Deathdream

  • 1972
  • Movie
  • R
  • Horror

Scary low-budget horror from the makers of the equally effective CHILDREN SHOULDN'T PLAY WITH DEAD THINGS and DERANGED. DEATHDREAM opens as Backus and a buddy are killed in battle in Vietnam. Back home, Backus' parents (Marley and Carlin) and his sister (Ormsby) are rocked by the news. Dad grimly accepts their loss, but Mom refuses to believe it and acts...read more

Where to Watch

Available to Stream

  • Watch on

Deathdream - Official Trailer

Autoplay

In this shattering variation on The Monkey's Paw, grief-stricken suburban parents (Academy Award nominees John Marley of THE GODFATHER and Lynn Carlin of FACES) refuse to accept the news that their son Andy (Richard Backus) has been killed in Vietnam. But when Andy returns home soon after, something may be horribly wrong: Andy is alive and wellor is he? Produced and directed by Bob Clark (BLACK CHRISTMAS) and written by Alan Ormsby (DERANGED), DEATHDREAM became one of the very first films to confront the domestic ravages of the Vietnam War. More than thirty years later, it remains one of the most chilling horror films of all time.

More Clips

Cast & Details See all »

  • Released: 1972
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Scary low-budget horror from the makers of the equally effective CHILDREN SHOULDN'T PLAY WITH DEAD THINGS and DERANGED. DEATHDREAM opens as Backus and a buddy are killed in battle in Vietnam. Back home, Backus' parents (Marley and Carlin) and his sister (O… (more)

Show More »