DEATHDREAM a.k.a. DEAD OF NIGHT
|Starring||John Marley, Lynn Carlin and Richard Backus|
18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.
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Departed/dearly missed Canadian auteur Bob Clark was the force behind PORKY’S, BABY GENIUSES 2 and some of the most enduring horror films in cinematic history. No one will argue the innovation and scarepower of the original BLACK CHRISTMAS or the flawless Ed Gein opera DERANGED. But the often overlooked DEATHDREAM is his most compelling dramatic achievement.
The parents of a Vietnam war casualty find their grieving rudely interrupted by their son knocking on the front door. The joyful reunion is short-lived as his increasingly bloodthirsty behavior begins to hint that he may not have made it home alive after all. Horror effects legend Tom Savini lends some of his earliest work to this perfectly constructed destroyer with teeth-grittingly strong performances from all on screen.
This is especially true of John Marley, an incredibly talented actor who horror fans will recognize from THE CAR and wine-sipping college students will recall from Cassavetes’ FACES. The other 99.7% of society wouldn’t give a rat’s ass about either film -- or anything else made prior to MATRIX II -- and should be shot in the back of the head. (Zack)
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