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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.

Cast & Crew

Bruce Abbott
Dr. Alex Karmen
Richard Lynch
Harris
Harris Yulin
Dr. Berrisford
Susan Barnes
Connie
Sy Richardson
Detective Wasserman
Missy Francis
Young Cynthia
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Critic Reviews for Bad Dreams

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Audience Reviews for Bad Dreams

  • Aug 25, 2009
    I'm kind of caught here. I somewhat liked it, but came away rather under-whelmed because it was all too familiar and there was something more interesting within this strange horror/thriller premise than what was chalked up. Even with some creative cracks, it should've been better. The story's direction seems a little uneven if it wants to go out to shock (a good amount of blood splatter is spilt), or play its cards for psychological torment. Something about it never entirely fulfils. The performances are the main reason this one doesn't slip off the mind too quick. The beautiful Jennifer Rubin is exceptional in brining out a vulnerable side, which is counter-punched by determination. Alongside her are a very good Bruce Abbott and a towering Richard Lynch brings an uneasy subtly to his menacing character. Harris Yulin, Sy Richardson, Susan Ruttan and an amusingly batty Dean Cameron chip in with durable support. Andrew Fleming's leisured direction is stylish, but has that breakable quality to it. Good use of lighting, colouring and composition in pockets drips of atmosphere. The material is enjoyable (if minimal), as the protagonist tries to overcome the hallucinations that might be because of her unstable state of mind or the simple reality of being haunted by a restless spirit. There's some black humour evident, but the by-the-numbers script goes about things rather seriously. As well it has a fine and compelling soundtrack to boot. The special effects and make-up FX stands-up well enough. A decent little film.
    Cassandra M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 01, 2009
    An unusual and offbeat creep-out. One of the more imaginative horror films of the decade.
    Pamela D Super Reviewer
  • Nov 09, 2007
    This movie is awesome^^
    Sherry . Super Reviewer
  • Aug 26, 2007
    Not a bad horror cult-classic of being haunted and hunted by the ghost.
    Dean M Super Reviewer

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