View Full Version : 88 Films Releasing Bad Dreams

Ian Jane
04-27-2018, 09:47 AM
Coming in July.

"After the success of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET in 1984, many a movie that moulded together slasher thrills and supernatural chills was rushed into production - from SLAUGHTERHOUSE ROCK (1988) to THE HORROR SHOW (1989) and Wes Craven's own SHOCKER (1989). None, however, were quite as notable nor as notorious as the bombastic blood-spiller BAD DREAMS from 1987, which roped in its own Freddy Krueger alumni with sexy Scream Queen starlet Jennifer Ruben (from A NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST 3: THE DREAM WARRIORS). Also starring the late, great B-thespian Richard Lynch (CUT AND RUN) as a Jim Jones-style reverend who begins to avenge his creepy cult of followers from beyond-the-grave, BAD DREAMS features some frantic and ferocious special effects, plenty of tormented teens and some of the finest frights of its decade! Featuring the legendary Bruce Abbott (RE-ANIMATOR) and produced by Hollywood heavyweight Gale Anne Hurd (ALIENS), whilst featuring a screenplay from DIE HARD's Steven E. de Souza, it is no wonder that BAD DREAMS became one of the most popular slasher classics of the 1980s... and 88 Films is proud to present this work of gruesome genius in horrific HD! It might just stop you getting a good night's kip!"


Alex K.
04-27-2018, 10:41 AM
This is a good one. Worth checking out especially if you're a fan of Richard Lynch.

Matt H.
04-27-2018, 05:15 PM
I was too young when I first saw this and I found it extremely upsetting. I remember the scene where Bruce Abbott keeps running over the old doctor in the parking lot being particularly traumatizing, haha. It's a pretty grim movie, actually.

Ian Jane
06-19-2018, 10:15 AM
Plenty of extras on the 88 release just announced:

Extensive interview (over 40 minutes!) with star Jennifer Rubin
Exclusive interview with director Andrew Fleming
Exclusive interview with BAD DREAMS fan Spencer Murphy, Lecturer at the University of Coventry.
Audio commentary with slasher buffs and all-round genre experts Nathaniel Thompson and Tim Greer from Mondo-Digital.com
Limited edition booklet notes by Calum Waddell charting 30 years of slasher madness!
Full uncut and uncensored restoration for the first time in the UK!

Alex K.
06-19-2018, 11:37 AM
But this isn't a slasher movie...