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Michael Gough , Vickery Turner in The Need for Nightmare
Where did the great 19th-century writers of horror-Mary Shelley, Robert Louis Stevenson , Bram Stoker , and Edgar Allan Poe find the inspiration for their horrifying stories? In almost every case it was in a nightmare. From these nightmares came: Frankenstein, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Dracula, and the many gruesome tales of Poe.
This Omnibus drama/documentary examines the moment of inspiration for these great works and asks why these stories of man-made monsters, vampires, alter egos and ghastly events have such a powerful attraction.
Film cameraman JOHN HOOPER Film editor DAVID NADEN
Executive producer MIKE WOOLLER Director HARLEY COKLISS


Unknown: Michael Gough
Unknown: Vickery Turner
Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson
Unknown: Bram Stoker
Unknown: Edgar Allan Poe
Unknown: John Hooper
Written By: Robert Muller
Producer: Mike Wooller
Director: Harley Cokliss
R L Stevenson: Laurence Carter
Fanny Stevenson: Lisa Daniely
Young Stevenson: Wayne Brooks
Bram Stoker: Dominic Allan
Edgar Allan Poe: Ben Kingsley
Virginia Poe: Rosalyn Landor
Mary Shelley: Vickery Turner
Shadow of the Monster: David Prowse

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