Nightmares

Nightmares

Director: John D. Lamond

Cast: Jenny Neumann, Briony Behets, Gary Day

     
 
Jenny Neumann, star of the cult/trash classic Mistress of the Apes, stars in this slasher movie from director John D. Lamond. A little girl named Cathy tries to keep her mother from making out with a man while driving one day, and she inadvertently causes her mother's death in the ensuing crash. Sixteen years later, Cathy is now named Helen and has become a

Overview

Jenny Neumann, star of the cult/trash classic Mistress of the Apes, stars in this slasher movie from director John D. Lamond. A little girl named Cathy tries to keep her mother from making out with a man while driving one day, and she inadvertently causes her mother's death in the ensuing crash. Sixteen years later, Cathy is now named Helen and has become a psychotic actress. Since her mother died with a shard of glass in her throat, Helen begins hacking through the cast of her new play, "Comedy of Blood," in similar fashion.

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This Australian import might get the attention of horror fans because it is both bloodier and sexier than the average slasher film - which says a lot, given this subgenre's elements. Unfortunately, Nightmares is pretty lousy in most other areas. Colin Eggleston's script is shot through with flaws: the plot is even more logic-challenged than usual for a slasher flick, the characterizations range from annoying to repulsive and it is distressingly easy to guess who the killer is because there is no attempt made to create red herrings or mystery. John Lamond's direction benefits from some flashy Steadicam work but his direction of actors is flat-out awful (heroine Jenny Neumann's takes top dis-honors for her wide-eyed, teeth-gnashing theatrics) and his pacing is choppy, an element that is accentuated by a bizarre editing style that derails the film's tension with excessive, distracting fade-outs between scenes. The film does deliver plenty of blood and bare flesh to pander to the genre's less-demanding fans but even they'll find the film tough to get through. In short, Nightmares is one of the great duds of the slasher genre and is best left to completists.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/28/2011
UPC:
0030306117492
Original Release:
1980
Rating:
NR
Source:
Severin
Region Code:
0
Time:
1:20:00
Sales rank:
40,035

Special Features

Audio Commentary with Director John Lamond & Not Quite Hollywood Director Mark Hartley; ; A Brief History Of Slasher Films - Featurette; ; Theatrical Trailer; John Lamond Trailer Reel

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Nightmares
1. Behind the White Door [5:30]
2. Needle and the Damage [5:09]
3. The Audition [4:02]
4. Caught in the Act [6:11]
5. I Let Myself In [12:31]
6. Backstage Outrage [4:06]
7. Opening Night [5:16]
8. Reviewed [4:35]
9. Switching Sides [5:15]
10. Next Victim [5:57]
11. I'll Look After You [3:32]
12. Coitus Interruptus [5:44]
13. Back Stabbers [2:29]
14. Curtain Call [3:46]
15. Final Act [1:48]
16. Morning After [3:26]

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