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Dreamkiller (2010)

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A young doctor is linked to a series of mysterious and brutally executed murders while performing a controversial medical experiment with mysterious origins.

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Clyde Ware
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dario Deak ... Nick Nemet
John Savage ... Agent Barnes
Tyrone Power Jr. Tyrone Power Jr. ... Agent Benett
Penny Vital ... Annette DeFour (as Penny Drake)
John Colton ... Dr. Stalberg
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Alfano ... Forensics Tech
Karin Andrade Karin Andrade ... Debbie Torres
Roya Aryanpad Roya Aryanpad ... Nurse
Chéri Ballinger ... Research Scientist
Roxanne Barker Roxanne Barker ... Mother
Brad Bell ... Julian Stoli (as Cheeks)
David Bertelsen David Bertelsen ... Dr. Kearney
Lauren Bicknell Lauren Bicknell ... Psych Nurse Wilson
Greg Blessing Greg Blessing ... Officer Reilley
Kelly Chambers ... Rachel
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Storyline

A team of doctors experiment with a new, highly controversial form of psycho therapy (named F.R.I.T.) designed to cure chronic FEAR and PHOBIA patients. Soon someone begins to kill the patients one by one and investigation uncovers that the patients died in the exact way that they feared they would. Who or what brought their fears to life? Written by Anonymous

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Behind each fear hides your worst enemy See more »

Genres:

Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, disturbing images, some sexuality/nudity and language
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Thanatopsis See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,514, 21 February 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$15,514, 3 June 2010
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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The show playing on TV that Natalia is watching is "5 Minutes", Catherine C. Pirotta's short film from when she was in film school. See more »

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Well done for a beginner, still a long way to go
18 April 2010 | by keenastSee all my reviews

Congratulations to anybody who manages to actually finish a movie and even get it into a theater. that's no small feat by any means. A grand undertaking failing though on some levels: way too many characters - and all quite one-dimensional. I couldn't bond with any character and definitely not the lead. The story starts with a more or less clear cut premise but at the end is so utterly confusing and non-sensical, it'd be better the movie would have ended 30 minutes earlier. The movie is called a 'psychological thriller' - I don't know where this genre comes from really, but 'Dreamkiller' is more a horror/slasher/suspense movie. Psychology is the ingredient that is actually missing here. I doubt that the film's budget wasn't more than 50k as someone here mentioned. There's quite some production value on the screen. BUt don't look for any kind of sophisticated lighting, that's not there or was not in the budget. The colors are murky, the resolution is rather low, i suppose shot with a rather lowly video camera - nevertheless well done. 35mm was surely not in the budget and better a film is made and finished even with mediocre tools than just dreamed about and shot in vista-vision.

All in all I was sitting a bit on needles and hoped that the film would end sooner than what it did. I kinda has a lot of the right ingredients but not so great acting (with some exceptions) and a confusing story makes the film hard to recommend. The next one of this - so it seems - first time director, will surely be on another level. Doing it is the only film school worth visiting, and she'd done it !


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