A mental-patient, who is troubled with horrible nightmares, has escaped from his hospital. Now on the streets he can't help killing innocent people. But there is one family he is more than interested in and when he tries to kill them, he finds that it's not that easy.
If you were terrified by "Dawn of the Dead" & "Friday the 13th" you must see NIGHTMARE
Tom Savini is credited as the film's make-up effects artist. In fact he was only a consultant and threatened to sue over the use of his name to promote the film. Some video prints still bear Savini's credit as "Effects Director". The effects were actually created by Ed French.
Banned as a Video Nasty in the UK during the 1980s.
Came to attention of the British censors as a video nasty in the early 1980s mainly because of several gimmicks, which included providing a vomit bag with the video and a competition to guess the weight of a 'brain' in a jar.
The film's original UK distributor was sent to prison for releasing an unapproved version.