Nightmares (1983)





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A tetralogy of terror involving a vicious video game, a satanic truck, a giant rodent and a maniacal murderer. Richard Masur, Cristina Raines, Emilio Estevez. Fred: Lance Henriksen. Claire: Veronica Cartwright. Mrs. Cooney: Mariclare Costello. Phil: Joe Lambie. Del Amo: Tony Plana. Brooke: Bridgette Andersen. Cooney: Louis Giambalvo. Sheriff: Timothy Scott. Joseph Sargent directed.

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Jeffrey Bloom, Cameron Crowe, Christopher Crowe
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On DVD: Aug 24, 1999
Universal Pictures



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Critic Reviews for Nightmares

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

In general, though, the scripting is unimaginative, derivative, and desperately predictable.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Nothing spoils a horror story faster than a stupid victim. And Nightmares, an anthology of four supposedly scary episodes, has plenty of those.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

In this quartet of scary tales, two stories work and two don't.

Full Review… | October 29, 2012
TV Guide's Movie Guide

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Full Review… | January 4, 2005

Plenty of short-story-type twists ensure that the ensuing drama plays second fiddle to cheap, unsatisfying pay-offs.

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

July 24, 2005

Audience Reviews for Nightmares

Nightmares is a well constructed anthology horror film that is very well acted and directed by Joseph Sargent. The stories are pretty entertaining and are fairly creepy in their tone and atmosphere. This is a far different anthology than Creepshow and it works well enough to keep the horror viewer entertained throughout due to its very good stories and immaculate directing. Some stories are a bit too short, and I think that the second one in particular could have been longer as I felt; there was a lot to offer. However despite this, this is a good film that ranks up there among the best horror anthologies. Like I said, this could have been a better movie, and it had the potential of being a memorable feature, but it offers only good entertainment that had plenty of potential to overcome its weaknesses. The stories are good, but there are things that could have been improved upon. However for what it is, this is a worthwhile anthology that is better than say Tales from the Darkside: The Movie, and follows the string of anthology films that has graced the genre of the 1980's. Of course Creepshow is a far better film, but Nightmares still gives you a great time for its hour and a half runtime despite its slightly underdeveloped ideas. You can just imagine how good this one could have been if the script would have been rewritten a few times. This is a film worth seeing for what it is, and it does manage to be quite good even if it is not memorable in the long run.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

I saw most of this on TV one day a long time ago, I got to see the great part with Emilio Estevez and the video arcade! It was so cool, but I want to see the rest of the movie!

Aj V

Super Reviewer


Pretty much a hot chick quits smoking, Emilio Estevez gets abducted by a video game, Lance Hendrixson kills satans truck with holy water and a family gets terrorized by the demon rodent. A lot like outer limits. Pretty fun.

Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

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