Dream Demon


Action / Horror

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Kathleen Wilhoite as Jenny Hoffman
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Timothy Spall as Peck
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Jemma Redgrave as Diana
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Patrick O'Connell as Detective
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820.95 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 29 min
P/S 1 / 1
1.49 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 29 min
P/S 0 / 3

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca6 / 10

Low budget but imaginative British horror

Despite being saddled with one of those supremely irritating "dream vs. reality" type plots, DREAM DEMON is a surprisingly well-made British horror film which could be considered the British equivalent of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. The budget may have been low (especially considering the state of British cinema in the '80s) but the producers of this movie picked some fairly good actors and mixed them into a complicated plot involving a girl's dreams which become reality. This is a film which manages to be pretty suspenseful in places and even - wow! - scary on occasion. I wouldn't consider it a great movie but it passes the time nicely and has some over-the-top splatter for gore fans to enjoy, while displaying an imagination usually lacking in late '80s cinema.

Opening with a superbly crafted shock scene involving a decapitation at a wedding of all places, the film alternates between reality and dreamscapes repeatedly with the lines between the two becoming ever more blurred. Shots of heroines running down weirdly-lit netherworldly corridors deserve a nod to HELLRAISER, that other major late '80s British horror movie, but the script remains unpredictable at all times. The cast is an interesting one, with Jemma Redgrave giving a powerful performance in the leading role as the dreamer, with Kathleen Wilhoite as her imported American friend (shame about that dated haircut though). Surprisingly the heavies are played by Timothy Spall and Jimmy Nail, two well-known British comedy actors. The surprising thing is that they're actually very good as the two loathsome reporters, with Spall being particularly repulsive.

The splatter effects are kept to a minimum but tend to go over-the-top when they do appear. In all the film doesn't really make much sense (at least to this viewer),and with the flashback to the burning figure I wasn't really sure how that linked to all of the terror. Still, there is plenty to be entertained by for the horror fan including walls which crack and bleed and lots of shadowy menace. An intriguing effort.

Reviewed by kosmasp7 / 10

What are Dreams made of?

Also shouldn't it be a Nightmare Demon? But Dream Demon does have a nice ring to it for sure. And the movie is quite nicely made. There is even a system behind the dreams, though you might not really decipher it from the start. Not everyone I reckon. And that's really a nice touch to add to the movie.

Still most of it is, where are we and are we? It's like a dream version of Total Recall. Sort of and with a touch of fantasy and imagination. Then again, that is what you need or dreams isn't it? I think so, but whatever the case, a good thriller/horror movie that has no Freddy Krueger in it, but still is entertaining and horryfying enough

Reviewed by udar556 / 10

Captures the bizarre nature of dreams, not much else

A British stab at the popular dream subgenre in the 80s that ends up coming off like A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET mixed with REPULSION. Virginal Diana (Jemma Redgrave) is preparing to get married when she begins having a number of vivid dreams that end up having effects on the real world. Directed by Harley Cokeliss, DREAM DEMON does have one thing going for it in that it perfectly captures the surreal nature of dreams. I can't tell you the number of times I have dreamt of pushing my hand through someones pus filled face, only to fall down a pit a few seconds later and have a guy on fire run out of nowhere (seriously). The film also attempts to have a mystery involving the house where Diana lives but it is put together so haphazardly that little of it makes sense. Is the house evil? If so, how is the house evil? Is Diana possessed? We never really know. Regardless, it is worth checking out once if you are starved for some of the bizarre dreams and visuals.

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