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Jay Woelfel (writer)
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Release Date:
1989 (USA) See more »
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It takes its victims and hides them in your nightmares!!!
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Ben's nightmares come back to haunt him and his friends in this psychological/supernatural horror film. | Add synopsis »
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nightmares within nightmares intruding into real life; pretty good experimentalish low-budgeter See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Nick Baldasare ... Ben Dobbs
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jorge Aguirre ... Dead Dreamer
Dianna Ashton ... Student
Scott Bauer ... Student
Raymond Michael Bell ... Dead Dreamer (as R. Michael Bell)
Larry Bennett ... Dead Dreamer
Lisa Box ... Student
Daniel Carnevale ... Ben Dobbs (future)
Andrew Conaway ... Student
Richard Davis ... Dead Dreamer
John Dunleavy ... Janitor
Kristen Ebelberger ... Student
Patrick L. Enlow ... Dead Dreamer
John Friend ... Dead Dreamer
Richie Hanson ... Dead Dreamer
Barbara Horton ... Student
Charles Howard ... Student
T. James Hower ... Dead Dreamer
Joe Hunt ... Student
Josh Inglis ... Student
Beverly Kearns ... Student
Kevin E. Kelly ... Dead Dreamer
Rick Kesler ... Eric Baxter
Ron Kovacs ... Dead Dreamer
Michelle Lorch ... Dead Dreamer
Jeffrey W. Lynch ... Dead Dreamer
Kristen M. McNulty ... Student
R. Scott Mowrer ... Dead Dreamer
Jack Nieberlain ... Dead Dreamer
Bernie Noga ... Dead Dreamer
Craig Phipps ... Student
Susan Pinsky ... Julie Oxel
Patricia Resatka ... Dead Dreamer
Susan Resatka ... Student
Scott Simonson ... Dead Dreamer
Lucas Simpson ... Ricky
Norm Singer ... Professor Noxx
Lisa Stall ... Student
Evan Stansbury ... Dead Dreamer
Jenny Steiner ... Dead Dreamer
Eric Swelstad ... Dead Dreamer
Darby Vasbinder ... Witch
Daniel White ... D.F. White

James D. Wickman ... Dead Dreamer
Bryan Wright ... Dead Dreamer
Louis Yuhasz ... Dead Dreamer

Directed by
Jay Woelfel 
 
Writing credits
Jay Woelfel (writer)

Produced by
Dyrk Ashton .... producer
Susan Resatka .... producer
Scott Spears .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jay Woelfel 
 
Cinematography by
Scott Spears 
 
Film Editing by
Susan Resatka 
Randy Spears 
 
Production Management
Steven E. Williams .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rafael Rosado .... second assistant director
Eric Swelstad .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Stan Eng .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Scott Simonson .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Davis .... grip
Paul Devine .... grip
Tim Hower .... assistant camera
Dave Larsen .... grip
Dave Pensak .... grip
Shawn Sloves .... grip
Roger Steinman .... grip
John Walasik .... grip
James D. Wickman .... grip
 
Other crew
Tom Bauman .... production assistant
Kevin Dorincott .... production assistant
Jude Gorjanc .... continuity (as Judy Gorjanc)
Jeremy Kalef .... production assistant
Richard Long .... production advisor
Randy Mowrer .... script supervisor
Rick Roark .... continuity
Bob Yothers .... continuity
 
Thanks
Greg Landholt .... special thanks
Jim Luckhaupt .... special thanks
Mark Springer .... special thanks
Julian Woelfel .... special thanks
 

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
nightmares within nightmares intruding into real life; pretty good experimentalish low-budgeter, 16 January 2005
Author: FieCrier from Upstate New York

I found this to be pretty enjoyable. I could see how people might be frustrated by the uneven monster and gore effects. Sometimes they're pretty good, and sometimes (particularly when they show too much) they're pretty cheesy. Given how much of the movie is composed of nightmares, or nightmares intruding into reality, the way things look can be blamed on the dreams.

The story isn't clear from the start, since the movie starts off with a dream within a dream (or maybe even a layer or two beyond that). It becomes clear that the main character, Ben Dobbs, is a college student who after years of not remembering his dreams, is now having a series of nightmares. Each one picks up where the previous left off, more or less. He finds that when he tells people about his dreams, they start seeing them too, even when they're awake.

There's one dream sequence involving someone going into a basement, and finding a figure facing the wall in a corner, and then the camera retreating in a shaky hand-held fashion that I wonder if it influenced a certain other movie....

The video box claimed the movie was inspired by H.P. Lovecraft (though not based on anything by him specifically). I can sort of see that, with some of the stories of his that deal with dreams, and also his poetry. There's a poem recited in the movie from which the title comes.

I liked it and I'd be curious the see the DVD which may be coming out this year.

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