The directorial debut of Oscar-winning art director Roger Christian (Star Wars, Alien) is one of the great unsung horror films of the early 80s.
Kathryn Harrold, Željko Ivanek, Shirley Knight
UK 1982. 92min
Often claimed to be an inspiration on A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, Roger Christian’s psychokinetic phantasmagoria (itself influenced by the likes of Carrie and Patrick) tells the story of a young man who is able to transmit his disturbed dreams into the minds of the people around him. A bracing blend of insidious surrealism and spectacular set pieces, this singular shocker is cited by Quentin Tarantino as his favourite film from 1982.