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      Bad Dreams

      R 1988 1 hr. 26 min. Horror List
      38% 16 Reviews Tomatometer 42% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score Unity Field, a "free love" cult from the '70s, is mostly remembered for its notorious mass suicide led by Harris (Richard Lynch), its charismatic leader. While all members are supposed to burn in a fire together, young Cynthia (Jennifer Rubin) is spared by chance. Years later, the nightmare of Unity Field remains buried in her mind. But when those around Cynthia start killing themselves, and she begins having visions of Harris, she may be forced to confront the past -- before it confronts her. Read More Read Less

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      Brad P Long deemed an Elm Street rip-off, Bad Dreams is far more original (not to mention entertaining) than it's given credit for and is well worth a watch. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Sharon G One of the most disturbing horror movies I've ever seen. Why it gets low ratings from others I don't understand. It will follow you into your own dreams if you're not careful. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 10/15/22 Full Review Audience Member Esse filme e absolutamente incrível e inovador até mesmo para os dias de hoje,ele certamente esteve sob a sombra de A Nightmare on Elm street,o que e um absurdo pois este filme não e uma cópia a idéia e tão original quanto o próprio filme citado,ele tem um plot twist incrível no final Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review steve d Surprisingly effective and really intense. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Take the rating with a grain of salt as I'm no longer a fan of most '80s horror. While I was growing up they were amazing and set the foundation for my love of horror. But most of them have aged horribly, including Bad Dreams. I couldn't finish the whole thing, so may be the ending salvaged it. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review delysid d interesting story but theres a whole lot to hate about this thing Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/06/19 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times This is another of those foul teenage vomitoriums in which the only message is that the world is evil and brutal. Rated: 0.5/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Rene Jordan El Nuevo Herald (Miami) Bad Dreams is a cinematographic nightmare…qualifying as outstanding in service. [Full review in Spanish] Jun 13, 2022 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins A noteworthy, entertaining, twisty little thriller. Rated: 7/10 Aug 31, 2020 Full Review Patrick Brennan Dread Central Long deemed an Elm Street rip-off, Bad Dreams is far more original (not to mention entertaining) than it's given credit for and is well worth a watch. Rated: 3/5 Jul 16, 2020 Full Review Ángel Luis Inurria El Pais (Spain) The interesting premise falls flat in its development. [Full Review in Spanish] Mar 31, 2020 Full Review Ian White Starburst As a total package this is probably one of the most underrated horrors of that decade. Rated: 9/10 Jul 31, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Unity Field, a "free love" cult from the '70s, is mostly remembered for its notorious mass suicide led by Harris (Richard Lynch), its charismatic leader. While all members are supposed to burn in a fire together, young Cynthia (Jennifer Rubin) is spared by chance. Years later, the nightmare of Unity Field remains buried in her mind. But when those around Cynthia start killing themselves, and she begins having visions of Harris, she may be forced to confront the past -- before it confronts her.
      Director
      Andrew Fleming
      Screenwriter
      Andrew Fleming, Steven E. de Souza
      Production Co
      No Frills Film Production
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Sep 13, 2011
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $8.9M
      Sound Mix
      Surround