Dead of Night (Deathdream)
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A young Soldier is killed in the line of duty in Vietnam. That same night, the soldier returns home, brought back by his Mother's wishes that he "Don't Die"! Upon his Return, Andy sits in his room, refusing to see his friends or family, venturing out only at night. The Vampiric horror is secondary to the terror that comes from the disintegration of a typical American family.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A disturbing low-budget horror film that doubles as a critique of America's involvement in Vietnam."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"John Marley imbues the film with the kind of pathos that wears down the defenses of a principally comic filmmaker like Clark"
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"Deliberate, uncompromising, and very sad, Bob Clark's quiet masterpiece is still one of the most inspired anti-war genre pics out there."
‑ Brian Juergens, Bloody Disgusting
"Like the best genre films, Deathdream offers an interesting glimpse of the American psyche during the time it was made."
‑ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide
"Grim, tasteless and inexplicably overrated trash."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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