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Divided into four separate independent films originally made as a television pilot, Nightmares begins with "Terror in Topanga," a story about a young woman who goes out one night to buy a pack of cigarettes, knowing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

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 2, 1983
DVD Release Date: August 24, 1999
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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Milne
Time Out

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

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Staci Layne Wilson

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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.

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TV Guide

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 32% 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