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Nightmare Beach (1989)

R | | Horror | 1990 (USA)
After a criminal motorcycle rider is put to death, he comes back from the dead to seek murderous revenge against the residents of a Florida town.

Directors:

James Justice (as Harry Kirkpatrick), Umberto Lenzi (as Harry Kirkpatrick)

Writers:

Umberto Lenzi (story) (as Harry Kirkpatrick), Vittorio Rambaldi (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas De Toth Nicolas De Toth ... Skip
Sarah Buxton ... Gail
Rawley Valverde Rawley Valverde ... Ronnie
Lance LeGault ... Rev. Bates
Michael Parks ... Doc Willet
John Saxon ... Strycher
Ben Stotes Ben Stotes ... Al
Kristy Lachance Kristy Lachance ... Lori
Gregg Todd Davis Gregg Todd Davis ... Ralph
Yamilet Hidalgo ... Trina
John Baldwin John Baldwin ... Mad John
Luis Valderrama Luis Valderrama ... Dawg (as Luis Valderama)
Fred Buch ... Mayor Loomis (as Fred Buck)
Debra Gallagher Debra Gallagher ... Rachael
Turk Harley Turk Harley ... Malcom
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Storyline

After a criminal motorcycle rider is put to death, he comes back from the dead to seek murderous revenge against the residents of a Florida town.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Welcome to Spring Break See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Umberto Lenzi, originally hired to direct, had a falling out with the producer just as production started and wanted to be taken off the film. He stated in a 1996 interview that he found the story "too similar to his earlier film Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (1972)" and decided before shooting began that his name would not appear on the film. Screenwriter Harry Kirkpatrick, also known as James Justice, was given the job of directing, and received sole directorial credit, though he convinced Lenzi to remain on the set in an uncredited advisory capacity throughout the entire production. For years, many horror film fans thought Harry Kirkpatrick was an alias for Lenzi, but Lenzi has stated in interviews that there really was a Harry Kirkpatrick who wrote & co-directed that film. He explained, "My contribution consisted solely of providing technical assistance. Nightmare Beach (1989) should be considered the work of Harry Kirkpatrick." See more »

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Referenced in Creaker (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

I Knew How to Rock
Written by Ron Bloom and Derek St. Holmes
Performed by Derek St. Holmes and Ron Bloom
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A guilty pleasure of mine
26 March 2003 | by Beast-5See all my reviews

I first saw this movie on USA UP ALL NIGHT as WELCOME TO SPRING BREAK. Normally,I don't like slasher flicks at all,but this film has a goofy sense of fun,as if it's making fun of itself. Running gags run rampant ("How 'bout them GATORS!?") and the acting is absolutely horrible. I found it to be an interesting,surreal film with beautiful scenery (check out the phosphate mine!) and laugh-out-loud moments,some of which are intentional.


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