The Watching Hour: Nightmares
USA, 1983, 99 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Archival, Horror
Archival 35mm presentation - Not available on DVD or NetFlix! Prepare yourself for the terror of four horror tales based on urban legends designed to scare you to death. The first story 'Terror in Topanga', has a smoking addict going out to buy some cigarettes despite there being a killer in the neighborhood. The second story 'Bishop of Battle', has a teenager who becomes so good at a video game, that the game comes to life to collect him. The third story, 'The Benediction' (based on Steven Spielberg's 'Duel') has a priest whom has lost his faith, leaving his monastery and stalked on the road by a black pick-up truck from hell, literally. The fourth story 'Night of the Rat', (loosely based on 'Poltergeist') has a couple, along with their young daughter, battling a giant rat living in their suburban home.
DIRECTOR: Joseph Sargent
Screenwriter: Jeffrey Bloom, Christopher Crowe
Principal Cast: Christopher George, Lynda Day George, Mary McDonough, Bill Paxton, Emilio Estevez
US Distributor: Universal Pictures