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American Nightmare (2002)

R | | Horror | Video 29 January 2002
A deranged female serial killer stalks seven young people whom phone a radio call-in show to discuss their darkest fears and a night-long game of cat-and-mouse is put into motion by the darkly sinister-looking murderess.


Jon Keeyes


Jon Keeyes

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Debbie Rochon ... Jane Toppan
Brandy Little ... Jessie McClain
Johnny Sneed ... Wayne Holcomb
Chris Ryan Chris Ryan ... Caligari
Robert McCollum ... Tony Collins
Kristin McCollum Kristin McCollum ... Cynthia Collins
Heather Haase Heather Haase ... Melanie Ryan
Kenyon Holmes Kenyon Holmes ... Bruce Miller
Rebecca Stacey Rebecca Stacey ... Misty McClain
Kimberly Grant ... Trisha McClain (as Kimberly Deanne Morgan)
Hayden Tweedie ... Deanna
Scott Phillips Scott Phillips ... Rick
Brinke Stevens ... Lisa
Michael H. Price Michael H. Price ... Stan
Jessica Reed Jessica Reed ... Leanne


On Halloween, seven friends call the American Nightmare pirate radio show to confess their fears. Unbeknownst to them, a serial killer is listening. Before the night is over, they will discover that their confessions have ignited a psychological game of cat-and-mouse with a killer intent on delivering their fears upon them. Written by Rick-25

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One Night, Seven Friends Confess Their Fears...... To A Killer



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/terror, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Agonia See more »

Filming Locations:

Cleburne, Texas, USA See more »


Box Office


$56,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Chris Ryan, who plays radio DJ Caligari, is a real-life radio DJ for KEGL in Dallas, Texas. Much of his DJ ranting was adlibbed. See more »


When Jessie backs away from the door after looking out at the person in the yard, a large strip of gaffer tape is visible on the door frame that was not there previously. See more »


[Stan hands Jessie his business card]
Jessie McClain: Lou Cifer? Oh! Lucifer! That's cool!
Stan: Well, you know every attorney is a devil in disguise.
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Crazy Credits

Andrew Magnus credited as Holistic CPA See more »


Referenced in Something to Scream About (2003) See more »


Humanoids from the Deep
Written by Lyle Blackburn, ASCAP
Performed by Kill Creeps
Courtesy of Angry Planet Records
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Cheaply made cheap looking slasher is nonetheless effective
27 March 2014 | by VideoEmbolismSee all my reviews

This movie is cheap. It looks cheap and everything in it has a cheap feel which is okay because it actually isn't that bad when the killing starts. A bunch of college-aged kids sitting around a restaurant hear a a talk- show that is evil or something. Soon enough, based on what that talk-show is saying a sadistic killer starts killing off the kids in brutal and sadistic ways. The woman who plays the killer is very evil, very mean and very convincing despite being in a cheap-looking movie and basically carries the whole movie on her evil kills which make the college kids suffer in nasty ways. That's about it. It has something of a great twist ending and then it is over. I liked it. But the real question is will you? Guess you'll just have to find out. If you don't find out then you're fated to die a horrible nasty death like the characters in the movie. Trust me, you're mom told me.

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