Directed by: Don McBrearty
Stars: Lawrence Day, Lora Staley, Neil Dainard, Alexandra Paul
Country: Canada | Dvdrip
Description: A man investigates the disappearance of his sister with the help of her roommate. He uncovers a trail of prostitution, incest, blackmail…and murder.
Review: One of Canada’s highly underrated gems…..“American Nightmare” is one of the better eighties slashers out there, featuring a funny, enjoyable cast, good suspense, and a fun, if not predictable take on the generic stalk-and-slash scenario. After the disappearance of a young girl (played by a young Alexandra Paul), the girl’s brother (Day) comes to town looking for her, only to find out she was a dancer and hooker at a strip club. With the aid of his sister’s roommate and co-worker (Staley), they begin the search for his sister. Meanwhile, the beret-wearing, razor-toting man who did in the sister begins stalking the other girls she worked with, one by one. A real sense of sympathy is felt for the unfortunate victims, who are good-hearted characters, regardless of their poverty or unfortunate lifestyle. The rich people in the movie are the loathsome characters. Slasher movie veteran Lenore Zann is quite likeable as the lovely ‘Tina’, and has a great chase sequence with the killer, while Aubrey supports comic relief as the hilarious wise-cracking transvestite ‘Dolly’….great movie…check it out!