Night Terrors (film)

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Night Terrors
Night Terrors VHS cover.jpg
VHS cover
Directed by Tobe Hooper
Produced by Yoram Globus
Christopher Pearce
Harry Alan Towers
Written by Rom Globus
Daniel Matmor
Starring Robert Englund
Zoe Trilling
Alona Kimhi
Juliano Mer-Khamis
Music by Dov Seltzer
Cinematography Amnon Salomon
Edited by Alain Jakubowicz
Global Pictures
Release dates 1993
Running time 98 min.
Country United States
Language English

Night Terrors is a 1993 American-Canadian-Egyptian horror film, directed by Tobe Hooper. The plot involves a young girl travels to Cairo to visit her father, but becomes unwillingly involved with a bizarre sadomasochistic cult led by the charismatic Paul Chevalier, a descendant of Marquis de Sade. Horror star Robert Englund plays both Chevalier and de Sade.


Critical reception[edit]

John Kenneth Muir wrote in Horror Films of the 1990s, "Many Tobe Hooper films admirably shatter taboos and film decorum, but there's little intellectual, stylish gamesmanship in this underwhelming film."[1] Contemporary North American Film Directors noted that, along with 1989's Spontaneous Combustion, director Tobe Hooper "plumbed new depths".[2]

The film currently holds a 3.1/10 rating on the Internet Movie Database based on over seven hundred user ratings.[3]


  1. ^ Muir, John Kenneth (15 September 2011). "Night Terrors (a.k.a. Tobe Hooper's Night Terrors) *". Horror Films of the 1990s. McFarland. p. 297. ISBN 0786440120. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Allon, Yoram; Cullen, Del; Patterson, Hannah (2002). "Tobe HOOPER". Contemporary North American Film Directors: A Wallflower Critical Guide. Wallflower Press. ISBN 1903364523. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Night Terrors (1993) - IMDb". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 

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