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Nightmares (Coll)
Actors: Cristina Raines, Joe Lambie, Anthony James, Clare Nono, Raleigh Bond
Director: Joseph Sargent
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
R     1999     1hr 39min

Fans of the Tales from the Crypt series and The Twilight Zone should appreciate this early-Eighties anthology of horror tales. "Terror in Topanga" is the tale of a woman terrorized by a maniac when she just has to make a ...  more »


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Actors: Cristina Raines, Joe Lambie, Anthony James, Clare Nono, Raleigh Bond
Director: Joseph Sargent
Creators: Gerald Perry Finnerman, Alan Barnette, Alex Beaton, Andrew Mirisch, Christopher Crowe, Jeffrey Bloom
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 08/24/1999
Original Release Date: 09/09/1983
Theatrical Release Date: 09/09/1983
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 39min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 15
Edition: Collector's Edition
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Jasmine K. (jazztastic) from SCRANTON, PA
Reviewed on 3/18/2009...
I saw this when I was younger and it scared the crap out of me. Mainly the last film, Night of the Rat. I remember that one and Bishop of Battle the most, and they both terrified me as a kid. Couldn't sleep for days. If you enjoy being scared and like horror, this collection of short films is definitely for you. Good luck finding a copy, though.
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Movie Reviews

Four Excellent Tales of Terror
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Great film...four wonderful tales...the best being the first tale "Terror in Topanga" with Christina a woman who goes out for cigarettes, and end up with a psychotic killer in the backseat...liked the urban legend. The second focuses on Emilo Estevez as a kid obssessed with the video game--The Bishop of Battle...and gets more than what he bargained for when he ends up in the game...the third about a priest who loses faith...and the last "Night of the Rat" a story of a family with a big problem in their home...a giant rat. Excellent title brought to you by the folks at Anchor Bay...Bringing you the highest quality products, usually movies we haven't seen on video in over a decade...and excellent concept bringing new life to obscure old favorites."
May your nightmares take you...
Draconis Blackthorne | The Haunted Noctuary | 01/17/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This presentation contains 4 chapters of shadowmantic horror. Immediately, we course through a darkened landscape cracking with magma, as if Hell is bursting up from beneath. We are met with two glowing red eyes staring deep into the soul. A splendid introduction.

Chapter One: Maniac.

A small suburban town is terrorized by a maniac lurking in the woods, preying upon unsuspecting girls. He has already struck twice, yet besides this nefarious news, a young woman ventures forth into the night to purchase cigarettes, a compulsion she cannot purge. To her annoyance and fear, she runs low on gas on the way back, and pulls into an isolated station, wherte she is met by a qiet attendant, who serves as her savior when the said deranged lunatic appears from the back seat. There is a delightful twist, as one assumes the violator to be the gaspumper, only to become her savior in the end, when the true maniac attacks.

Chapter Two: Videogames.

A crafty teenager proficient at the playing of videogames uses the Art of Deception to gain some well-earned money from a cavalcade of gangscum who initially saw him as prey - but it turns out that it was he who was the hunter, who then makes a hasty retreat back to his own environment from the delapidated garbage low town.

He becomes obsessed with a particular game, and is determined to defeat the alien personage displayed therein. His obsession leads him to excel the levels of electronic battle, until he finally reaches the previously seemingly unobtainable 13th level which became a crossover from the 2nd dimension into the 3rd. He must also do physical battle with the various nemesi therein, until final victory laboriously obtained, only now, he becomes the guide to others seeking the mysterious 13th level......

Chapter Three: The Benediction.

Of the four chapters, this is this writer's favorite. A priest {who will be recognized as the actor from 'Millenium'}, stressed by the various funerary occurrences taking place in his parish, just becomes sick and tired of it all, and decides to leave his church somewhere out in he desert. He packs his bags, and embarks upon a journey that willlead him into a confrontation with The Devil Himself, who persues him sadistically within a sinister black car, complete with tinted windows and an inverse cross hanging from the review mirror. Nice touch.

Chapter Four: Night of The Rat.

A well-to-do couple experience the toils of vermin infestation so saturated, that they know no peace. It eventually is revealed that this particular breed of rat is surnamed "The Devil Rat", and it takes the wise efforts of a seasoned kind-hearted occultist to alleviate the problem, but not without a tragic end.
Nightmares is an enjoyable film in regeur of Creepshow, with one horror leading to another. The storyteller is the dark subconcious, and the bonfire is the flame of fear. Recommended entertainment."
sexylove | NEVADA | 09/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Nightmares is a great horror story flick and each story is different and untique and has a great cast to go along with it!!!! If you a fan of Tales from the Crypt and Tales from the Darkside and Twilight Zone then you should check this movie out!!!!!! You have a maniac after this woman which is on her way to get some smokes and then you have a kid that loves video games and the game takes over his life and last,but not least a giant sized rat that is terrorizes this family!!!!! I love my 80's horror flicks and this one is no different and its a must watch movie so go out and rent it tonight!!!!!!"