Thursday, April 30, 2009

Don't Go To Sleep (1982)

3 / 5 Feb '09
Tagline: N/A
Directed by: Richard Lang
Written by: Ned Wynn
Actors include: Dennis Weaver, Valerie Harper, Ruth Gordon
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Length: 93 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

Huh, well with a fantastic cast and Aaron Spelling Productions behind this picture I'd expected a winner. I was particularly excited about watching this made-for-tv movie after watching the awesome "Dark Night Of The Scarecrow", the two may be similar in ratings on IMDB but this one doesn't even compare. Anyhow, the story is about a car accident that took the life of a family's oldest daughter that was caused by a prank. She comes back in ghost form for revenge with the help of her sister Jennifer. It's just predictable, not very rewarding and not very creepy. A few good ideas within and really they could have made this exciting, but instead they opted to challenge the viewer to stay awake and I'm afraid it was a bit challenging during parts. It's not scary, not bloody and not shocking, I guess perhaps this is freakier if you are a kid or something. Still the pizza cutter scene is pretty darned freaky I'll give it that!

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