Dreamscape (1984)

Dreamscape (1984) 99min | Action, Adventure, Horror | 17 August 1984 (USA) Summary: A young psychic on the run from himself is recruited by a government agency experimenting with the use of the dream-sharing technology and is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of the U.S. president.
Countries: USALanguages: English

I can only begin to imagine how many people were disappointed when, in Blockbuster, they selected the movie based on the cover of the video box. Now, I know that some of the words I’ve used in the previous sentence may seem a little alien to many of you. Words like ‘Blockbuster’ and ‘video’. If that’s the case then I want you just to roll your eyes a bit and say something like ‘OK GenX’ and just keep on reading.

What is this movie about, if it isn’t an Indiana Jones style adventure? It’s about a team of psychics being trained to enter the nightmares of other people and help save them from themselves. By use of the word ‘team’ I mean three people, one of which goes mad, one of which is evil and one of which is a dream rapist (because she said no and then he went and did it anyway). It’s up to you to figure out which one is the supposed hero of the movie. It would have you believe that it’s the dream rapist. I’m not sure. I think it might be the little kid.

Anyway, back to the movie. The President of the United States needs to be saved from his nightmares, someone important in his inner circle would rather that he died instead. There’s a great scene with a sandwich. The CGI is terrible. The movie poster is 98% lies. If you must watch it, then I can only recommend you also watch the Rifftrax version, if only because that version features a (regrettably brief) acoustic mash-up of Milkshake by Kelis with Edelweiss.

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