1964 BBFC Cert. “X”


Having witnessed her mother murdering her father, Janet has visions that she will also become a murderer confined to a lunatic asylum. Can her appointed guardian Henry, and his lover Grace, manipulate her to kill Henry’s wife?

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Production Details

A Hammer film production released by Universal Pictures
Copyright MCMLXIII Universal Pictures Company Incorporated – All rights reserved
MPAA Approved Certificate No. 20455

The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious and any similarity to the name, character, or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional

RCA Sound Recording
Produced at Bray Studios, England
Black & White 83 mins

Filming Began: 19th April 1960
UK Release: 29th September 1961

Bray Studios, Down Place, Oakley Green, Berkshire

Wargrave Station, Station Road, Wargrave, Berkshire
Oakley Court Hotel, Windsor Road, Oakley Green, Windsor, Berkshire – Exterior scenes

Stills from film

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Cast & Crew

Red = Uncredited

Original Poster
Nightmare 1964

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Released as a support to Hammer’s “The Evil of Frankenstein” in 1964, this film is noted for its atmospheric title sequence where the credits appear throughout a protracted stagger around a dank asylum.

George A. Cooper also appeared for Hammer as Doug Savage in “Hell is a City” (1960) and as the landlord in “Dracula Has Risen from the Grave” (1968). His notable TV work includes the part of Mr Griffiths – the caretaker in BBC TV’s “Grange Hill” (1977).

Jennie Linden starred alongside Glenda Jackson and Oliver Reed in “Women in Love” (1970), and as Barbara in the spin-off from the cult BBC TV series “Dr Who and the Daleks” (1965) starring Peter Cushing as the Doctor.

Timothy Bateson’s other Hammer appearances were as Mr Bird in “The Anniversary” and (uncredited) as Simpson in “Yesterday’s Enemy” (1959)

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