Nightmares (Stage Fright) Reviews
The story of a frigid theater star who is still scarred by her involvement in her mother's death, we follow her into a new production as those around her begin to turn up dead. Oh, and there's some world class nudity in here as well, so don't watch it with the kiddos.
Fun stuff, well worth tracking down.
Cathy is eventually blamed by her father for her mother's death. Many years go by and she still has nightmares, not of the crash itself, something more elaborate and symbolic in nature. It's hard exactly to pinpoint what her recurring nightmare represents. I think it deals with her trying to escape from her father who blames her for her mother's death and escaping from what she saw that being her mother kissing another man.
Years later, she changes her name to Helen and auditions to star in a play. Something about how death is suppose to be funny. Anyways, she gets a part and while she's around someone who likes to use sharp broken glass as their weapon of choice stalks everyone that is associated with the play. That's pretty much it.
The film tries to convince us that maybe Helen had a twin sister named Cathy, but that isn't very reassuring since you know that Helen is really Cathy to begin with. Hard to fool us at that. She's mainly schizophrenic at best. I kind of liked the mood this film was going for in the beginning. It's an Australian horror picture with a few interesting moments, but nothing substantial enough to require a 2nd or 3rd viewing. It would've been nice if it tried to elaborate more with the character Cathy and her Nightmares. That stuff was interesting.
Overall, a minor slasher film that could actually use a remake.