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Nightmares 1983 123movies

Nightmares 1983 123movies

Nightmares... is this year's sleeper.Sep. 02, 198399 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A collection of short stories. In one a woman who leaves her house late at night to drive to the store while a killer is loose encounters some problems. In the second an arcade whiz kid’s obsession with a game leads to deadly consequences. In the third a small town priest loses his faith and decides to leave town, but in the desert is stalked by a mysterious black pick-up truck. In the final story, a family’s problem with a rat is larger than they think.
Plot: A collection of short stories. In one a woman who leaves her house late at night to drive to the store while a killer is loose encounters some problems. In the second an arcade whiz kid’s obsession with a game leads to deadly consequences. In the third a small town priest loses his faith and decides to leave town, but in the desert is stalked by a mysterious black pick-up truck. In the final story, a family’s problem with a rat is larger than they think.
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corny, dated but still fun cult horror anthology from Universal
Directed by Joseph Sargent, it’s split into 4 unconnected stories: 1) “Terror in Topanga” offers up that old chestnut about a dark night and an escaped killer on the prowl. Featuring Christina Raines and William Sanderson. 2) “The Bishop of Battle” stars Emilio Estevez as a video game expert determined to get to the final level on a new arcade game. Careful what you wish for! Also with Moon Unit Zappa. 3) “The Benediction” is a Duel take-off with Lance Henriksen as a priest who has lost his faith and may have run into the devil in the form of a menacing black truck on the highway. 4) “Night of the Rat” features a suburban family terrorized by, you guessed it, rats. With Richard Masur and Veronica Cartwright.

The effects are chintzy (including some very early computer effects), and a lot of it is one-note. But there’s a camp charm to it, and it makes good viewing for those in the mood for some cheesy but not ghastly frights. Featuring some early 80’s punk music by the likes of X, Black Flag, and Fear.

Review By: AlsExGal Rating: 6 Date: 2017-12-09
Charming quartet of TV-caliber horror shorts
“Nightmares” is one of the lesser-known anthology horror films to emerge in the 1980s, and it’s not surprising given the project’s atypical fruition; made up of four segments, the film was essentially a way for Universal Pictures to recoup money from leftover segments of the television series “Darkroom” which was canceled by ABC in 1982. The four segments featured in the film had originally been intended for the series, but were left in the dark when the show was canceled. With bits of additional footage (mainly violence) added to plump up the segments, we get “Nightmares”.

Segment one, “Terror in Topanga,” stars Cristina Raines (of “The Sentinel”) as a chain-smoking California housewife who runs out late at night for a carton of cigarettes; meanwhile, a murderous lunatic is on the loose. Smart move. This segment takes a jab at the classic “man in the back seat” urban legend, which would later make for the opening scene of 1998’s teen slasher “Urban Legend” (I have to wonder if this film served as inspiration, to be honest). While this segment seems to get a fair amount of dislike from audiences, I have to say that it’s actually my favorite. The story itself is classic, and there are some genuinely scary moments in this. It’s a bit anticlimactic, sure, but Raines is great on screen, and the late-night convenient store run gone horribly awry is both relatable and scary.

Segment two, “Bishop of Battle,” stars Emilio Estivez as an arcade game addict who is obsessed with reaching the mythical level 13 of the titular arcade game— little does he know that level 13 is far more real than he could ever imagine. Boasting some “Tron”-era special effects, this story is silly but perhaps the most memorable of the bunch, and highlights include Estevez’s constant rocking out with his portable cassette player, and the haunting voice-over of the digital antagonist. The final scene is clever, outrageous, and still somehow unsettling at the same time.

This is followed by “The Benediction,” which has Lance Henriksen as a fallen priest who leaves his Southern desert parish after renouncing the church. The problem? A pickup truck driven by Satan is on his tail. There are some great sequences in this one, including car chases and trucks emerging from under the ground. Henriksen’s performance is great here and, although it’s not even slightly scary, it’s an entertaining ride. Comparison’s to Stephen King’s “Duel” are apt.

The final segment, “Night of the Rat,” stars Veronica Cartwright as a suburban housewife who seems to be battling a gigantic rat in her home— it tears apart the house, kills the family cat, and one night, attempts to kill the family. While this segment is inarguably the most ridiculous of the four, it’s actually a joy to watch. Cartwright is perfectly cast here and the silliness of the story is overshadowed by the level of engagement with the audience. The special effects with the blown-up, screaming mouse at the end are laughable, but how often do you see that on film? That’s right, never.

Throughout each of the “Nightmares” we have here, the television production qualities shine through, but this is part of what I think makes the film so charming; it belonged on the small screen, but somehow, even gathered together as a feature film, it’s still a delight to watch— kind of like a gift bag marathon of cheap ’80s TV movies that get screened around Halloween time. Each segment also seems to end with some sort of moralist lesson; for Cristina Raines, it’s “smoking kills”; for Estevez, it’s the slippery slope forewarning of a technology-obsessed culture; for Henriksen, it’s that good and evil do exist; and for Cartwright, it’s that… well, I suppose even oversized rats have feelings, too.

Overall, I’d recommend “Nightmares” to fans of aforementioned ’80s television films, as that’s really the core audience here; stringent horror fans may be disappointed by the relative lack of scares or violence. The film is remarkably difficult to find which is unfortunate. I had to spend a pretty penny just to get a copy of Anchor Bay’s now-fifteen year old DVD, as it looks like this film may not be re-released anytime soon, if ever. It’s not a standout film by any means, but it’s a charming piece of oddball ’80s nostalgia that deserves a bit more. Bottom line: If you’re up for a large dose of the TV horror of “The Breakfast Club” era, tune in; it’s just like those mediocre but deliciously entertaining midnight specials of your childhood. 7/10.

Review By: drownnnsoda Rating: 7 Date: 2014-08-18

Other Information:

Original Title Nightmares
Release Date 1983-09-02
Release Year 1983

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 39 min (99 min)
Budget 0
Revenue 6670680
Status Released
Rated R
Genre Horror, Sci-Fi
Director Joseph Sargent
Writer Christopher Crowe, Jeffrey Bloom
Actors Cristina Raines, Joe Lambie, Anthony James
Country United States
Awards 1 win & 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Website N/A


Technical Information:

Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm

Nightmares 1983 123movies
Nightmares 1983 123movies
Original title Nightmares
TMDb Rating 5.7 56 votes

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