GenreCrime, Horror, Mystery ScreenplayJoan Andre CountryWest Germany
Release date18 December 1980 (1980-12-18) WriterJoan Andre (screenplay), John Case (story) CastRobert Mitchum (Donner/Rodriguez), Jaclyn Smith (Katherine Atwell), Mike Connors (Wendell Atwell), Fritz Weaver (Herbert Childs), Sybil Danning (Monika Childs), James Franciscus (Steve Fulton) Similar moviesTaken 3, I Spit on Your Grave III: Vengeance is Mine, John Wick, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Bloody Moon, RoboCop
TaglineYour throat dries, heart pounds, flesh crawls and you panic...that is the fear of...
Nightkill 1980 teaser trailer
Nightkill is a 1980 thriller film directed by Ted Post and starring Robert Mitchum and Jaclyn Smith. The screenplay concerns an adulteress who hatches a plot to murder her millionaire husband while her lover assumes his identity.
Unhappily married to unscrupulous Arizona businessman Wendell Atwell, the beautiful Katherine has been carrying on behind his back with Steve Fulton, his assistant. Knowing that a million dollars in cash has been stashed by Wendell in an airport locker, Steve plots behind his lover's back to poison her husband, then impersonate Wendell on a flight to Washington, D.C. to make it appear he is still alive.
Kathy is horrified as Wendell's dead body is placed inside a freezer. When a police detective, Lt. Donner, turns up asking questions, claiming Wendell never turned up in Washington for a scheduled business appointment, Kathy panics and decides to move the body. But when she opens the freezer, instead of finding Wendell's corpse inside it, she finds Steve's.