In Dreams


(out of 5)

Very strange nightmare thriller about a children’s writer () who finds her mind beng invaded by visions of a ruthless murderer () who may be coming after her daughter next. Neil Jordan’s moody direction and the beautiful camera work stand out immediately, but the plot becomes overbearing and completely ridiculous in its last third.   is the straight-man-beard in this loony universe as Bening’s bewildered husband, and Jordan’s mainstay star  has a small part as a nosy cop. The film is thrillingly scary (at least at first), but horror fans with a flavour for more conventional storytelling will want to steer clear of it.

Amblin Entertainment, DreamWorks

USA, 1999

Directed by

Screenplay by Neil Jordan, , based on the novel Doll’s Eyes by

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

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