Nightmares (1983)

Nightmares... is this year's sleeper.

  • Genre: Science Fiction, Horror
  • Release Date: 1983-09-02
  • User Rating: 5.5/10 from 39 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 39min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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From 39 Ratings


A collection of short stories. In one a woman who leaves her house late at night to drive to the store while a killer is loose encounters some problems. In the second an arcade whiz kid's obsession with a game leads to deadly consequences. In the third a small town priest loses his faith and decides to leave town, but in the desert is stalked by a mysterious black pick-up truck. In the final story, a family's problem with a rat is larger than they think.

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  • Cristina Raines

    as Lisa the Wife (segment "Terror in Topanga")
  • Emilio Estevez

    as J.J. Cooney (segment "Bishop of Battle")
  • Lance Henriksen

    as MacLeod (segment "The Benediction")
  • Richard Masur

    as Steven Houston (segment "Night of the Rat")
  • Veronica Cartwright

    as Claire Houston (segment "Night of the Rat")
  • Moon Unit Zappa

    as Pamela (segment "Bishop of Battle")
  • Tony Plana

    as Father Luis Del Amo (segment "The Benediction")
  • Joe Lambie

    as Phil the Husband (segment "Terror in Topanga")
  • Robin Gammell

    as The Bishop (segment "The Benediction")
  • Bridgette Andersen

    as Brooke Houston (segment "Night of the Rat")
  • Albert Hague

    as Mel Keefer (segment "Night of the Rat")
  • Lee Ving

    as William Henry Glazier (segment "Terror in Topanga") (as Lee James Jude)
  • Mariclare Costello

    as Adele Cooney (segment "The Bishop of Battle")
  • Louis Giambalvo

    as Jerry Cooney (segment "The Bishop of Battle")
  • William Sanderson

    as Gas station attendant (segment "Terror in Topanga") (uncredited)
  • Billy Jayne

    as Zock (segment "Bishop of Battle")
Art Dean Mitzner Production Design
Directing Joseph Sargent Director
Editing Michael Brown Editor
Production Anita Dann Casting
Production Christopher Crowe Producer
Writing Christopher Crowe Writer
Sound Craig Safan Original Music Composer
Production Alan Barnette Associate Producer
Camera Gerald Perry Finnerman Director of Photography
Writing Jeffrey Bloom Writer
Camera Mario DiLeo Director of Photography
Production Alex Beaton Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Nancy McArdle Costume Design
Editing Rod Stephens Editor
Production Andrew Mirisch Executive Producer
Art Lee Poll Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Nick Mezzanotti Costume Design