(The following is actual dialogue recorded at an August, 2012 LOW BUDGET SLASHER FILM ANONYMOUS meeting held in Staten Island, NY in a church hall that shall remain nameless)
Nick Cato: Hello everyone. My name is Nick and I'm a NIGHTMARE addict (the one from 1981). I saw the film once in high school when it played on a double bill with MOTHER'S DAY, then saw it about a dozen times on VHS, then a few times on a bootleg DVD, and thanks to the official 2011 CODEREDDVD 30th anniversary re-issue, have now seen it at least 40 times.
Group: Hello, Nick.
Group Leader: Please continue, Mr. Cato.
Nick Cato: I don't know what it is about this poorly-acted, generic slasher film, but I can't get enough of it. Maybe it's the gore sequences that still make me cringe? Maybe it's the old man mask the killer, George Tatum, wears during the finale when he attempts to murder his family? I can't pin-point that one single thing that keeps drawing me back.
Group Leader: So how far has this obsession of yours gone, Mr. Cato?
Nick Cato: Well, besides continually promoting it since my initial 1983 screening, sometime in the early 2000s I created an unofficial tribute website that can be seen at THIS WEB ADDRESS and I was able to write about it in a slasher film book titled BUTCHER KNIVES AND BODY COUNTS that, oddly enough, was also released in the summer of 2011, shortly after the CODERED re-release of the film on DVD.
Someone From the Group: You do sound a bit overboard for this particular film.
Nick Cato: You have no idea. I even managed to obtain this on eBay a few months ago.
(For the sake of online continuity, the following picture shows Nick holding an original press sheet for the film. He stood up during the meeting and proudly showed this off to the Group, who all gasped that he brought something like it into the church hall)
Group Leader: Now Mr. Cato, you know you're not supposed to bring anything like that here. How do you expect us to help you?
Nick Cato: I apologize, but after the meeting I was going to have this framed at the mall.
Group Leader: So you truly have no intention of getting better, DO YOU Mr. Cato?
Nick Cato: (there's a brief pause...then:) NOPE! I just wanted all you trendy bitches to hear about this movie ONE LAST TIME before I'm banned from this sad group of geeks for good! And like I told you all a few months ago, the DVD has now SOLD OUT and costs a small fortune on Amazon!!!
Group Leader: I THOUGHT you looked familiar! (The Group Leader then picks up a walkie talkie, calling for the security guard to escort Mr. Cato off the premises).
Nick Cato: (as he's being dragged out the door, waving his one-sheet press page and official DVD copy of the film, that he pulls out of his back pocket:) REMEMBER! The film is called NIGHTMARE! From 1981! Directed by Romano Scavolini...!
(Sounds of Nick being punched in the stomach distort the rest of the audio transcript).
(Link to the Out Of Print DVD...well worth the extra moolah!)