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Dreamaniac (1986)

 |  Horror  |  1986 (USA)
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A heavy-metal musician makes a deal with a satanic succubus to make him successful with women, in return for the succubus being able to feed on the girls.

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Cast overview:
Thomas Bern ...
Adam
Ashlyn Gere ...
Pat (as Kim McKamy)
Sylvia Summers ...
Lily
...
Jodi
Bob Pelham ...
Jamie
Cynthia Crass ...
Francis
Brad Laughlin ...
Brad
Linda Denise Martin ...
Jan (as Linda Watts)
Matthew Phelps ...
Foster
Lisa Emery ...
Rosie
...
Ace
Brent Black ...
Doctor
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A heavy-metal musician makes a deal with a satanic succubus to make him successful with women, in return for the succubus being able to feed on the girls.

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Dreamaniac - Sogno maniacale  »

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Jodi: My sister's acting very weird tonight.
Adam: Yeah.
Jodi: She's looking for my car keys. I wanted to say goodbye to everybody first.
Adam: They're all gone
[meaning they've been killed]
Adam: .
Jodi: Oh. Was my party a failure?
Adam: [laughs] I wouldn't say that.
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1980s David DeCouteau!
13 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A heavy-metal musician (Thomas Bern, in his only role) makes a deal with a satanic succubus (Sylvia Summers) to make him successful with women, in return for the succubus being able to feed on the girls.

Before David DeCouteau was making low-budget homo-erotic films, he was making low-budget fodder for Charlie Band's Empire Pictures. While Empire made some good films (the work of Stuart Gordon), it made plenty of bad ones (such as DeCouteau's work). This film is a prime example of 1980s DeCouteau.

We start out with a very long credit sequence, each name lingering on a black screen. And then we go into a dream sequence with a naked man in a hallway. For a film that runs only 82 minutes, the time tends to go rather slowly. The script could not have added one additional scene or something to make this either longer or to have at least sped up the pace of the 82 minutes?

Another reviewer found it funny that the "heavy metal" guy wears a Def Leppard t-shirt and has posters for Poison and the Dead Kennedys. I would not find that strange normally, but it does seem odd for someone into devil worship -- more appropriate bands might be Venom, Bathory, Hellhammer and Celtic Frost. The film's score also has no relation to this dark or metal claim. There is some dreamlike quality, I admit, but composer Don Great (who also did "Breeders") might have added a bit more edge. Okay, a lot more edge.


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