The Nightmare Man (1981)

TV Series   |    |  Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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A lonely Scottish island is stalked by a brutal killer who may be from another world...


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5 December 2019 | Sleepin_Dragon
| Good old fashioned story telling, it's a fine watch.
The Nightmare Man is a fine drama, one which benefits from the involvement of two of Doctor Who's finest, writer Robert Holmes, and producer Douglas Camfield.

It's quite slow to start, but truly picks up the pace in parts three and four, the first two are more atmospheric, and pretty dialogue heavy.

Very well acted, Celia Imrie, James Warwick and Jonathan Newth all stand out.

When you watch this for the first time, you may be surprised that Part four is the finale, just as it seems to open up, it concludes.

It feels like Dr Who at times, the format, and story telling. 7/10

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Release Date:

1 May 1981


English, Russian, Scottish Gaelic

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Filming Locations

Padstow, Cornwall, England, UK

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