Review: Nightmares (1980)

Sex, shattered glass and bloodshed from down under.

dvd“NIGHTMARES”
1980
Thriller/Slasher
Australia

Director: John Lamond
Stars: Jenny Neumann, Gary Sweet, Nina Landis
Distributor: Severin
Runtime: 80 mins
DVD REGION ALL

“You killed your mother!”

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Young 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 car crash. 16 years later, Cathy has changed her name to Helen and has become a psychotic actress. Things are going fine until horrible things starts to happened with the cast of her new play. She’s now haunted by nightmares about herself as a murderer.

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Brian May’s intense score doesn’t help much. A mediocre slasher from Australia with a plot that’s thinner than a tapeworm. The killings and the sleaze are pretty decent, but the shallow characters and bad acting ruined much of it. Still I got a little bit of tits and blood, and went to bed happy.

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The Severin dvd includes a slasher featurette, that I’ll probably check out later, audio commentary and some trailers

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