Nightmares 39 years old

Nightmares... is this year's sleeper.


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.


Nightmares Cast

Name Character
Veronica Cartwright She was 34, now 73 years old as Claire Houston (segment "Night of the Rat")
Lance Henriksen He was 43, now 82 years old as MacLeod (segment "The Benediction")
Tony Plana He was 31, now 70 years old as Father Luis Del Amo (segment "The Benediction")
Emilio Estevez He was 21, now 60 years old as J.J. Cooney (segment "Bishop of Battle")
Richard Masur He was 34, now 74 years old as Steven Houston (segment "Night of the Rat")
William Sanderson He was 39, now 78 years old as Gas station attendant (segment "Terror in Topanga") (uncredited)
Billy Jayne He was 14, now 53 years old as Zock (segment "Bishop of Battle")
Mariclare Costello She was 47, now 86 years old as Adele Cooney (segment "The Bishop of Battle")
Moon Unit Zappa She was 15, now 55 years old as Pamela (segment "Bishop of Battle")
Robin Gammell He was 46, now 86 years old as The Bishop (segment "The Benediction")
Lee Ving He was 33, now 72 years old as William Henry Glazier (segment "Terror in Topanga") (as Lee James Jude)
Cristina Raines She was 31, now 70 years old as Lisa the Wife (segment "Terror in Topanga")
Joe Lambie as Phil the Husband (segment "Terror in Topanga")
Louis Giambalvo He was 38, now 77 years old as Jerry Cooney (segment "The Bishop of Battle")
Bridgette Andersen She was 8, 21 years old when she died as Brooke Houston (segment "Night of the Rat")
Albert Hague He was 62, 81 years old when he died as Mel Keefer (segment "Night of the Rat")

Nightmares Crew

Name Department
Dean Mitzner as Production Design. Art
Anita Dann as Casting. Production
Michael Brown as Editor. Editing
Craig Safan as Original Music Composer. He was 34 (now 73) years old Sound
Christopher Crowe as Producer. He was 35 (now 74) years old Production
Christopher Crowe as Writer. He was 35 (now 74) years old Writing
Gerald Perry Finnerman as Director of Photography. Camera
Jeffrey Bloom as Writer. He was 38 (now 77) years old Writing
Mario DiLeo as Director of Photography. Camera
Nightmares poster
Nightmares (39 years)

Nightmares... is this year's sleeper.

  • Release day: Friday, September 02, 1983
  • Runtime: 99 minutes
  • Revenue: 6670680.00