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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


Ben's nightmares come back to haunt him and his friends in this psychological/supernatural horror film.

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It takes its victims and hides them in your nightmares!!! 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 »


[Eric hands Ben a graded paper]
Eric Baxter: Well, here's your paper airplane. Not a bad paper airplane, at that.
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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 »


Edited from Come to Me Softly (1988) See more »

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Far Beneath A Dream's Caliber

This movie at no point comes even close to capturing the mood or ambiance of anything dreamlike. I was hoping for either some trippy psychological concepts or at least some stimulating visuals, BUT it delivers neither. The bad acting is not bad enough to make the movie worthwhile, most of the effects are way too cheap looking to make an impression, and the story makes too little sense to be entertaining. Quite challenging to get through and offers no redeeming values aside from a few laughable moments of awkward acting, dialogue, and editing. Not really worth a $1 bargain bin purchase in my opinion.

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Release Date:

1989 (USA) See more »

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Beyond Dream's Door See more »

Filming Locations:

Columbus, Ohio, USA

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Panorama Entertainment See more »
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