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Nightmares (1983)

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

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Cast

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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Storyline

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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You'll Never Be the Same 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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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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Trivia

The picture was originally filmed as a two hour pilot of a proposed television series to be broadcast by the NBC (National Broadcasting Company) network during the 1983-1984 TV season. See more »

Goofs

In "The Benediction," just after the demon truck leaps out of the ground and begins to chase Frank again, the shooting lights on the camera tracking truck are reflected on the side of Frank's car and are clearly visible for several seconds, despite the brightness of the day. 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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Mercenaries
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Performed by Negative Trend
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The movie as a whole gets a 7.5, but Bishop of Battle gets a 9
4 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

The movie as a whole is worth watching, in any case, start to finish, but the Bishop of Battle clearly stands out.

Emilio Esteves and the entire supporting cast give excellent performances. The story is both fun and scary, and the soundtrack rules.

Favorite scene: In the arcade in the Mexican neighborhood.

Favorite line: "There IS a level 13. I heard some kid out in Jersey got it twice."


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