Rent Nightmares Come at Night (1970)

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1h 24min
Rent Nightmares Come at Night (aka Les cauchemars naissent la nuit) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Zagreb, Yugoslavia - Cincia, a dancer in a nightclub, meets Anne, a sexy stripper. Anne moves into Cincia's apartment with the promise of becoming a star - before long a steamy relationship erupts between the two women. Haunted by bloody nocturnal visions, Anne fears she is going mad - her nightmares depict gruesome crime scenes where she may be the perpetrator! Dr Vigas is called in to examine and comfort her - but he fears for her mental health... Dreams and reality begin to blur - Is she imagining the coldblooded murders or actually committing them?!
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Karl Heinz Mannchen
Jesús Franco, Josyane Gibert
Les cauchemars naissent la nuit
Screen Entertainment
Liechtenstein, Thrillers
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Run Time:
84 minutes
English Dolby Digital 2.0
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
  • Interview with director Jess Franco
  • Eurocine - Eurotika documentary
  • Trailer
  • Soledad Miranda biography and filmography

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Reviews (1) of Nightmares Come at Night

Spoilers follow ... - Nightmares Come at Night review by NP

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Describing a Jess Franco directed film as a curio is like describing the sky as ‘a bit blue’. ‘Nightmares Come at Night’ – not one of the greatest titles – is either a hypnotic and sensual journey, or barely comprehensible, badly shot, softcore porn.

Susan Korda, or Soledad Miranda as she is better known, plays the air-headed girlfriend of ‘the neighbour’ in very brief scenes that don’t do her justice. Diana Lorys plays Anna de Istria, who is being driven out of her mind, or so it seems. Her friend Cynthia (Colette Giacobine) may or may not have something to do with this. The always brilliant Paul Muller plays Dr. Lucas, again pretty under-used. As the story goes, that is pretty much it – not that intricate plot contrivances usually bothered Franco too much.

The rest is much as expected – a fine, jazzy musical soundtrack, lots of swooping cameras and ‘deliberately’ blurred scenes, extravagantly made-up women and shifty men. It doesn’t, however, add anything new, horrific, or particularly interesting and so the attention tends to drift more than once before some answers are finally revealed at the end.

Perfunctory by Jess Franco’s standards. Not unenjoyable, but not very engaging either.

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