Bad Dreams (film)

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Bad Dreams
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Andrew Fleming
Produced by Gale Anne Hurd
Written by Andrew Fleming &
Michael Dick &
P.J. Pettiette &
Yuri Zeltser (story)
Andrew Fleming and
Steven E. de Souza (screenplay)
Music by Jay Ferguson
Cinematography Alexander Gruszynski
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release dates
  • April 8, 1988 (1988-04-08) (U.S.)
Running time
84 min.
(Australia: 80 minutes)
Country United States
Language English
Budget $4,000,000 (estimated)
Box office $9,797,098 (USA)

Bad Dreams is a 1988 American horror film directed and co-written by Andrew Fleming and starring Jennifer Rubin, Bruce Abbott, E.G. Daily, Harris Yulin and Richard Lynch. It was produced by Gale Anne Hurd. The plot follows a young woman who awakens from a thirteen-year-long coma and finds herself being stalked by the ghost of a cult leader who led a mass suicide by fire that she survived as a young girl.


In 1975, a sinister hippie cult called Unity Fields commits mass suicide in a horrific manner - by fire - at the behest of its psychopathic leader, Franklin Harris (Richard Lynch). Only one young woman named Cynthia (Jennifer Rubin) survives to tell the tale. Now, 13 years later, Cynthia is having grim reminders of the mass suicide, as people around her begin to die one at a time. Cynthia finds out quickly that the ghost of Harris is back to claim his 'love child'.



The film was released theatrically in the United States by 20th Century Fox in April 1988. It grossed $9,797,098 at the box office.[1]

The film was released on DVD in the United States by Anchor Bay Entertainment in 2006.[2] This version is currently out of print.

The film was released by Shout Factory along with Visiting Hours as a double feature DVD on September 13, 2011.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Bad Dreams". Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  2. ^ "Bad Dreams". Retrieved 2011-04-01. 

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