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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.

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Cast

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
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Storyline

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

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Horror

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Agonia See more »

Filming Locations:

Cleburne, Texas, USA See more »

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Budget:

$56,000 (estimated)
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The killer is based on a real-life female serial killer named Jane Toppan (1857-1938) a Boston-born nurse whom murdered at least 30 people (mostly hospital patients) in the New England area from the mid-1880s to 1901. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Wayne Holcomb: I just know Hallowe'en is a bad time for her.
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Andrew Magnus credited as Holistic CPA See more »

Connections

References From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Goodbye
Performed by The Nightmare Ensemble
Arrangement by Roy Baker
Produced by Daryl Wood
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A lot of clichés, but somewhat scary and ok entertainment!
30 January 2002 | by TellurianSee all my reviews

When I read the plot for the movie my expectations where pretty high. A bunch of people confessing their worst nightmares to a radio station and then having to live through these nightmares because a psycho murderer overheard their confessions. Wow, I thought this sounded cool, but it wasn't. Well, ok you get scared a bunch of times in the movie, but what really annoyed me is the way the movie is carried out. The scary feel of the movie never comes out due to the tempo of the movie and the constant switching of scenery from scary to safe. I want more scary and less safe! But hey, I think you should see it anyway as it might scare you, and that is what the movie is all about. My rating: 5 out of 10


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