Marie starts us off with the most glaringly obvious entry here, then I take you on a tour of films you shouldn't expect to sleep well after seeing.
|NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984)|
|BAD DREAMS (1988)|
|SLEEP TIGHT (2011)|
|ROSEMARY'S BABY (1968)|
|THE CELL (2000)|
|DARKNESS FALLS (2003)|
|STIR OF ECHOES (1999)|
|DEAD OF NIGHT (1945)|
|SHADOW PEOPLE (2013)|
|IN DREAMS (1999)|
|A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS|
No discussion of sleep in film would be complete without a shout-out to Dream Warriors. Though we've already mentioned the original A Nightmare on Elm Street, this third installment is a franchise favorite and one of the best Freddy films. Kristin Parker (Patricia Arquette) is admitted to a mental ward after she dreams of Freddy slashing her wrists and when she wakes it looks like she was trying to commit suicide. In the hospital she meets several kindred sleepless souls, all plagued by Freddy in their dreams. She also is comforted by Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp reprising her role) who is now a dream therapist and tries to help the group defeat Freddy. Some of the best dream sequences are in this film, especially when the others in the group experiment with group dreaming and hypnosis. Dream Warriors is really an exceptional installment in the NOES series, and can really stand on its own if necessary.
|INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978)|