Deadly Nightmares (1983–1991)
3 user 1 critic


Audio engineer hired to install his strange top notch sound system with a mind of its own for an egotistical music conductor falls hard for the man's beautiful, neglected wife.


David Wickes


Jeph Loeb (as Joseph Loeb III), Matthew Weisman | 3 more credits »


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Episode credited cast:
Page Fletcher ... The Hitchhiker
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Belinda Bauer ... Veronica Hoffman
Klaus Kinski ... Kurt Hoffman
Ron Lea ... Geoffrey Butler (as Ron Lee)
Stephen Shellen ... Eric Dunlap (as Steve Shellen)


Arrogant and exacting classical music composer Kurt Hoffman neglects his lovely young wife Veronica. The sad and unloved Veronica has an extramarital fling with Eric Dunlap, who's the hunky young electronics whiz who has installed a state of the art sound system in Kurt's lavish secluded lakeside home. Kurt goes off the murderous deep end after he finds out about Veronica and Eric's affair. Written by Woodyanders

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis





Release Date:

13 November 1984 (France) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

"The sounds that even a tyrant couldn't silence". Great episode.
8 July 2019 | by b_kiteSee all my reviews

Our episode starts with classical music composer Kurt Hoffman returning from a re sidle to a phone call from his wife Veronica. Hoffman is an arrogant tyrant who believes everyone lives to serve him and make him happy, even to the point of neglecting the beautiful and much younger Veronica in the process. Hoffman is having a special musical computer system installed by Eric Dunlap (sporting a amazingly wonderful 80s mullet), who talks of the machine as if it has human qualities. Hoffman comes home to see his machine, but, is irritated when it doesn't work for him. He also doesn't know his wife is having an affair with the much younger and kinder Dunlap. After refusing to work for Hoffman again at a party, Eric discovers the machine has the ability to play peoples thoughts and emotions. Hoffman returns and the machine works for him this time, but, by using the nature finder manages to discover lovemaking from both Eric and Veronica. Trapping the two in the boat house he burns it down killing both of them. However when he returns he can still hear the love sounds between Eric and Veronica, and learns in the process the grisly price he must pay for killing his machines creator. This is just a great all around episode of a love triangle that ends in true nasty fashion. Klaus Kinski is at his true baddest here, the man could always play a cruel bad guy like know other primarily due to the fact that was the way he was in real life. The rest of our cast does a fine job to with a young Stephen Shellen who I recognized from the "Tales from the Crypt" episode "Lover Come Hack to Me". Belinda Bauer is absolutely beautiful and its a shame she never really got her career off the ground as her two biggest roles seems to be playing in "Flash dance" and "RoboCop 2". Plus the Page Fletcher narration has probably some of his best dialogue used yet. The only thing about the episode is the dated computer equipment used for the music machine, you got to remember this was 1984, and things were far less technical then they were now almost 35 years ago. The final twist is delightfully gruesome and Kinski gets exactly what he deserves. Overall, this is a great episode and I'm giving it a nine which some may see as to high, but, I really enjoyed it this time around.

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Recently Viewed