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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

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Cynthia
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Dr. Alex Karmen
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Harris
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Ralph
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Dr. Berrisford
Susan Barnes ...
Connie
John Scott Clough ...
Victor
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Lana (as E.G. Daily)
Damita Jo Freeman ...
Gilda
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Ed
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Miriam
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Detective Wasserman
Melissa Francis ...
Young Cynthia (as Missy Francis)
Sheila Scott-Wilkenson ...
Hettie (as Sheila Scott Wilkinson)
Ben Kronen ...
Edgar
Jon Menick ...
Night Guard Anthony
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Ron the Pharmacist
Brian Katkin ...
Physical Therapist
Steven Anderson ...
Reporter #1
Ellaraino ...
Reporter #2
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Reporter #4
Chip Johnson ...
Reporter #5
Diane Zolten Wiltse ...
Reporter #6
Steve Whiteford ...
Reporter #7
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Unity House Nurse
Annie Waterman ...
Unity Member #1
Lee Waddell ...
Unity Member #2 (as Rex Lee Waddell Jr.)
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Unity Member #3
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Unity Member #4
Kristina Loggia ...
Unity Member #5
Patricia Veselich ...
Unity Member #6
Elizabeth DuNah ...
Unity Member #7
Julianne Dallara ...
Unity Member #8 (as Julienne Dallara)
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Unity Member #9 (as James Bershad)
Evan MacKenzie ...
Unity Member #10
Darnell Gregorio-De Palma ...
Unity Member #11 (as Darnelle Gregorio)
Caroline Walter ...
Unity Member #12
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Fireman (as Tony Cecere)
James Purcell ...
Paramedic
Don Sparks ...
Policeman at Fire
Julianna McCarthy ...
Nurse #1
Sarina C. Grant ...
Nurse #2 (as Sarina Celeste Grant)
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Nurse #3
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Cynthia's Policeman (as Thomas Oglesby)
Charles Bouvier ...
Ralph's Policeman
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Man in elevator
Alba Francesca ...
Reporter #3
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Doctor
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Unity Woman on Fire
Paul Rawson ...
Billy

Directed by

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Andrew Fleming

Written by

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Andrew Fleming ... (story) &
Michael Dick ... (story) &
P.J. Pettiette ... (story) &
Yuri Zeltser ... (story)
 
Andrew Fleming ... (screenplay) and
Steven E. de Souza ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Gale Anne Hurd ... producer
Ginny Nugent ... associate producer

Music by

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Jay Ferguson

Cinematography by

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Alexander Gruszynski ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Jeff Freeman

Editorial Department

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Joan Alexander ... assistant editor
Phil Downey ... color timer
Greg Hittelman ... assistant editor (as Gregory Hittelman)
Ruth Letteer ... assistant editor
Brian Ralph ... negative cutter
Julie J. Webb ... first assistant editor
Linda Wehde ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Mindy Marin

Production Design by

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Ivo Cristante

Art Direction by

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A. Rosalind Crew

Costume Design by

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Deborah Everton
Ronald Leamon
Patricia Norris

Makeup Department

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Kareen Boursier ... hair stylist
Michèle Burke ... special makeup designer and creator
Janeen Davis ... hair/makeup swing
Kimberly Felix ... assistant makeup artist
Gilbert A. Mosko ... special effects makeup crew (as Gill Mosko)
Sheri Short ... make-up artist
Richard Snell ... special effects makeup crew

Production Management

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Charles Skouras III ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Verónica González Rubio ... second second assistant director
Robin R. Oliver ... second assistant director (as Robin Oliver)
John R. Woodward ... first assistant director (as John Woodward)

Art Department

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Andrew Allen-King ... assistant set dresser (as Andrew King)
Brent Brewington ... assistant art director
Ronald Cox ... lead carpenter (as Ron Cox)
Ryan Effner ... on set carpenter
David Esparza ... scenic artist
Mark 'Digger' Green ... assistant property master
Ian Hardy ... lead man
Terry Haskell ... property master
Lucy Jensen ... scenic artist
Lynn A. Johanson ... lead scenic artist (as Lynn Johanson)
Ken Larson ... carpenter
Gigi Lorick ... set dresser (as Gi Gi Lorick)
Stevie Nathan ... scenic artist
Brett Palmer ... on set dresser
Ben Parsons ... construction coordinator
Babak Shokrian ... swing gang
Randall D. Wilkins ... construction assistant (as Randy Wilkins)
Bradely Paul Wisham ... carpenter (as Brad Paul Wisham)

Sound Department

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Richard L. Anderson ... supervising sound editor
Ron Bartlett ... sound effects editor
Michael J. Benavente ... sound effects editor (as Michael Benavente)
James Christopher ... sound effects editor
Greg Curda ... foley mixer
Christopher Flick ... foley editor
Joseph Geisinger ... sound mixer
David J. Hudson ... re-recording mixer
Doc Kane ... adr mixer
Nicholas Vincent Korda ... adr editor (as Nicholas Korda)
Mark A. Mangini ... sound effects editor (as Mark Mangini)
Cindy Marty ... sound effects editor
Mel Metcalfe ... re-recording mixer
Oscar Mitt ... sound assistant
Sonny Pettijohn ... sound assistant
Terry Porter ... re-recording mixer
John Pospisil ... sound designer
Joan Rowe ... foley artist
Rob Scott ... boom operator
Jerry Trent ... foley artist
Allen Hurd ... sound recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Roger George ... special effects
Lise Romanoff ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Tony Alderson ... crew: Fantasy II Film Effects
Leslie Huntley ... crew: Fantasy II Film Effects
Bret Mixon ... rotoscoping
Joe Viskocil ... crew: Fantasy II Film Effects (as Joseph Viskocil)
Gene Warren Jr. ... crew: Fantasy II Film Effects
Christopher Warren ... crew: Fantasy II Film Effects
Jon Warren ... model maker
Mike Warren ... special effects technician: Fantasy II

Stunts

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Pamela Benson ... stunt player
Clay Boss ... stunt player
Anthony Cecere ... stunt coordinator (as Tony Cecere)
Christopher Doyle ... stunt player
Dane Farwell ... stunt player
Joe Gilbride ... stunt player
Jeff Habberstad ... stunt player
Linda Fetters Howard ... stunt player (as Linda Fetters)
Al Jones ... stunt player (as Alton L. Jones)
Linda Kaye ... stunt player
Maria R. Kelly ... stunt player (as Maria Kelly)
Lisa Kieldrup ... stunt player
Lane Leavitt ... stunt player
Lisa McCullough ... stunt player (as Lisa L. McCullough)
Noon Orsatti ... stunt player
J. Suzanne Rampe ... stunt player
Debby Lynn Ross ... stunt player
Ray Saniger ... stunt player
Gary Stokes ... stunt player
Lee Waddell ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Kenneth Bonet ... additional electrician (as Ken Bonet)
Tony Brown ... dolly grip (as Tony A. Brown)
Justin Cawley ... additional grip
Richard Crompton ... best boy grip (as Richard 'Chard' Crompton)
Michael S. Endler ... first assistant camera (as Michael Endler)
Charles Hinton ... grip
Albert Malvaez ... second assistant camera
Charlie McIntyre ... electrician (as Chuck McIntyre)
Bob Myers ... key grip
Robert Nelson ... additional grip
Alex Poppas ... video assist
Ronald J. Pure Jr. ... electrician (as Joe Pure)
Don Riesau ... grip
Steve Rocha ... additional electrician
John 'Fest' Sandau ... best boy electric (as John 'Fester' Sandau)
Martin Schaer ... camera operator
Larry Thomas ... additional electrician (as Larry 'Woogie' Thomas)
James R. Tynes ... gaffer (as Jim Tynes)
Joseph F. Warren ... additional electrician (as Joe Warren)
Jamie Watson ... key grip
Luke Wynne ... still photographer
Paul Trimble ... grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Barbara Harris ... voice casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Deena Appel ... costume supervisor (as Deena Appel Caplow)
Gina Burke ... wardrobe assistant
Katie Los ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Dale Tarter ... location manager

Music Department

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Budd Carr ... music supervisor
Nicola Freegard ... music coordinator (as Niki Freegard)
Mary Parker ... assistant music editor (as Mary Patrao)
Allan K. Rosen ... supervising music editor

Transportation Department

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John Anderson ... honeywagon driver
Thomas P. Barrett ... cook driver
Chuck Clarke ... transportation coordinator
Phil Hedley ... production van driver
Mike Helgeson ... driver
Walt Miller ... transportation captain (as Walter Miller Jr.)

Other crew

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Sue Bokobza ... assistant accountant (as Sue Kwasnik-Bokobza)
Beth Brady ... craft service
Skot Bright ... production assistant
George Cost ... stand-in
Judson Matthew Davis ... production assistant
Nancy De Los Santos ... assistant to the producer
Jim Fall ... production assistant
Ernest Farino ... title designer: main titles (as Ernest D. Farino) / titles (as Ernest D. Farino)
Jennifer Zolten Freed ... production coordinator (as Jennifer Eden Zolten)
Ellen Gelula ... continuity
Larry Hand ... production accountant
Greg Hittelman ... production assistant (as Gregory Hittelman)
Jeffrey F. January ... movement consultant (as Jeff January)
Kris Fullan Martinez ... production secretary (as Kris Fullan)
Sharron Reynolds ... script supervisor
Robert Rippe ... on-set production assistant / production assistant (as Rob Rippe)
Michael Sternberg ... cook's helper
Christa Vausbinder ... assistant to the producer

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines The Scream You Don't Hear... Is Your Own See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Panics (France)
  • Visiones, 13 años después (Spain)
  • La pesadilla mortal (Argentina)
  • Ružni snovi (Serbia)
  • Zle sny (Poland)
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Runtime
  • 80 min
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Box Office

Budget $4,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $4,008,870, 10 Apr 1988

Did You Know?

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Trivia Director Andrew Fleming said on the Blu-Ray audio commentary that he fought a losing battle to feature rock band X's "Burning House of Love" on the closing credits. An studio executive named Ralph Saul fought against Fleming and insisted on Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child of Mine," which later became a hit. The band had originally planned to make a music video which featured clips from the film. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Colors/18 Again!/Above the Law/Bad Dreams (1988). See more »
Soundtracks Sweet Child O' Mine See more »
Quotes Dr. Alex Karmen: Mm, you know, I thought you might need some company tonight. It's safest here, really. The police are here, I'm here. We're going to have a nice, boring evening tonight. I even brought provisions: pure, unadulterated junk food. At this point who cares about chemicals?
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