Dream Demon (1988)

35mm film, colour
Dolby Stereo, English

A British horror film directed by Harley Cokliss.

Plot Summary

Two young women are afflicted by terrible and potentially lethal that start bleeding out into the real world.


Directed by: Harley Cokliss
© 1988 National Film Trustee Company Ltd.
Spectrafilm presents in association with Filmscreen Productions and British Screen. A Palace production. A film by Harley Cokliss
Executive Producer: Jonathan Olsberg, Nik Powell, Peter Watson-Wood, Timothy Woolford
Produced by: Paul Webster
Co-producer: David A. Barber
Written by: Christopher Wicking, Harley Cokliss
Additional Dialogue: Catherine de Pury
Photographed by: Ian Wilson
Editor: Ian Crafford, David Martin
Music by: Bill Nelson
Sound Mixer: Roy Charman
Costumes Designed by: Sue Blane
Make-up Artist: Daniel Parker
Hairdresser: Annie Townsend
Special Effects Animatronic Designer: David White
Mechanical Designer: Michael Scanlan
Special Effects by: Daniel Parker, Nik Williams
Scary Doll by: J.E. Thompson
Wounded Wall by: Lyn Whitehead
Director of Animation: Barry Leith
Production Designer: Hugo Luczyc-Wyhowski

Kathleen Wilhoite (Jenny Hoffman)
Jemma Redgrave (Diana Markham)
Timothy Spall (Peck)
Jimmy Nail (Paul)
Susan Fleetwood (Deborah)
Mark Greenstreet (Oliver)
Annabelle Lanyon (little Jenny)
Nickolas Grace (Jenny's father)
Patrick O'Connell (detective)
Andrew Johns (designer)
Richard Warner (minister)
Gordon Warnecke [private detective – scenes deleted]

See also
Bad (1988)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)



  • City Limits no.367 (13 October 1988) pp.24, 29-30 – review
  • Films and Filming October 1988 pp.21-23, 32, 33 – review
  • Monthly Film Bulletin November 1988 p.321-324 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Screen International 17 May 1986 p.2 – note
  • Screen International 15 August 1987 p.32 – note
  • Screen International 24 Oct 1987 p.408 – note
  • Screen International 15 October 1988 p.57 – credits, review
  • Time Out 12 October 1988 p.39 – review
  • Time Out 19 October 1988 p.13 – note
  • Variety 28 September 1988 p.16 – credits, review


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.431
  • English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby pp.283-84, 284, 334
  • Hoffman's Guide to SF, Horror and Fantasy Movies 1991-1992 p.114 – credits, review
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.147