NOT an Elm Street Carbon copy!
Warning: possible spoilers! ::As with many films released in Hollywood over
the years, this one is a victim of having a title that has no significance
to the actual plot. "Bad Dreams" is just a flashy title to lure viewers,
making them think it's another Elm Street ripoff. Forget about Elm Street.
Watch this one with an open mind. The only similarities it has to Elm
three are these: A burned up psycho, a mental hospital (in which the
patients are much more believable than the ones of NOES 3) and Jennifer
Rubin. That's where the similarities end. The heroine of the film is not,
fact, having dreams, but hallucinations. You never once see her go to sleep
and dream of this guy, he just shows up (usually conveniently after she's
taken her meds. Hmmmm!) It is an excellent and smart psychological
and completely underrated. And Dean Cameron, as always, is excellent,
lovable, and funny in the role of Ralph, a horny teenager suffering from
borderline personality disorder..
Bad Dreams on elm Street 3 :)
The First time I remember seeing this movie was back in the late 80s, when
it was being played on HBO late one night. I remember at the time I
the movie was pretty cool. I didnt see the movie again until about a year
ago , when I picked up a used copy of it. Since then I have watched the
movie a couple times, and I think its pretty awesome. its got some scary
sences, and its definately got that old style 80s horror feel to it, which
miss. Its also crazy how similar this movie is to the 1987 masterpeice,A
Nightmare on Elm Street 3- Dream Worriors. This movie's main star is
Jennifer Ruben, who played Taryn in Nightmare 3...and just like in
3, Bad Dreams is about a group of troubled kids who are in a mental
institution, being haunted in there dreams by a burned boogeyman. It was
cool to see Jennifer Ruben in another horror movie. This, and Nightmare 3,
are the only two movies I can remember her in. Check out "Bad Dreams" if
want to see another cool late 80s horror movie..