The film was shot with the working title Here's the Knife Dear: Now Use It. After a number of nightmares concerning her mother, whom she saw kill her father when she was young, the girl is sent home to her guardian, Attorney Henry Baxter. When the plot twists start, it's already pretty clear where the film is going, but the crafted psychological venom is fun to watch. They marry, but Grace begins believing that Henry is trying to drive her mad. However, it sometimes felt as though he was content just to leave us there. However, the work he did on the series revealed some of the elements of what would become a trademark style: an appreciation of ensemble performance, a restive mise-en-scène, a film noir-like use of light and shadow, and dissonant multi-track soundscapes and scoring.
The film also is trusting of its actors. While at home, nightmares plague her and the boundary between dreams and reality becomes skewed. The cast members mentioned above were in this; Carroll O'Connor and Andrew Duggan would have been the stars of the prospective series, playing the guys running a Chicago-based investigative unit. William McGivern is woefully neglected these days. Janet begins having more nightmares this time concerning an unknown woman with a scar and a birthday cake.
Has a nifty little ring to it. However, one of his episodes, Once Upon a Savage Night based on a novella, Killer on the Turnpike, by William P. This was the final film performance of American actor David Knight who subsequently focused on theatre work. The first part involves Janet and her crazed past. The difference was that Nightmare in Chicago started out life as a television program with everyone in the living room watching. Even myself being a fan of the extensive Hammer Horror catalog, was unaware of the film Nightmare 1964. As always, thanks and you're welcome.
Cannot truly comment on the because I am not sure what was trying to be portrayed. She kills the woman by stabbing her - the same way her mother killed her father. Meanwhile, Nightmare in Chicago drew critical fire with its bleak naturalism and family resemblance to the meaner exploitation films of the period, from sex-and-violence cheapies to no-grade horror movies. Hammer Horror often pumped out a lot of quick and cheap films, but many of them were quality and Nightmare falls in as one of those quality films. Nightmare is a good little thriller. Hammer suspense and psychological horror has a formula that may be a little foreign to those accustomed to traditional storylines. Janet is introduced to the woman at her birthday celebration.
The doc also contains clips from an archive interview with Jennie Linden. Some movies like Nightmare: Paranoiac 1963 , Hysteria 1965 , Deadly Dreams 1988 , Shockwave 2016 , Terrified 1995. It premiered a little earlier than that, however, in its home territory of the United Kingdom, on April 19 of '64. Hammer Films' Psychological Thrillers, 1950-1972. The film was released on 28 November 2016 in the United Kingdom on a disc. I think I've seen this story told a hundred times over mostly on Scooby-doo.
Her guardian Henry David Knight and nurse Grace Moira Redmond try to help her but she starts going mad. While both halves work they are not melded well enough to flow succinctly on screen. It dragged a little in the middle but I guess it was just resting up for more hysterical screaming. Christie was lined up to play Janet but dropped out for Billy Liar. The darkest black and white horror film you'll see after maybe Night of the Living Dead. With a nice twisting plot, Nightmare is a fun ride. At home, she is assigned a nurse.
Under the impression that Janet has escaped from the asylum, Grace stabs Henry to death, expecting Janet to be blamed. Amid all the noise and on-stage distractions, he chokes her with her own scarf while they make out in a corner. The plot does not suddenly go Tom Clancy on us. Flashbacks on top of flashbacks, one note unlikable characters and just poor plot structure overall. The black-and-white style of the film makes it more gothic and classic. But I had an enjoyable viewing so hope, you will find your updated viewing is too. Gibbs Irene Richmond , the housekeeper; and Grace Maddox Moira Redmond , an attractive nurse-companion hired by Henry.
Janet was born with a silver spoon in her mouth and spent much of her childhood happily on an estate in northern England. That said, he could play the game as needed and was as artful in getting his individual and idiosyncratic movies produced and to market as he was conceiving and creating them. Reply to: Non-stop Tolkien Yeah, for some reason Nightmare 1964 is a relatively rare film. If you would like to participate, you can edit one of the articles mentioned below, or visit the project page, where you can join the project and contribute to the to talk over new ideas and suggestions. Yet, when she was eight, her mother went mad and murdered her father. I did not get why what was going was in fact going on.
These scenes are strengthened by the fine work done by cinematographer John Wilcox, who deserves applause for creating some truly memorable and scary images during the course of this motion picture. Expelled from school because of the disturbance her persistent nightmares cause. Enjoys the art house but also isn't afraid to let in one or two popular movies at the same time. This is one of those films that gets better each time you see it. However, unlike Hitchcock this film was fairly predictable.
Henry's wife comes to tea, and because she seems to be the woman in Janet's nightmares, Janet stabs the woman to death and is promptly committed to an institution. I have to admit I was actually surprised by one or two events that I should have seen coming. The gore is mostly confined to blood pools and does not have much of a dramatic effect. Meanwhile, her guardian Henry and the nurse, who was disguised to look like the woman with a scar to drive Janet mad, celebrate the loss of Janet. This was a strange movie for Hammer--it wasn't shot in color and had no monsters. However, the two do not go unpunished. The list contains related movies ordered by similarity.