The Bishop Of Battle!

Hey Arcaders!

Nightmares was an anthology horror movie that came out in 1983 . the movie was good, but The Bishop of Battle is the best story in the movie.

It stars a young Emilio Estevez as competitive gamer J.J. Cooney, who is so obsessed with this one particular game “Bishop Of Battle” it consumes him… literally! There’s a group of guys over at Rouge Synapse (  who are trying to create this game for real! I cant give enough props out to Rouge Synapse – they have done some amazing work- check their site out! Anyhoo, on with the show- Enjoy!

This is a movie that needs a DVD release!

Update- As you can see by the trailer- You can get this on Blu ray through Shout Factory  on their site! Here’s the post from their site-



A pack of cigarettes, a video game, a pick-up truck and a stately colonial home all become key elements in four terrifying tales of terror in the anthology film, Nightmares, directed by Joseph Sargent (The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, White Lightning).

A chain-smoking homemaker (Cristina Raines, The Sentinel) insists on going out for cigarettes even when an escaped madman is on the loose in “Terror in Topanga.”

J.J. Cooney (Emilio Estevez, Young Guns), a video game hot-shot, dares to take on a strange challenger – though it may cost him his life – in “The Bishop of Battle.”

A troubled priest (Lance Henriksen, Aliens) seeks to find the faith he has lost on the road, but instead he finds someone (or something) in this desert is trying to drive him out of his mind in “The Benediction.”

Claire (Veronica Cartwright, Alien) hears rats in the walls. Her husband (Richard Masur, The Thing) believes he can take care of the problem with a few rat traps, but this problem is only going to get much bigger in “Night of the Rat.”

Bonus Features

  • Available In Two Versions: Widescreen (1.78:1) And Full Frame (1.33:1)
  • Audio Commentary With Executive Producer Andrew Mirisch And Actress Cristina Raines
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Radio Spots

It’s a great popcorn film from start to finish- Pick it up if you can!

Keep Playin’ Like it’s 1981

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