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Bad Dreams (1988)

R  |   |  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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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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8 April 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La pesadilla mortal  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$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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Detective Wasserman: [draws his gun on Ralph] Drop those knives.
Ralph: Knives? These are not knives, these are fine surgical instruments.
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26 October 2003 | by (NJ, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

For some odd reason I was the hugest fan of this film when it first came out. I made my father take me to see it over and over again. And to this say I still watch it every once in a while.I guess the main appeal of it when I was younger is that the villain somewhat resembled Freddy Krueger and the lead actress Jenifer Rubin was from A Nightmare on Elm st. 3. The film doesn't offer much in the way of truly effective horror. But it makes up for it in creativity. It veers from the typical horror route going into a slightly more intellectual one and trying to induce psychological scares. Sometime they work and sometimes they won't. But at any rate the film is quite enjoyable with one hell of a twist ending. Maybe it's the nostalgia I feel towards it or maybe it's still because it has such a kick ass poster.


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