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Don't Go to Sleep (1982)

A young girl begins seeing the ghost of her sister who died in an accident a year earlier.

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Phillip
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Laura
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Mary
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Jennifer
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Kevin
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Dr. Robin Samuel
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Bernice
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Dr. Cole
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Sarah
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Priest
Ned Wynn ...
Paramedic
Ross Porter ...
Radio Sportscaster (voice)
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A young girl (Mary) and her family move into a new home along with her Grandmother. The Family have recently been recovering from the loss of their daughter (Jennifer). The family Members are; The mother- Laura, The father-Philip, The little Girl- Mary, The little Boy- Kevin and their Grandmother. Written by Ruby Frost

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Mary thinks there is something alive under her bed. Mary is right.

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10 December 1982 (USA)  »

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No te vayas a dormir  »

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The address of the house the family moves into is "13666." See more »

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Bernice: [after seeing Mary's bed on fire] The kid shouldn't have been smoking in bed!
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This movie grabs you and doesn't let go...
23 May 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was quite young when I first saw this movie and it left a lasting impression on me to say the very least. Because of how young I was, I had a very difficult time remembering the title, but the movie itself stayed with me well into adulthood. I could only remember bits and pieces: a family of five gets into a car accident, the oldest sister does not survive, and a creepy scene with a pizza cutter running along the banister. That was about it but it was enough.

Finally, I found the title of this movie (Oddly enough by searching for "death by pizza cutter" as a joke on google.com) and couldn't believe after all this time I had found it!

Although this movie is obviously early 80's, the story, acting, and general creepiness has been able to withstand the test of time. Sure, there are moments of cheesiness, but that's a given for most horror/thriller movies and really only adds to the fun in watching one. I simply cannot believe this was a made for tv movie, and it's disgusting that few movies now can live up to a small flick from the 80's. There has been only one movie that was released relatively recently that came close to inspiring that same fear: Intensity.

Gore and violence is not really a part of this movie. It captivates through suggestion at times, and the building up of fear and through the playing of psychological games. Honestly, this movie was INCREDIBLE. If you have the chance, SEE IT! Try not to think in terms of modern filmmaking capabilities and rather see this movie for what it was and continues to be: a creepy, thrilling horror movie. I guarantee, once this movie gets you into its clutches, it will refuse to let go. Undoubtedly 10 out of 10 stars...an incredible rating for a MFTV movie...especially one from the 80's.


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