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Dreamaniac (1986)

| Horror | 1986 (USA)
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
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Jodi
Bob Pelham ...
Jamie
Cynthia Crass ...
Francis
Brad Laughlin ...
Brad
Linda Denise Martin ...
Jan (as Linda Watts)
Matthew Phelps ...
Foster
Lisa Emery ...
Rosie
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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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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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sucky succubus flick; the average dream is more interesting than this
4 February 2005 | by (Upstate New York) – See all my reviews

Really pretty boring shot-on-video horror movie ("too gory for the silver screen" boasts the distributor on the video box). A guy into heavy metal has dreams about a succubus, and he tries some kind of rituals to summon her. His sister has a party in their house, and a bunch of poorly differentiated characters arrive, and have a pretty lame party. The succubus kills people, and nobody seems to notice for a while.

Except for a few exterior shots of the house, I think the entire movie took place inside the main characters' house. The deaths were generally not terribly gory or interesting, except for a death by a power drill towards the end which was pretty well done. Apart from that, you have a bunch of actors who for the most part haven't acted in anything else. Despite some female nudity early on in the movie, and that all the characters are heterosexual, this movie does seem aimed at a gay male audience. There are lots of shots of guys with their shirts off, guys wearing nothing but white jockey shorts, guys completely baring their posteriors....

I would definitely recommend people not waste their time with this movie. Exceptions might be made for people who can be very forgiving of low-budget horror movies' limitations, aren't looking for anything original, have a soft spot for the 1980s, or really like director David DeCoteau's work.

Towards the end, there's a piece of paper on which is typed "SUCCUBUS" but part of the word is unreadable, so only "SUC" can be read. That about sums it up.


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