John Carpenter's The Nightmare is a 2016 horror film, starring Nicholas D'Agosto, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chandler Riggs, Victoria Justice, Channing Tatum, Drew Roy, Briana Evigan, Liam Hemsworth, Amanda Seyfried, Natalie Portman, Emma Stone, Donnie Wahlberg, Leighton Meester, Katie Cassidy and Shantel VanSanten


A young man must protect his childhood crush and her child from an evil spirit who is making nightmares.


The movie opens with


  • Nicholas D'Agosto as Dylan Shay
    • TBA as Young Dylan Shay (age 14)
  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Nikki Everheart/Dylan's childhood crush since preschool
    • TBA as Young Nikki Everheart (age 11)
  • Chandler Riggs as Mikey Everheart/Nikki and Gordon's son
  • Victoria Justice as Jasmine Shay/Dylan's sister
  • Channing Tatum as Gordon Prescott/Nikki's ex-boyfriend because he raped her and made her pregnant
    • TBA as Young Gordon Prescott (age 12)
  • Drew Roy as Sean Watson/Dylan's best friend
  • Briana Evigan as Sally Jensen/Nikki's best friend
  • Liam Hemsworth as Hank Vega/Gordon's best friend
  • Amanda Seyfried as Hannah Vega/Hank's sister
  • Natalie Portman as Renee Robertson/Gordon's new girlfriend
  • Emma Stone as Rachel Harrison/Nikki's 2nd best friend
  • Donnie Wahlberg as Marcus Everheart/Nikki's father and Mikey's grandfather
  • Leighton Meester as Danielle Hudson/One of the girls who gets killed in the opening
  • Katie Cassidy as Michelle Mitchell/One of the girls who gets killed in the opening
  • Shantel VanSanten as Kelly Dawson/One of the girls who gets killed in the opening


  • Dylan Shay
  • Nikki Everheart
  • Mikey Everheart
  • Jasmine Shay
  • Marcus Everheart


  • Michelle Mitchell-
  • Kelly Dawson-
  • Danielle Hudson-

Main Cast Gallery


The Opening Scene and Danielle, Kelly and Michelle's deaths


  • It was 123 minutes long.
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