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Don't Go to Sleep (1982)

TV Movie  -   -  Horror | Mystery  -  10 December 1982 (USA)
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A young girl begins seeing the ghost of her sister who died in an accident a year earlier.

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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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No te vayas a dormir  »

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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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Very good for a TV movie
22 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've rated this movie higher than I would if it were theatrically released. One of the biggest problems with nearly every TV movie is pacing. Arranging the story so there is enough suspense to keep an audience through commercials tends to create awkward pacing, and this movie is no exception. But the movie has enough of a story to keep things moving forward. Direction is largely competent, except for a very poor opening credits sequence. Script is also acceptable. Characters are not especially likable, but in a story like this, that doesn't matter much.

There are two scenes that especially stuck in my memory as a child; the first being the frisbee scene. The second was the pizza cutter. Given the lack of real menace in the movie, the direction was surprisingly effective in making things creepy.

I only wish that made-for-TV productions kept this sort of sensibility.

Entirely worth tracking down for aficionados of early 80s horror.


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