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Nightmares (Stage Fright) (1980)





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Jenny Neumann, star of the cult/trash classic Mistress of the Apes, stars in this slasher movie from director John D. Lamond. A little girl named Cathy tries to keep her mother from making out with a man while driving one day, and she inadvertently causes her mother's death in the ensuing crash. Sixteen years later, Cathy is now named Helen and has become a psychotic actress. Since her mother died with a shard of glass in her throat, Helen begins hacking through the cast of her new play, "Comedy of Blood," in similar fashion. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

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Forgotten horror gem, Nightmares aka Stage Fright is a fun, entertaining little flick from down under. I really enjoyed this tense chiller, and it is a film that is well acted, and it boasts the right amount of thrills, mixed with good storytelling. I found this film to be underrated, and it deserved much more praise that it has received. Sure, it's a film that lacks at times, but overall, it's a pleasant forgotten gem for genre fans. The story is good, and there are effective moments that really elevate the film in terms of a cult picture. For viewers that enjoy a good horror tale, Nightmares is a pleasant film to watch, but at times you see that the film should have been improved upon in some areas. This is an entertaining picture worth seeing and it's a forgotten genre film worth rediscovering. There are aspects of the film that don't stand out, but there are enough effective moments to make this a good film for horror enthusiasts. The genre of ozploitation has had plenty of memorable pictures that have been made, and this one is one of the more underrated ones that I have seen. The film is far from perfect, but it manages to keep you entertained from start to finish. For a forgotten gem of Australian cinema, Nightmares is a fun picture that is a thrilling, worthwhile film if you enjoy this genre. Aussie horror films are very good and they display a certain character that isn't found in any other horror film. With Nightmares we get that vibe and it is a flawed, but nonetheless good film worth seeing if you enjoy a good roller coaster ride of terror. This is one of those films that is better than expected.

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