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Film / The Nightmare Never Ends

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The Nightmare Never Ends is a 1980 horror movie released by Troma. It is also known as Cataclysm or Satan's Supper, and which also appears in the 1985 anthology film, Night Train to Terror.

Devout Catholic Claire Hansen is being plagued with nightmares about demons, so her and her husband, Nobel-prize winning atheist author James Hansen, travel to Las Vegas, where Claire is met with the most unsettling vision of a Nazi murdering a group of girls onstage, which is followed by a string of gruesome murders.


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  • Artistic License – Religion: Moloch is not actually an "ancient demon", but a Canaanite god in the Bible to whom infants where sacrificed by fire in the valley of Gehenna.
  • Biblical Bad Guy: It's strongly implied that Olivier is the demon Moloch.
  • The Casanova: Olivier sure has a way with wooing the ladies.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Olivier tries to force James to join his cult, and melts his face when he refuses.
  • Downer Ending: Somehow, Olivier manages to switch himself with Annie on the operating table, then strangles Claire and storms out of the hospital, triumphant.
  • Fanservice: We get a good look at Ishtar's backside.
  • Hollywood Atheist: Zig-zagged with James. He wrote a book titled God Is Dead, and is trying to eradicate Christianity, but doesn't take much pride in it and appears to genuinely love his Catholic wife.
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  • Hollywood Satanism: The demonic Olivier is the leader of a Satanic organization.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Besides appearing as a Nazi at the beginning, Olivier looks down on the poor.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: Olivier rapes Annie offscreen, causing her boyfriend, the parking attendant, Jim, to chase him down.
  • Those Wacky Nazis: A literal interpretation, taking place at a dinner party where a bunch of Nazis are drinking and having a good time, with two of them actually making out. Though the "wacky" part becomes less literal when Olivier — dressed in Nazi garb — shows up and shoots everyone on the stage.


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