The American Humane Association supervised all of the animal action in the film, “Nightmares.”
The snake, killed by the priest in the second episode, was actually a dead and partially frozen rattler. In episode four, the dead cat was a stuffed toy in make-up, and the giant rat was portrayed by a costumed midget.
Knowing that the action was simulated will lessen the terror of the film; however, it should relieve the minds of concerned animal-lovers.
American Humane rates “Nightmares” as Acceptable.