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A Daughter's Nightmare (2014)

TV-14 | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | TV Movie 3 May 2014
A daughter's life is sent into a tailspin when her mother falls victim to the charms of a seemingly innocent male friend with sinister intentions.

Director:

Vic Sarin

Writer:

Shelley Gillen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Osment ... Ariel
Paul Johansson ... Adam
Victoria Pratt ... Dana
Gregg Sulkin ... Ben
Richard Karn ... Cameron
Jaden Rain ... Brooks
Eric Breker ... Vic
Gabriela Zimmerman Gabriela Zimmerman ... Maria
Paul Jarrett ... Minister
Jennifer Kirkbride Jennifer Kirkbride ... Waitress
Alex Zahara ... Dr. Shwarzstein
Janet Anderson Janet Anderson ... Therapist
Peter Benson ... Dr. Logie
Roger Ward Roger Ward ... Pharmacist
Liam Caswell Liam Caswell ... Vet Technician
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Storyline

Soon after her father's death, college freshman Ariel learns her mother, Dana, has met Adam, a seemingly well-meaning and charming man at a grief support group. He claims to be a nurse, but the longer he hangs around the sicker and more isolated Dana becomes, even from Ariel. When Dana suddenly goes missing it's up to Ariel to discover the terrible truth of Adam's past before it is too late. Written by Anonymous

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Never trust the guy next door See more »


Certificate:

TV-14

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Daughter's Nightmare See more »

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Production Co:

Sepia Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The music of the hymn "No Regrets" was composed by Shane Harvey and the lyrics were written by the writer of the movie Shelley Gillen. See more »

Goofs

Pharmacies do not give out prescription information over the phone, it is confidential under the HIPPA law. As such, Ariel would have never learned about the prescription Adam picked up. See more »

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No Regrets
(Hymn)
Lyrics by Shelley Gillen
Music by Shane Harvey
Performed by Emily Osment
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Good Grief
14 June 2014 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

In a mournful opening scene, pretty blonde daughter Emily Osment (as Ariel Morgan) and likewise pretty blonde mom Victoria Pratt (as Dana) attend the funeral of their father and husband. Nearby, recent widower Paul Johansson (as Adam Smith) places flowers on his wife's grave. He has recently moved from Seattle into the neighborhood, with handsome stepson Gregg Sulkin (as Ben Woods). The younger man has bountiful lips and mismatched socks, which are noticed by Ms. Osment. They attend the same college. The sock notice given to Mr. Sulkin is one in a pattern of oddities which provide the most intrigue in this otherwise routine TV movie. You do get the feeling writer Shelley Gillen and director Vic Sarin are trying to make it interesting...

Another highlight is the color photography, also credited to Mr. Sarin. The attractive leading players are given good support, especially by veterinarian Richard Karn (as Cameron Morgan). The keenly observant neighbor kid, young Jaden Rain (as Brooks) seems to have some ties with the whole "A (family member)'s Nightmare" series, from Sarin and company. Alas, this story's weakness is difficult to overcome – the characters often lapse into amnesia. They don't seem to catch on to events, from scene to scene. Most irritating example of this is the Dixie Chicks "birthday concert" segment, which should have revealed something serious was amiss. Good thing mother and daughter don't investigate the mix-up, or we might have only half a movie.

***** A Daughter's Nightmare (5/3/14) Vic Sarin ~ Emily Osment, Victoria Pratt, Paul Johansson, Gregg Sulkin


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