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Beyond Dream's Door (1989)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 1989 (USA)
Ben's nightmares come back to haunt him and his friends in this psychological/supernatural horror film.


Jay Woelfel


Jay Woelfel




Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Baldasare ... Ben Dobbs
Rick Kesler ... Eric Baxter
Susan Pinsky ... Julie Oxel
Norm Singer ... Professor Noxx
Daniel White Daniel White ... D.F. White
John Dunleavy ... Janitor
Darby Vasbinder Darby Vasbinder ... Witch
Marge Whitney ... Mrs. Oxel
Lucas Simpson ... Ricky
Daniel Carnevale ... Ben Dobbs (future)
Raymond Michael Bell ... Dead Dreamer (as R. Michael Bell)
Michelle Lorch Michelle Lorch ... Dead Dreamer
Patricia Resatka Patricia Resatka ... Dead Dreamer
Evan Stansbury Evan Stansbury ... Dead Dreamer
Eric Swelstad ... Dead Dreamer
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Ben's nightmares come back to haunt him and his friends in this psychological/supernatural horror film.

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Where dreams become reality and your worst nightmares come true!!! See more »


Drama | Fantasy | Horror


Not Rated | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


VHS releases included a lengthy dream sequence featuring a girl in a sprawling inn who was taunting Eric. This scene was actually the short film Come to Me Softly (1988), which the distributors inserted into the movie to pad the running time. It was removed when the film was issued on DVD. See more »


Ben Dobbs: Beyond dream's door is where horror lies.
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Crazy Credits

Beyond Dream's Door is a work of fiction and bears no similarities to real characters or events in your world at any point in the past, future or anywhere in between. See more »

Alternate Versions

When the film was released on DVD in 2006 it was a director's cut of the film with a new 5.1 sound mix. This version is actually shorter than the VHS version. It has one new scene not in the original release and removes one dream scene, that was actually another short film by the same director that was put into the film to add running time demanded by the original distributor in 1989. The short was included on the DVD as an extra. See more »


References From Beyond (1986) See more »

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Proof that you don't need millions to make a decent film.
22 October 2005 | by EyeAskanceSee all my reviews

I love seeing low-budget and NO-budget films rise above their limitations and succeed in becoming something greater than merely watchable. "BEYOND DREAM'S DOOR" is such a film, one that presents an intelligent and engaging story with enough resourcefulness and fecund imagination to make the shortcomings of a meager budget far less obvious. Sure, some of the special effects are on the hokey side(but wonderfully gross!), and the acting is fairly amateurish...but don't let forgivable flaws hold you back from enjoying this wild, surreal tale of a young man being relentlessly tormented by his nightmares, both in sleep and awake. Things are far more complex within the story, but let's save good surprises for viewing time.

Seven out of ten stars...I'm not boiling over with the enthusiasm of other reviewers here, but I was pleasantly surprised with this film.

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Release Date:

1989 (USA) See more »

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За дверью сна See more »

Filming Locations:

Columbus, Ohio, USA

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Panorama Entertainment See more »
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