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      PG Released Aug 29, 1974 1h 28m Horror List
      85% Tomatometer 13 Reviews 64% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Presumed dead in Vietnam, a young soldier reappears at his parents' home, but tensions grow within the family as his behavior becomes more odd. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Eddie Harrison …Deathdream is a fairly rough and ready low-budget horror in a Pet Sematary vibe, the kind of film where the angry subtext makes it of genuine historical interest… Rated: 3/5 Mar 28, 2023 Full Review Zena Dixon Real Queen of Horror Deathdream [is] definitely an overlooked gem that will appeal to horror fans from all different walks of life. Rated: 4.5/5 Aug 30, 2018 Full Review Zena Dixon Dread Central Deathdream is definitely an under-appreciated and hidden horror that needs more love. Aug 25, 2018 Full Review Anton Bitel ...uses acceptable forms of horror (the walking dead!) to reflect and allegorise real traumas that are a lot less acceptable. Jul 21, 2018 Full Review James Kendrick Q Network Film Desk belies its low budget with both an impressive cast headed by veteran character actors and director Bob Clark's creative economy Rated: 3/4 Nov 30, 2017 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews One of the first and best films to confront the ill-effects the Vietnam War had on the home front. Rated: B Jul 11, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Chris O One of the best, most underrated horror movies. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/29/24 Full Review Scott G While the music is good, but the character Andy and his mother are just unlikable. You're going to feel really sorry for the father, Charles. Also, there is no explanation over how Andy is a vampire/zombie. Those are what ruin the film. The VHS cover of the dead soldier over the grave is better than the film. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 09/18/23 Full Review GM It's very, very good. Very moving. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 09/25/22 Full Review Audience Member Scary, low budget movie, first movie to deal with the trauma and adjustment of coming back home. The reality Andy was resurrected due to Andy's mom denial her son was dead. And like war, so many lives lost. To me the most shocking is Andy killing the dog. Even though the horror elements were a little over the top, Andy's father committing suicide when he couldn't handle the atrocities anymore, Mom still helps her decaying son, driving him to the cemetery as Andy crawls into his grave and dies. Very dramatic and sad. Not bad. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Creepy little film. It has a Roger Corman horror feel to it, though quite serious in its social commentary. Worth seeing. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review andrew t Very dark, but original and brilliant. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Presumed dead in Vietnam, a young soldier reappears at his parents' home, but tensions grow within the family as his behavior becomes more odd.
      Bob Clark
      Bob Clark, Peter James, John Trent
      Alan Ormsby
      Entertainment International Pictures
      Production Co
      Impact Pictures
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 29, 1974, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 2, 2014
      1h 28m
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