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City of the Dream Demons (2014)

Unrated | | Horror | 29 April 2014 (USA)
Tommy has been suffering from bad dreams as far back as he can remember. He could never sleep more than eight hours without waking up screaming. Now, on his sixteenth birthday, he's ready ... See full summary »

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Johnny Dickie

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Johnny Dickie
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Credited cast:
Peter Beres Peter Beres ... Purple pie pete
Joshua Bruce Joshua Bruce ... Jett (rumored)
Anthony Edward Curry Anthony Edward Curry ... Marty
Joey Davalos Joey Davalos ... Spat
Carla Dickie Carla Dickie ... Record store employee
Johnny Dickie Johnny Dickie ... Tommy
Rebecca Labow Rebecca Labow ... Sarah
Mike Longo Mike Longo ... Ick
Jack Mulvanerty Jack Mulvanerty ... Jack
Molly Russakoff Molly Russakoff ... Mom
Jason Wolf Jason Wolf ... Pazazus
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Tommy has been suffering from bad dreams as far back as he can remember. He could never sleep more than eight hours without waking up screaming. Now, on his sixteenth birthday, he's ready to party, that is if 3 demons don't stop them first. Will Tommy and his punker friends survive the birthday bash? Or will they become more cattle for the world's largest human slaughterhouse, the City of the Dream Demons? Written by johnny dickie

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A Fun Homage to SOV Horror of the 80s.
19 September 2016 | by andrewoliverjazzSee all my reviews

When I found out that John Dickie, the director and writer of City of the Dream Demons, is actually just a teenager, I was surprised. It certainly explains the amateur acting and technical aspects of the film, but City of the Dream Demons is just as entertaining as any other Z-grade, Shot-On-Video trashterpiece made by full grown adults - think Gore-met Zombie Chef from Hell. The passion for film making is all there, and the countless homages to old-school VHS culture will be sure to warm the hearts of any old fans.

In terms of the film itself, the plot and concept are very interesting, far from standard slasher fare. However, the execution is choppy at best, and the performances, dialogue, and death scenes are rather awkward. The humor, found throughout the film, is a nice touch, as it shows a certain awareness of what the director is really making here - not a masterpiece, but a fun tribute to a bygone era. That's exactly what this movie is. Fun. If you enjoy bad movies, particularly of the SOV variety, then this one is for you. If you do not, then you probably want to give this one a pass. The effort was good, but the execution was certainly shaky. I look forward to seeing what John Dickie does in the future.


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