Nightmare (Here's the Knife, Dear: Now Use It) (1964)





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Janet is a young student at a private school; her nights are troubled by horrible dreams in which she sees her mother, who is in fact locked in an insane asylum, haunting her. Expelled because of her persistent nightmares, Janet is sent home where the nightmares continue.
Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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David Knight
as Henry Baxter
Irene Richmond
as Mrs. Gibbs
Clytie Jessop
as Woman in White
Hedger Wallace
as Sir Dudley
Isla Cameron
as Mother
Elizabeth Dear
as Janet as a Child
John Welsh
as Doctor
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Critic Reviews for Nightmare (Here's the Knife, Dear: Now Use It)

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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
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August 19, 2005

Superior Hammer non-horror thriller.

February 18, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Apesar da obviedade da primeira parte da trama, a segunda metade traz boas reviravoltas e consegue surpreender o espectador (mesmo que o roteiro seja claramente inspirado em As Diabólicas).

September 9, 2003
Cinema em Cena

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Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for Nightmare (Here's the Knife, Dear: Now Use It)


A decent thriller from Hammer, even if they have done more interesting films. It does get dull at times, but it has a great build-up, and a decent pay-off. It doesn't get too exciting until the last act, but it's more than enough.

Wes Shad
Wes Shad

An okay thriller with a nice little twist or two. About halfway through, the main character "Janet" delivers quite a shock that changes the direction of the movie entirely. As the Baxter and Grace relationship falls apart quickly, it created some very nice tension. I thought the ending was a bit of a stretch, but as a tale of revenge it works.

Whit whitsbrain
Whit whitsbrain

Another Hammer Collection Film. This movie is as good as any Hitchcock feature. About a young girl whose mother killed her fatter because she was insane from dreams she was having, now the daughter is having the same dreams and seeing people, or is someone driving her deeper into insanity. A twisted suspense film with as many twist and turns as any mountain road. 4 stars.

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

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