on Savini, he was only a consultant and threatened to sue over the use of his name to promote the film. Savini said that what he did consisted solely of advice: "I'd tell them that something needed to look more organic, or how something should be lit. But none of the effects work in the film is my own". Savini's name is excluded from the credits in the subsequent Blu-ray releases (U.S. "35th Anniversary Edition" from Code Red and the UK release from 88 Films). See more »
Goofs According to his patient record displayed on the computer screen, George suffers from "schizophernia" (spelling error). See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Terror on Tape (1985). See more »
Soundtracks Necessary Evil See more »
Quotes Man with Cigar: SORRY? You lose a dangerously psychotic patient from a secret experimental drug program, and all you can say is "I'm sorry"?
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