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Dream Demon (1988)

A young woman about to be married begins having terrifying dreams about demons. When she wakes, however, the demons are real and begin to commit gruesome murders.

Director:

Harley Cokeliss (as Harley Cokliss)

Writers:

Christopher Wicking, Harley Cokeliss (as Harley Cokliss) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jemma Redgrave ... Diana
Kathleen Wilhoite ... Jenny Hoffman
Timothy Spall ... Peck
Jimmy Nail ... Paul
Mark Greenstreet Mark Greenstreet ... Oliver
Susan Fleetwood ... Deborah
Annabelle Lanyon ... Little Jenny
Nickolas Grace Nickolas Grace ... Jenny's Father
Patrick O'Connell ... Detective
Andrew Jones Andrew Jones ... Designer
Richard Warner ... Minister
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A young woman about to be married begins having terrifying dreams about demons. When she wakes, however, the demons are real and begin to commit gruesome murders.

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Taglines:

Two women trapped in a savage nightmare... To escape they must confront the

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1988 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Descenso a los infiernos See more »

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Budget:

£3,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Film debut of Jemma Redgrave. See more »

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Referenced in Dispatches: Beyond Belief (1992) See more »

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I'm looking at YOU, Falklands War!
8 January 2010 | by Lee EisenbergSee all my reviews

Sort of a send-up of "A Nightmare on Elm Street", "Dream Demon" must be the only horror flick that references the Falklands War. The plot is pretty routine - woman starts having nightmares and it turns out that they relate to her past - but I liked the gag that they pulled in the opening scene; seriously, not even the Evil Dead movies thought of that! The only cast member whom I recognized is Timothy Spall (Wormtail in the Harry Potter movies). His character got to experience the REALLY ugly stuff, and I suspect that it was fun to create those makeup effects. Overall, this movie is probably worth seeing once.

PS: at the 1988 Fantasporto festival (held in Porto, Portugal), "Dream Demon" got nominated for Best Foreign Film.


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