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Bad Dreams (1988)

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The lone survivor of a suicide cult wakes from a thirteen-year coma in a psychiatric ward, where other patients suddenly start dying under mysterious and gruesome circumstances.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Cynthia
... Dr. Alex Karmen
... Harris
... Ralph
... Dr. Berrisford
Susan Barnes ... Connie
John Scott Clough ... Victor
... Lana (as E.G. Daily)
Damita Jo Freeman ... Gilda
... Ed
... Miriam
... Detective Wasserman
Melissa Francis ... Young Cynthia (as Missy Francis)
Sheila Scott-Wilkenson ... Hettie (as Sheila Scott Wilkinson)
Ben Kronen ... Edgar
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Storyline

In the mid-'70s, a cult group called Unity Field commits mass suicide, but a young girl survives. After being in a coma for thirteen years she wakes up in a psyche ward, not remembering the incident. The psychiatrist tries to help her remember, but she begins seeing the leader of the cult talking to her from the grave, and the other members of her therapy group begin to commit suicide around her. Or is it suicide? Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Cynthia's Got A _Grave_ Problem! 13 years ago, something terrifying almost killed her. Now it's coming back to finish the job. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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8 April 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La pesadilla mortal  »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,008,870, 10 April 1988, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$9,797,098
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1.85 : 1
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Reviews cited the film as a derivative of A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). Jennifer Rubin had earlier starred in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987). See more »

Quotes

Dr. Alex Karmen: [trying to hit Dr. Berrisford with his car] If you don't like the way I drive, Dr. Addictive Buttface, stay out of the parking lot!
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Sweet Child O' Mine
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Performed by Guns N' Roses
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Just plain fantastic
29 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the few masterpieces, when it comes to horror movies, of course does the movie borrow elements from, Nightmare on Elm street 3, but this one is far better, music, photography, acting and effects are class A. This must be Richard Lynch´s best role ever (Oscar worthy) Andrew Flemings direction is great, watch out for the scene where Harris Yulin (Deek Peasly from How the west was won-1979) gets crushed by a car, thats as much cinematic a scene can get. Lean back and enjoy.

10 out of 10


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