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Dreamkiller (2010)

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A young doctor is linked to a series of mysterious and brutally executed murders while performing a controversial medical experiment with mysterious origins.


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Credited cast:
Nick Nemet
Agent Barnes
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Agent Benett
Annette DeFour (as Penny Drake)
Dr. Stalberg
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Forensics Tech
Karin Andrade ...
Debbie Torres
Research Scientist
Roxanne Barker ...
Julian Stoli (as Cheeks)
Dr. Kearney
Lauren Bicknell ...
Psych Nurse Wilson
Greg Blessing ...
Officer Reilley


A team of doctors experiment with a new, highly controversial form of psycho therapy (named F.R.I.T.) designed to cure chronic FEAR and PHOBIA patients. Soon someone begins to kill the patients one by one and investigation uncovers that the patients died in the exact way that they feared they would. Who or what brought their fears to life? Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, disturbing images, some sexuality/nudity and language


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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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1.78 : 1
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18 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I went to The Beverly Center to see "Hurt Locker" when I was stopped by a team of young people promoting a new thriller "Dreamkiller", an independently produced psychological thriller.

I was intrigued by the poster (particularly the fear of failure) and they gave me a hard sale so I gave it a shot. This is not a big budget movie and it felt a bit slow in the beginning but about 10 min. in, the story became very intriguing and unpredictable and once it grabbed me I had to watch it 'till the end. In short, I was entertained.

On my way out I saw a group of people near a table in the lobby next to the Dreamkiller poster. I approached them and told the young girl (who happened to be the director) that I enjoyed the movie. We spoke for a while and I learned that the movie was allegedly made for much less than I imagined.

When she told me the actual number I couldn't hide my disbelief. This is NOT a Blair Which or such a movie with shaky camera and available light but a real production so I told her that I don't think that would be possible to which she responded "we didn't know it was impossible so we did it".

By the time I got home the general theme and questions that the movie arose started to nip at me. Even more so now, related to the people behind it.

I always aspired to create a feature film. I wrote my screenplay over 40 years ago and had been working on putting it together ever since. I got close a few times but it never truly came together, mainly due to the lack of financing. A few times I had almost enough money but was afraid to do it and needed more. And now, after all these years I look at these kids and wonder…

I get it. "Dreamkiller"! My fear killed my dream. Or did it, maybe it's not too late. Maybe I'll send my script to them. With the money I had available they would have made three movies.

This movie has nothing to envy to big budget movies. I give it a 10 because anyone can make a movie with money, but very few with talent and will.

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