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Horror By the Sub-Genres: Dream Horror

There is an inevitability to sleep that makes it frightening in a way that most real-world fears can never quite match. Sharks can be scary, but you can always stay out of the water, and you’re never required to go camping or participate in a séance with your friends. But sleep… that’s an inevitability to which everyone eventually succumbs.

Retro Trailer: "Paperhouse" (1988)

I just got back from enjoying the hell out of "Super 8" and cannot stop getting all nostalgic about the kid friendly 80's horror movies that I used to be obsessed with growing up. "Paperhouse" was one of those movies, about a neglected girl, Anna, who draws a house while suffering from a fever. During her fever induced dreams she finds herself dreaming about what she draws and begins adding to the house and realizing her dreams are turning into nightmares. The dream sequences in this movie are truly chilling and the whole movie is told from Anna's point of view.

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