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An anorexic young woman escapes from a psychiatric clinic and meets a young man who wants to help. She is caught and returned to her parents, who are soon beheaded by a garrotting stranger making the rounds about town, apparently striking only when it rains. The orphaned young woman and her new lover launch their own investigation and are endangered when a link is discovered with the victims and a particular operation performed years before.
Some Nightmares Haunt You. Some... Can Kill You.
Also Known As:
Dario Argento's Trauma
Release Date: April 20, 1994
Runtime: 106 mins
All Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
IMDB Rating: 5.8
Brimstone Pit Rating: 6.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With T
MPAA Rating: R
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for violence and terror, and for some sexuality and language.
Christopher Rydell ...David Parsons
Asia Argento ...Aura Petrescu
Piper Laurie ...Adriana Petrescu
Frederic Forrest ...Dr. Judd
Laura Johnson ...Grace Harrington
Dominique Serrand ...Stefan Petrescu
James Russo ...Capt. Travis
Ira Belgrade ...Arnie
Brad Dourif ...Dr. Lloyd
Hope Alexander Willis ...Linda Quirk
Sharon Barr ...Hilda Volkman
Isabell O'Connor ...Georgia Jackson (as Isabell Monk)
Cory Garvin ...Gabriel Pickering
Terry Perkins ...Mrs. Pickering
Tony Saffold ...Ben Aldrich
Peter Moore ...Mark Leneer
Lester Purry ...Sgt. Carver
David Chase ...Sid Marigold
Jacqueline Kim ...Alice (as Jacqui Kim)
Rita Vassallo ...Rita
Stephen D'Ambrose ...Pale man
Bonita Parsons ...Prime woman
Gregory Beech ...Deal man
Kevin Dutcher ...John Miller
Kathy Quirk ...Gare Grayson
E.A. Violet Boor ...Mrs. Potter
Les Exodus ...Reggae Band
Onesmo Kibira ...Reggae Band
Innocent Mafalingundi ...Reggae Band (as Innocent Mifalingundi)
Charles Petrus ...Reggae Band
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T. David Pash
Trauma Horror Film Trailer 1
More Movie Taglines:
- Some Nightmares Haunt You. Some... Can Kill You.
- a dark secret, a twisted mind, an insane desire for revenge.
- This was Dario Argento's first American production.
The role of Grace was originally offered to Bridget Fonda.
An opening sequence was supposed to feature Tom Savini being accidentally decapitated while the event is witnessed by the killer therefore triggering his/her dormant trauma.
The character played by Asia Argento is inspired by her half-sister Anna (Nicolodi's daughter from a previous marriage) who actually suffered from anorexia. Anna died in a scooter accident in 1994 shortly after the film's release, but she is seen in the actual movie during the closing credits dancing in the balcony.
Argento's usual collaborating rock band Goblin was originally suggested to write and perform the music score for the film, but were declined by the American producers who wanted something more friendly to the American audience, therefore Pino Donaggio's orchestral score was used.
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