Directed by Bob Clark
When their son returns home after dying in war, a couple suspect he’s not human. Soon enough, Andy is thirsty for blood to keep his body from rotting - which naturally causes problems for him and his parents. Before moving on to mainstream fare, Bob Clark (A CHRISTMAS STORY) directed three well-regarded horror films (including BLACK CHRISTMAS) of which DEATHDREAM is the most powerful, marrying W.W. Jacob’s classic horror story “The Monkey’s Paw” with an important social message about the violence of the Vietnam war - and how veterans bring it home with them.
When their son returns home after dying in war, his parents suspect he’s not human.
Cast: John Marley, Lynn Carlin, Richard Backus
An overlooked gem with an eerie, disturbing and heartbreaking finale. Don't pass this up.
A classic Horror film in my book that is extremely underrated. Crazy that Bob Clark dropped Deathdream and the masterful Black Christmas all in the same year!
Don't let the awful poster/promotional image fool you, this film is moving, scary, and terrific.
Such a good film...