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Don't Go to Sleep (1982)

A young girl begins seeing the ghost of her sister who died in an accident a year earlier.

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Richard Lang

Writer:

Ned Wynn
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Cast

Cast overview:
Dennis Weaver ... Phillip
Valerie Harper ... Laura
Robin Ignico Robin Ignico ... Mary
Kristin Cumming ... Jennifer
Oliver Robins ... Kevin
Claudette Nevins ... Dr. Robin Samuel
Ruth Gordon ... Bernice
Robert Webber ... Dr. Cole
Marilyn Coleman Marilyn Coleman ... Sarah
Tim Haldeman ... Intern
Haven Earle Haley Haven Earle Haley ... Priest
Ned Wynn Ned Wynn ... Paramedic
Ross Porter Ross Porter ... Radio Sportscaster (voice)
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Storyline

A young girl (Mary) and her family move into a new home along with her Grandmother. The Family have recently been recovering from the loss of their daughter (Jennifer). The family Members are; The mother- Laura, The father-Philip, The little Girl- Mary, The little Boy- Kevin and their Grandmother. Written by Ruby Frost

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Mary thinks there is something alive under her bed. Mary is right.

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Horror | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No te vayas a dormir See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The address of the house the family moves into is "13666." See more »

Quotes

Bernice: [after seeing Mary's bed on fire] The kid shouldn't have been smoking in bed!
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Ghost story stands the test of time
6 October 2012 | by daryavaushSee all my reviews

I remember watching "Don't Go to Sleep" on television when it first came out in 1982. At the time, I was in my teens, able to remember much of the movie, for this is one of those that stays with you over the years, even if you cannot remember the title of it.

A young girl dies in a car accident and seeks revenge on her family by using her sister as a medium for the ghostly activity. One by one, the family members get knocked off through mysterious circumstances.

Dennis Weaver (Duel) and Valerie Harper star as the parents who are having marital troubles, as well as troubled relationships with their surviving children, Mary (Robin Ignico) and Kevin (Oliver Robins). The young siblings always seem to be fighting, yet there is one seeming comfort for Mary: the ghost of her dead sister, Jennifer (Kristin Cumming).

The story is tightly written, unwinds nicely over the stretch of 93 minutes that keeps the viewer sitting on the edge of the seat. As a psychological study, it is brilliant; as a horror story, it is genius with a subtle touch. A must see for any fan of ghost stories.


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