Nightmare

  • 1981
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Horror

Given its earnest claims to Freudian psychological complexity, this pretentious gorefest (recipient of a self-imposed X rating) would be laughable if it weren't so repulsive. Stafford is a New York mental patient who, as a kid, witnessed his father and his father's mistress participating in violent sexual acts and was so shaken that he later hacked them...read more

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Given its earnest claims to Freudian psychological complexity, this pretentious gorefest (recipient of a self-imposed X rating) would be laughable if it weren't so repulsive. Stafford is a New York mental patient who, as a kid, witnessed his father and his father's mistress participating

in violent sexual acts and was so shaken that he later hacked them to pieces with an axe. He is put on antipsychotic drugs to calm his homicidal tendencies; but when they wear off, George kills a woman for her car and drives to Florida to terrorize his ex-wife (Smith) and her new family. The ads

for this totally reprehensible film boasted gore effects by expert Savini, who claimed to have been no more than a consultant and threatened to sue. The advertising was altered pronto. In reality, the gore effects were handled by the inept French (BREEDERS, 1986). The participation of director

Scavolini, a former adult filmmaker, ensured that this would be a sleazebag production from start to finish.

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  • Released: 1981
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Given its earnest claims to Freudian psychological complexity, this pretentious gorefest (recipient of a self-imposed X rating) would be laughable if it weren't so repulsive. Stafford is a New York mental patient who, as a kid, witnessed his father and his… (more)

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