Nightmares and Dreamscapes Episode guide
Battleground – Wednesday, July 12, at 9 p.m. – Presented uninterrupted and commercial-free
Starring Oscar winner William Hurt (Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Village)
Directed by Brian Henson (Farscape, Muppet Treasure Island); teleplay by Richard Christian Matheson (Mobius, It Waits)
John Renshaw (Hurt), a professional hit man, successfully murders the CEO of a prestigious toy company only to face the biggest fight of his life when a package from the toy company is delivered to his house with surprising, deadly contents.
Crouch End – Wednesday, July 12, at 10:00 p.m.
Starring Golden Satellite nominee Eion Bailey (And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself, Band of Brothers) and Claire Forlani (Meet Joe Black, Ripley Under Ground)
Directed by Mark Haber (Border Patrol, Alien Cargo, Daises in December); teleplay by Kim LeMasters (Threshold)
A newly wed American couple (Bailey and Forlani) honeymooning in London goes to Crouch End to have dinner with a friend. They soon learn the town is not what it appears to be, and the more they get lost, the more they become trapped in another dimension.
Umney’s Last Case –Wednesday, July 19, at 9 p.m.
Starring Emmy winner and Oscar nominee William H. Macy (Fargo, TNT’s Door to Door and The Wool Cap) and Jacqueline McKenzie (The 4400, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood).
Directed by Rob Bowman (Reign of Fire, Elektra); teleplay by April Smith (The Taking of Pelham One Two Three).
After the death of his son, writer Sam Landry (Macy) is so desperate to lead another life, he writes himself into his own book, forcing his long-time character (also played by Macy) to change places with him and live in the modern day. But things get deadly when Landry realizes Umney is trapped and cannot write himself out of his new reality. Jacqueline McKenzie co-stars as Landry’s distraught wife.
The End of the Whole Mess – Wednesday, July 19, at 10 p.m.
Starring Golden Globe nominee Ron Livingston (Band of Brothers, The Cooler) and Golden Globe nominee Henry Thomas (E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Legends of the Fall)
Directed by Mikael Salomon (TNT’s Salem’s Lot); teleplay by Lawrence D. Cohen (Carrie, Stephen King’s It)
The world had changed. Violence, war and hatred are replaced with kindness, peace and love. But at what price? Renowned filmmaker Howie Fornoy (Livingston), with just one hour to live, recounts the details of his brother’s (Thomas) worldwide experiment gone terribly wrong.
The Road Virus Heads North –Wednesday, July 26, at 9 p.m.
Starring Oscar nominee Tom Berenger (Platoon, TNT’s Into the West) and Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner Marsha Mason (The Goodbye Girl, Frasier)
Directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan (TNT’s Into The West, Invasion, Taken); teleplay by Peter Filardi (Salem’s Lot, Flatliners)
Richard Kinnell (Berenger) is a famous writer who, at a doctor’s visit, learns he may soon have to deal with his own mortality. On the drive back to his home, he buys a mysterious painting. Each time he looks at it, it changes to become more menacing and sinister. He pieces together that the painting is trying to kill him…but not if he can destroy it first.
The Fifth Quarter –Wednesday, July 26, at 10 p.m.
Starring Jeremy Sisto (Six Feet Under, TNT’s Julius Caesar) and Samantha Mathis (TNT’s The Mists of Avalon and Salem’s Lot)
Directed by Rob Bowman (Reign of Fire, Elektra); teleplay by Alan Sharp (Rob Roy, Reversible Errors)
Willie (Sisto), a just-released convict, learns from his dying friend of a map in four parts that reveals the location of several million dollars from a robbery. Seeking revenge for the death of his friend and the money, as well, Willie hunts down the others who hold the remaining three parts to the map, risking his family and his freedom.
Autopsy Room Four –Wednesday, August 2, at 9 p.m.
Starring Emmy winner Richard Thomas (The Waltons) and Emmy winner and Golden Globe nominee Greta Scacchi (Flightplan, Rasputin).
Directed by Mikael Salomon (TNT’s Salem’s Lot); teleplay by April Smith (The Taking of Pelham One Two Three)
Businessman Howard Cottrell (Thomas) is on vacation playing one of his many games of golf. Chasing the ball into the undergrowth, he is bitten by a snake and completely paralyzed, showing no signs of life. At the hospital, unable to communicate, he is the key witness to his own autopsy.
You Know They Got a Hell of a Band –Wednesday, August 2, at 10 p.m.
Starring Emmy winner Kim Delaney (NYPD Blue, CSI: Miami) and Steven Weber (The Shining, Wings)
Written and directed by Mike Robe (News at Eleven, Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North).
A wrong turn on a lonely road turns frightening for Clark and Mary Willingham (Weber and Delaney) as they stumble upon a town not on any map – Rock and Roll Heaven, Oregon. There is a free concert every night, but the price of admission is high – once the audience enters, it can never leave.