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Nightmares (1983)
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Nightmares (1983) Four horror tales based on urban legends. The first story 'Terror in Topanga', has a smoking addict going out to buy some cigarettes despite there being a killer in the neighborhood. The second story 'Bishop of Battle', has a teenager who becomes so good at a video game, that the game comes to life to collect him. The third story, 'The Benediction' (based on Steven Spielberg's 'Duel') has a priest whom has lost his faith, leaving his monastery and stalked on the road by a black pick-up truck from hell, literally. The fourth story 'Night of the Rat', (loosely based on 'Poltergeist') has a couple, along with their young daughter, battling a giant rat living in their suburban home.

Movie Tagline:
Nightmares... is this year's sleeper.

Title: Nightmares
Release Date: September 02, 1983
Runtime: 99 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 5.3
Buried.com Rating: 6.3 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With N

MPAA Rating: R

Joseph Sargent

Cristina Raines ...Lisa the Wife (segment Terror in Topanga)
Joe Lambie ...Phil the Husband (segment Terror in Topanga)
Anthony James ...Store Clerk (segment Terror in Topanga)
Clare Nono ...Mori the Newswoman (segment Terror in Topanga)
Raleigh Bond ...Norman, a Neighbor (segment Terror in Topanga)
Robert Phelps ...Newsman (segment Terror in Topanga)
Dixie Lynn Royce ...Little Girl (segment Terror in Topanga)
Lee Ving ...William Henry Glazier (segment Terror in Topanga)...
Emilio Estevez ...J.J. Cooney (segment Bishop of Battle)
Mariclare Costello ...Adele Cooney (segment Bishop of Battle)
Louis Giambalvo ...Jerry Cooney (segment Bishop of Battle)
Moon Unit Zappa ......
Billy Jayne ...Zock Maxwell (segment Bishop of Battle) (as Billy...
Joshua Grenrock ...Willie (segment Bishop of Battle)
Gary Cervantes ...Mazenza (segment Bishop of Battle)
C. Stewart Burnes ...Root (segment Bishop of Battle)
Andre Diaz ...Pedro (segment Bishop of Battle)
Rachel Goslins ...Phyllis (segment Bishop of Battle)
Joel Holman ...Z-Man (segment Bishop of Battle)
Christopher Bubetz ...Jeffrey (segment Bishop of Battle)
Rudy Negrete ...Emiliano (segment Bishop of Battle)
James Tolkan ...Voice of The Bishop (segment Bishop of Battle)...
Lance Henriksen ...MacLeod (segment The Benediction)
Tony Plana ...Father Luis Del Amo (segment The Benediction)
Timothy Scott ...Highway Patrolman (segment The Benediction)
Robin Gammell ...The Bishop (segment The Benediction)
Rose Mary Campos ...Mother (segment The Benediction) (as Rose Marie...
Richard Masur ...Steven Houston (segment Night of the Rat)
Veronica Cartwright ...Claire Houston (segment Night of the Rat)
Bridgette Andersen ...Brooke Houston (segment Night of the Rat)

» [more cast members]

Alan Barnette
Alex Beaton
Christopher Crowe
Andrew Mirisch

Jeffrey Bloom
Christopher Crowe

Craig Safan

Movie Soundtrack(s):
"Let's Have a War"
"I Don't Care About You"
"Louie Louie"

More Movie Taglines:
  • Nightmares... is this year's sleeper.
  • You'll Never Be the Same
  • Each summer one film opens that you've never heard of... and that you'll never forget.
  • Four of your worst NIGHTMARES come true.
Movie Quote(s):
  • [repeated line] Bishop: Greetings, Earthling. I am the Bishop of Battle, master of all I survey. I have 13 progressively harder levels. Try me if you dare.
Movie Trivia:
  • Originally made for network television, but deemed "too intense." Extra footage was added and it was released theatrically.
  • The computer game sequences in this part of the film were generated on an ACS1200 and cost so much that it nearly bankrupted production.
  • Emilio Estevez went through a two week training course with the NYPD on gun use to train for his battle scenes when the computer-generated enemies entered the real world.
  • Lee Ving, lead singer of punk band Fear, appears in the segment, "Terror in Topanga." One of the songs that Emilio Estevez listens to in the segment "Bishop of Battle" is "I Love Livin' in the City" by Fear.
  • These stories were originally written and filmed for the anthology series "Darkroom" (1981). They were deemed too intense by Universal and thus culled into an anthology film for theatrical release.
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