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Bad Dreams (1988)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  8 April 1988 (USA)
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In the mid-'70s, a cult group called Unity Field commits mass suicide, but a young girl survives. After being in a coma for thirteen years she wakes up in a psyche ward, not remembering the... See full summary »

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Bruce Abbott ...
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Dr. Berrisford
Susan Barnes ...
Connie
John Scott Clough ...
Victor
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Lana (as E.G. Daily)
Damita Jo Freeman ...
Gilda
Louis Giambalvo ...
Ed
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Miriam
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Detective Wasserman
Melissa Francis ...
Young Cynthia (as Missy Francis)
Sheila Scott-Wilkenson ...
Hettie
Ben Kronen ...
Edgar
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In the mid-'70s, a cult group called Unity Field commits mass suicide, but a young girl survives. After being in a coma for thirteen years she wakes up in a psyche ward, not remembering the incident. The psychiatrist tries to help her remember, but she begins seeing the leader of the cult talking to her from the grave, and the other members of her therapy group begin to commit suicide around her. Or is it suicide? Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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suicide | cult | mass suicide | coma | fire | See more »

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Cynthia's Got A _Grave_ Problem! 13 years ago, something terrifying almost killed her. Now it's coming back to finish the job. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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8 April 1988 (USA)  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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$9,797,098 (USA)
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The set/house depicted early on as the cult house bears a remarkable resemblance to the family's haunted house in House IV (1992). See more »

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Ralph: [breaks a coffee pot over his guard's head] Do you want cream or sugar with that?
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Referenced in Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) See more »

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La Donna è Mobile
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by Ferruccio Tagliavini
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Just plain fantastic
29 October 2003 | by (stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

This is one of the few masterpieces, when it comes to horror movies, of course does the movie borrow elements from, Nightmare on Elm street 3, but this one is far better, music, photography, acting and effects are class A. This must be Richard Lynch´s best role ever (Oscar worthy) Andrew Flemings direction is great, watch out for the scene where Harris Yulin (Deek Peasly from How the west was won-1979) gets crushed by a car, thats as much cinematic a scene can get. Lean back and enjoy.

10 out of 10


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