Nightmares (1983)

Divided into four separate independent films originally made as a television pilot, Nightmares begins with "Terror in Topanga," a story about a young woman who goes out one night to buy a pack of cigarettes, knowing full well that… More

Directed By:
Rated: R
Running Time:
Release Date: September 2, 1983
DVD Release Date: August 24, 1999
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Available Online

Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Milne
Time Out

In general, though, the scripting is unimaginative, derivative, and desperately predictable.

Full review…
Staci Layne Wilson

Click to read the article.

Full review…
Janet Maslin
New York Times

Nothing spoils a horror story faster than a stupid victim. And Nightmares, an anthology of four supposedly scary episodes, has plenty of those.


Plenty of short-story-type twists ensure that the ensuing drama plays second fiddle to cheap, unsatisfying pay-offs.

Full review…
TV Guide

In this quartet of scary tales, two stories work and two don't.

Full review…
More reviews for Nightmares

Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Nightmares is a well constructed anthology horror film that is very well acted and directed by Joseph Sargent. The stories are pretty entertaining and are… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
A quartet of tales with a Nightmare theme! Terror in Topanga - standard "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" fare about a motorist on an empty country road,… More
Aj V
I saw most of this on TV one day a long time ago, I got to see the great part with Emilio Estevez and the video arcade! It was so cool, but I want to see the… More
Curtis Lilly
Pretty much a hot chick quits smoking, Emilio Estevez gets abducted by a video game, Lance Hendrixson kills satans truck with holy water and a family gets… More