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Nightwish (1989)

A professor and four graduate students journey to a house in the mountains to investigate paranormal activities, but the experiment goes awry after an alien entity starts attacking them.

Director:

Bruce R. Cook

Writer:

Bruce R. Cook
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Cast

Cast overview:
Brian Thompson ... Dean
Jack Starrett ... Professor
Elizabeth Kaitan ... Donna
Alisha Das Alisha Das ... Kim
Clayton Rohner ... Jack
Artur Cybulski Artur Cybulski ... Bill
Robert Tessier ... Stanley
Tom Dugan ... Wendall
Gayle Vance Gayle Vance ... Fruit Stand Lady
John Hayden John Hayden ... Fruit Stand Boy
Jared Coulter Jared Coulter ... Ghost Boy
Kazuko Ohashi Kazuko Ohashi ... Slug Girl#1
Elizabeth Hegyes Elizabeth Hegyes ... Slug Girl#2
Joanne House Joanne House ... Title Sequence Model
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Storyline

Grad students and their apparently unbalanced professor gather in a remote cabin to document some supernatural goings-on. Before long, people are going insane, hallucinations are popping up all over the place, and nobody's entirely sure what's real and what's not. Written by Brian J. Wright <bjwright@acs.ucalgary.ca>

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In your dreams no one can hear you Scream.

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Trivia

The location for the cabin was a ranch in California. Moreover, a lot of the interiors were filmed on sets built in a warehouse. See more »

Goofs

Clayton Rohner's character Jack has part of his right hand ring finger cut off, only to have his left hand bandage in the next scene and his properly injured hand bandaged in the scene after that. See more »

Quotes

Dean: The highway's mine.
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Connections

References Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) See more »

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Nightwish
Written and Performed by Phil Davies and Mark Ryder
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night of oddity
5 October 2011 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

You gotta give "Nightwish" credit for originality. It depicts some college students who go to a cabin for an experiment, and get more than they bargained for. It does have the sorts of thing that one can expect in this sort of movie, but the scene with the tunnels was the really cool part. The professor looked kind of like Christoph Waltz.

I guess that, once you get beyond the whole horror plot, the movie deals with the human subconscious (along with conspiracy theories about aliens). "Nightwish" is mostly your typical horror flick, but does contain some original stuff. It's definitely fun to watch.

So remember what Wendell and Stanley said.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 1990 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Nightwish See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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