UK’s Final Cut Entertainment is set to release Hammer Films’ Nightmare on Blu-ray on November 28th. This will be a region B release, so a region free player is needed in the US, but this will be the debut of a classic Hammer Horror title. Nightmare is an interesting title because it’s one of the earlier efforts in the career of Freddie Francis. Francis directed a number of horror titles, quite a few for Amicus and Hammer Films, but really made a name for himself as a cinematographer. He won two Oscars for his DP work, one for Sons and Lovers and another for Glory. In addition to those two films he DP’d on titles such as The Elephant Man, Dune and Cape Fear.
Janet is a young student at a private school; her nights are troubled by horrible dreams in which she sees her mother, who is in fact locked in an insane asylum, haunting her. Expelled because of her persistent nightmares, Janet is sent home where the nightmares continue.
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