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Nightmares (1983)

Anthology of four horror tales with a supernatural twist based on urban legends.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lisa the Wife (segment "Terror in Topanga")
Joe Lambie ... Phil the Husband (segment "Terror in Topanga")
... Store Clerk (segment "Terror in Topanga")
... Mori the Newswoman (segment "Terror in Topanga") (as Clare Nono)
Raleigh Bond ... Norman, a Neighbor (segment "Terror in Topanga")
Robert Phelps ... Newsman (segment "Terror in Topanga")
Dixie Lynn Royce ... Little Girl (segment "Terror in Topanga")
... William Henry Glazier (segment "Terror in Topanga") (as Lee James Jude)
... J.J. Cooney (segment "The Bishop of Battle")
... Adele Cooney (segment "The Bishop of Battle")
... Jerry Cooney (segment "The Bishop of Battle")
... Pamela (segment "The Bishop of Battle") (as Moon Zappa)
... Zock Maxwell (segment "The Bishop of Battle") (as Billy Jacoby)
Joshua Grenrock ... Willie (segment "The Bishop of Battle")
... Mazenza (segment "The Bishop of Battle") (as Gary Cervantes)
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A collection of short stories. In one a woman who leaves her house late at night to drive to the store while a killer is loose encounters some problems. In the second an arcade whiz kid's obsession with a game leads to deadly consequences. In the third a small town priest loses his faith and decides to leave town, but in the desert is stalked by a mysterious black pick-up truck. In the final story, a family's problem with a rat is larger than they think. Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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Four of your worst NIGHTMARES come true. See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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9 September 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Night of the Rat  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$590,616, 5 September 1983, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,670,680
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1.85 : 1
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Debut cinema movie writing credit of television writer Christopher Crowe who was the screenwriter on three of the film's segments: "Terror in Topanga", "The Benediction", and "The Bishop of Battle". See more »

Goofs

In Chapter Three - The Benediction, a 1970 Chevelle Malibu 4-door sedan is used in several scenes (rear bumper with square taillights), and the car which is totalled before the segment ends is a 1972 model (rear bumper with 4 round taillights). The 1970 Chevelle used in the film has a front grille from a 1972 model, headlights from a 1971/72 (1970 Chevelles had 4 headlights up front), and turn signal lenses from a 1971. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Bishop: Greetings, Earthling. I am the Bishop of Battle, master of all I survey. I have 13 progressively harder levels. Try me if you dare.
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Referenced in Video Violence (1987) See more »

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Let's Have a War
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Performed by Fear
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Surprisingly creepy...
13 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

Thanks to good writing and excellent casting choices, this is (imho) the best of the "horror serial" movies popularized in the 1980's by films like "Creepshow." Some genuinely creepy moments and quality acting make for an excellent ride, although the first of the four stories is basically a throwaway. The special effects could be better, but this was the early 80's after all. Watch it at night after 1AM for best effect.

8/10


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