Bad Dreams

Bad Dreams

Director: Andrew Fleming

Cast: Andrew Fleming, Jennifer Rubin, Bruce Abbott, Richard Lynch

     
 

The sole survivor of a psycho-led mass suicide awakens from a 13-year coma and begins having visions of the cult leader who was also killed in the fiery death scene. She resists his efforts to have her join him in the hereafter, and soon members from her therapy group start dropping like flies.See more details below

Overview

The sole survivor of a psycho-led mass suicide awakens from a 13-year coma and begins having visions of the cult leader who was also killed in the fiery death scene. She resists his efforts to have her join him in the hereafter, and soon members from her therapy group start dropping like flies.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
Though its obvious Nightmare on Elm Street 3 comparisons are undeniable, Bad Dreams is a neat little horror flick that's surprising only in the fact that it actually tries to be scary. With inventive use of music underlying the entire flick, the technical aspects of the picture are something to admire not only because they were attempted, but also because they're so effective. The fake-out fright technique does tend to get a little stale by the end, but it doesn't sour what the filmmakers were trying to accomplish. Sadly, not as much can be said about the script, whose most jarring problems stem from unbelievable situations within the mental institution setting. In addition, star Jennifer Rubin is more than a bit stiff in her role, taking her whole emotionally scarred performance to a whole new wooden territory. Main baddie Richard Lynch makes for a creepy villain in and out of juicy burn-faced makeup, while the rest of the recognizable cast does a fine job for what they're asked to do. Not recommended for those who love massive body counts and inventive kills, Bad Dreams might be considered a rip-off Freddy flick, but those who bother to go back to it will find that its ambitions far outweigh its rather derivative nature.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/18/2006
UPC:
0013131309294
Original Release:
1988
Rating:
R
Source:
Starz / Anchor Bay
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:24:00

Special Features

Widescreen presentation (1:85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs; The making of Bad Dreams; Audio commentary with writer/director Andrew Fleming; The special effects of Bad Dreams; Behind the scenes of Bad Dreams; Original ending; Trailer; Screenplay (DVD-ROM); Bonus features not rated or closed captioned

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jennifer Rubin Cynthia
Bruce Abbott Dr. Alex Karmen
Richard Lynch Harris
Dean Cameron Ralph
Harris Yulin Dr. Berrisford
Susan Barnes Connie
Sy Richardson Detective Wasserman
Missy Francis Young Cynthia
John Scott Clough Victor
Damita Jo Freeman Gilda
Louis Giambalvo Ed
Alba Francesca Reporter #3
Thomas Oglesby Cynthia's Policeman
Rex Lee Waddell Male Unity
James Bershad Unity Member #9
Charles Bouvier Ralph's Policeman
Tony Cecere Fireman
Julianne Dallara Unity Member #8
Ellaraino Reporter #2
Charles Fleischer Ron the Pharmacist
Philip Granger Male Unity
Sarina Grant Nurse
Chip Johnson Reporter #5
Brian Katkin Physical Therapist
Ben Kronen Edgar
Kristina Loggia Unity Member #5
Evan MacKenzie Unity Member #10
Coleen Maloney Unity House Nurse
Julianna McCarthy Nurse
Maria Melendez Reporter #4
Jon Menick Night Guard Anthony
James Purcell Paramedic
Romy Rosemont Nurse
Susan Ruttan Miriam
Sheila Scott-Wilkinson Hettie
Don Sparks Policeman at Fire
Tim Trella Male Unity
Annie Waterman Female Unity
Steve Whiteford Reporter #7
Steven Anderson Reporter #1
Elizabeth Daily Lana

Technical Credits
Andrew Fleming Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
Michele Burke Makeup Special Effects
Budd Carr Musical Direction/Supervision
Tony Cecere Stunts
A. Rosalind Crew Art Director
Ivo Cristante Production Designer
Steven E. de Souza Screenwriter
Fantasy II Film Effects Special Effects
Deborah Everton Costumes/Costume Designer
Jay Ferguson Score Composer
Jeff Freeman Editor
Roger George Special Effects
Alexander Gruszynski Cinematographer
Gale Anne Hurd Producer
Mindy Marin Casting
Gill Mosko Special Effects
Ginny Nugent Associate Producer
Lise Romanoff Special Effects
Sheri Short Makeup
Charles Skouras Production Manager
Richard Snell Special Effects
John Woodward Asst. Director
Yuri Zeltser Screenwriter

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Bad Dreams
1. Sole Survivor (Main Titles) [7:46]
2. Waking In the 80's [2:47]
3. The Group [5:59]
4. Haunted Elevator [5:48]
5. Burning Memory [5:07]
6. Baptism of Death [5:08]
7. Falling From Grace [6:26]
8. Secret Rendezvous [5:11]
9. Bloodbath [4:43]
10. Break Time [4:15]
11. Cutting Edge Therapy [4:24]
12. Isolation [5:29]
13. Bad Dreams [:46]
14. The Evil That Men Do [3:45]
15. Revelations [6:31]
16. End Credits [5:41]

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