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                                 RUNAWAY NIGHTMARE HAS FINALLY ARRIVED!
RUNAWAY NIGHTMARE has been accepted as an official article in WIKIPEDIA as a ‘notable’ and ‘worthy’ subject for inclusion while ‘verifiable’ with ‘significant coverage about the subject in reliable sources.’       
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RUNAWAY NIGHTMARE HAS ARRIVED AGAIN – Runaway Nightmare (‘The life’s work of a dedicated lunatic’) is now an officially recognized cult film – included in Wikipedia’s “List of Cult Films,” six months after acknowledging/accepting the movie as an official article. While I am surpassingly proud of RN’s recognition (it cost me nothing while I made it up as I went along), I still hope this is not the film I am remembered for.

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CLICK ON HERE   RUNAWAY NIGHTMARE in WIKIPEDIA LIST OF CULT FILMS
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Happy New Year from who I think I am, who others think I am and who I really am.

 

RUNAWAY NIGHTMARE BACK ON THE BIG SCREEN THIS SUMMER! Mike markee

YOU ARE NOT ALONE Confused smiley 68 1134,002 VISITORS
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The DEATH VALLEY WORM RANCH thanks you most sincerely. Forgive me for being corny, but I’ll (try) not (to) betray your confidence while keeping the weeds from overtaking this site.      

 

 

Runaway Nightmare Blu ray now selling in the $250 range.

RUNAWAY NIGHTMARE Blu-ray NOW SELLING IN THE $250+ RANGE !    (9-22-16)

 

I WAS THUNDERSTRUCK (on 4-10-15) to see that my (Ralph‘s) vampirian mug staring at me (well, camera left) RN Mike VampireAND that I was the (apparently) chosen embodiment of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema‘s ‘back-to-basics slasher’ (poster boy) visual essence.  I am severely humbled.

 

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RUNAWAY NIGHTMARE ON INTERNET MOVIE DATA BASE
Runaway Nightmare (1982) on IMDb

The Scream Cast podcast on Vinegar Syndrome’s Black Friday Buying Guide:

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Runaway Nightmare: Even though you missed out on the limited Blu-ray, you shouldn’t miss out on the film. A duo of worm farmers get mixed up with a female cult after a suitcase full of plutonium… Yeah, I didn’t make that up. This s**t is for real.

 

Assorted Animals avatar 10RUNAWAY NIGHTMARE is featured in 17 (at the moment) IMDb Best Lists at See all related lists »

The motorcycle stunt scene, busting out the back of a van had two cameras running

The motorcycle stunt scene, busting out the back of a van had two cameras running

RUNAWAY NIGHTMARE is featured in 17 (at the moment) IMDb Best Lists at See all related lists »

Runaway Nightmar Blu-ray/DVD Collector Edition SOLD OUT at Vinegar Syndrome!

Runaway Nightmare Blu-ray/DVD Collector Edition SOLD OUT at Vinegar Syndrome!                                      But unlimited DVDs available at RUNAWAY NIGHTMARE [DVD]

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Runaway Nightmare poster top-banner RUNAWAY NIGHTMARE vender Diabolik has SOLD OUT their huge stockpile of RN DVD/Blu-ray Special Edition on January 3!  HOWEVER,  Diabolik still offers the DVD version at DiabolikDVD
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Runaway Nightmare at Amazon  has one Blu-ray combo left along with unlimited DVDs

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From TCM (Turner Classic Movies) Shop
“In this blackly comic thriller curio, two worm farmers from Death Valley stumble upon a woman buried alive…and what thanks do they get for digging her up? They’re abducted by a radical feminist cult and ordered to snatch a briefcase full of platinum (or is it plutonium?) from the mob. How will they squiggle out of this one? Low-budget, oddball patchwork of horror, sex, adventure, and comedy stars writer/producer/director/editor Mike Cartel, Jody Lee Olhava, and Seeska Vandenberg as “Fate.” 94 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; audio commentary; bonus footage.”
RUNAWAY NIGHTMARE at TCM

Assorted Animals avatar 34VINEGAR SYNDROME‘s JOE RUBIN INTERVIEW from Cinapse, December 11, 2014 – “Yeah, I have seen a number of screenings at the Drafthouse. Most recently, I saw Runaway Nightmare where we did the theatrical world premiere (at the Ritz Drafthouse in Austin, Texas) and (Drafthouse programmer) Joe (Ziemba) brought the director Mike Cartel to Vamp angryattend the screening. That was a really nice screening because I don’t know if you’ve seen the film, but it’s one of the more challenging films we’ve put out both in terms of structure and interpretation. I was really nervous before the screening in how the audience would react. Would they laugh when they are supposed to laugh, not when they weren’t supposed to laugh? Or would they be bored or disinterested? I was very pleased with the reactions in terms of the overall audience at the Alamo Ritz, I was definitely impressed with, more than anything, the sophistication of the audience.”

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RUNAWAY NIGHTMARE is rated #2 of the Top 10 from the Seattle-based record label, Sub Pop Sub Pop Artist End of Year Lists: Daughn Gibson 2014 Top 10 favorite movies from streaming sites – 1.  “Children Underground”, Hulu – Homeless kids in Bucharest hustle and huff Aurolac. 2.  “Runaway Nightmare,” Fandor – Couple dumbass worm farmers get kidnapped by a sexy desert mafia. MariRunaway Nightmare is featured in several (17 at the moment) IMDb Best Lists at  See all related lists »

 

FINAL CURTAIN Seeska Vandenberg Lobato  1958 – 2014 I deeply regret to inform you that Seeska (Vandenberg) Lobato passed away on November 10, 2014 of natural causes. Ms. Lobato was the lead actress in Runaway Nightmare. She leaves a husband (Luis Lobato) and two children. Mari and I were personal friends of Seeska and remain devastated from the news of her death. I had joined Seeska with members of the crew in a surprise reunion of RN at the Beverly Cinema on July 22 where I truthfully told her how young and beautiful she looked.   I deeply regret to inform you that Seeska (Vandenberg) Lobato passed away on November 10, of natural causes. Ms. Lobato was the lead actress in Runaway Nightmare. She leaves behind a husband (Luis Lobato) and two children. Mari and I were personal friends of Seeska and remain devastated from the news of her death. I had joined Seeska with her husband, my father and members of the crew in a surprise reunion of RN at the Beverly Cinema on July 22, truthfully telling her how young and beautiful she looked. She was also born with a natural charm, grace and humor. Although a fine actress and model, our Seeska chose a career in real estate with great success.

 

FINAL CURTAIN J. (John) Christopher Senter 1948 – 2014
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Chris left us five days after celebrating his 66th birthday. Enormously talented, it seemed there was nothing Chris couldn’t accomplish, intellectually, artistically, physically. He worked tirelessly for me in Runaway Nightmare as art director, actor, grip or anything else that needed done. When I was concerned about shooting a motorcycle stunt in RN myself, Chris volunteered but injured his leg in the process (photo five clicks above). Chris kept everyone in better moods between takes when we worked those weekends without breaks. Although Mari and I hadn’t seen Chris much after filming, we were deeply saddened to learn (over two years after his death) that he had passed away from us.

 

RUNAWAY NIGHTMARE has returned with a Blu-ray Special Edition since September 27 at Amazon for the collection price of just $74.99! Click on the orange RN Blu-ray hypertext below

RUNAWAY NIGHTMARE has returned with the Blu-ray Special Edition since September 27 at AMAZON for the collection price from $72.25 to 152.95!

CLICK HERE}  Runaway Nightmare Limited Edition         Blu-ray/DVD at AMAZON      

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Cartel's character "Ralph" is cursed with counter-sex appeal within a cult of beautiful women while his friend "Jason" (Al Valletta) enjoys their attention

Runaway Nightmare is on Facebook along with a Carnival and MC PAGE at
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RN Bev MarquesRunaway Nightmare made its Los Angeles theatrical premiere at the New Beverly Cinema on Tuesday.  Brian J. Quinn (the Grindhouse Film Festival) introduced Mike Cartel who introduced the movie, then took thoughtful questions from the audience at the finish. Mr. Quinn along with Joe Rubin (Vinegar Syndrome) kept the conversation and program moving smoothly.  Seeska (Vandenberg) Lobato, who is the female lead was asked to appear on stage where she addressed the receptive crowd.   And, a SURPRISE reunion that included (along with Seeska); Mr. Luis Lobato (Seeska‘s longtime husband!); Enzo Giobbe (the first Director of Photography on RN who did the striking interiors); Vince Giobbe (Enzo‘s son, who had worked with some of the movie at age 13); Jerry Wolfe (the Sound Department guy, the sometimes Cameraman, and impetus for RN); Barbara Wolfe (the overwhelmed make-up person who later worked on the Valley Vantage with Mike and Mari (Cartel) years later!) and Eldon W. Short (the long-suffering Executive Producer). Cartel was also honored to sign the DVD/Blu-ray packages that had earlier been raffled off.

"Vinegar Syndrome, Rue Morgue Magazine and The Laser Blast Film Society are proud to invite you to a screening of an utterly baffling and insane motion picture: Runaway Nightmare" The Canadian Premiere of RN at the Royal Cinema in Toronto on June 18, 2014. “Vinegar Syndrome, Rue Morgue Magazine and The Laser Blast Film Society are proud to invite you to a screening of an utterly baffling and insane motion picture: Runaway Nightmare. The Canadian Premiere of Runaway Nightmare at The Royal Cinema in Toronto on June 18, 2014.

 

The Alamo Drafthouse Ritz Cinema in Austin, Texas for the World Theatrical Premiere of Runaway Nightmare. RN played to a sold-out house and outdrew Transformers: Age Of Extinction that played three hours earlier.

The Alamo Drafthouse Ritz Cinema in Austin, Texas hosted the World Theatrical Premiere of Runaway Nightmare on July 8.  RN played to a sold-out house and outdrew Transformers: Age Of Extinction that played three hours earlier.

 

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Already in Blu-ray and DVD, Videonomicon.com is now offering the new Runaway Nightmare in VHS!

Already in Blu-ray and DVD,Videonomicon.com is now offering the NEW Runaway Nightmare in VHS!  CLICK LOGO

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mike Cartel‘s 1993 Brian DePalma film review of Carlito’s Way with interview of Al Pacino reprinted and respectfully commented on by modbannerspace                       CULT DIRECTOR INTERVIEWED PACINO IN 1993 ARTICLE IS    INTERVIEW/REVIEW OF ‘CARLITO’S WAY’ – “TEDIOUS MELODRAMA”                                              AT http://www.angelfire.com/de/palma/blog/index.blog?topic_id=1059010

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Cartel with lovely Sarah Coronado, at the Ritz in Austin. Ms. Coronado is a lady with many talents, and this is her photo that I lifted from one of her sites.

Mike Cartel with lovely Sarah Coronado, at the Ritz in Austin at the RN premiere on July 8.  Ms. Coronado is a lady with many talents, and this is her photo that Cartel (being a carny) lifted from one of her sites.

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The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema with a handsomely designed site ad warning Texans about Cartel's arrival.

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema‘s handsomely designed site ad warning Texans of Cartel‘s arrival.

“I’ve always admired the dreamy, stuck-in-limbo recklessness of RUNAWAY NIGHTMARE. And the humor. But after seeing it on the big screen in 35mm, I’ve got a new appreciation for the beautiful design that randomly appears throughout the movie. Plus, Mike Cartel was a total gentleman. Whatta movie! Whatta night!!”  Joseph A. Ziemba Jr. The life’s work of a dedicated lunatic.” – Joseph A. Ziemba Jr.

Announcement for RN, with Mike Cartel (Special Guest!). Mari couldn't attend because of her various jobs in TV.

New Beverly Cinema announcement for RN, with Mike Cartel (Special Guest!).  Mari couldn’t attend because of her various jobs in TV.  Courtesy of Brian J. Quinn and his Grindhouse Film Festival.

 

Nice write-up about Runaway Nightmare's long journey and L.A. premiere at the Beverly.

Nice write-up about Runaway Nightmare‘s long journey and L.A. premiere at the NewBev from
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Tower_of_london_from_swissre Runaway Nightmare goes across the pond and reviewed (Sept. 14) in Britain – See full article at Blogomatic3000

 

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Mike Cartel's looks haven't changed since 1973.

Mike Cartel’s looks haven’t changed since 1973.

However, his portrait in the attic from 42 years ago has.

However, his portrait in the attic from 43 years ago has.

 

 

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  1. Runaway Nightmare is back on Diabolik’s top ten sales list by re-introducing the Blu-ray
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