Shout! Factory Releasing a Double Feature to Die for: Bad Dreams and Visiting Hours

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Around here at Dread Central we love us some Shout! Factory. These cats have continuously been one of the go-to sources for Eighties classics long thought to be lost. Case in point: the double-feature DVD release of Bad Dreams and Visiting Hours. Oh, how we love you.

Look for this killer package in stores on September 13th for just $14.97 SRP.


In the mid-1970s the members of the love cult Unity Fields sought “the ultimate joining” by dousing themselves with gasoline and committing mass suicide. A young girl blown clear of the fiery explosion was the only survivor. Thirteen years later, Cynthia (Jennifer Rubin, Screamers) awakens from a coma inside a psychiatric hospital with only buried memories of that horrific day — but now her fellow patients are each being driven to their own violent suicides. Has the sect’s leader (Richard Lynch, Deathsport) returned to claim his final child? Bruce Abbott (Re-Animator) co-stars in the intense shocker Bad Dreams from director Andrew Fleming (The Craft) and producer Gale Anne Hurd (Punisher: War Zone, The Incredible Hulk).

Special Features

  • Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer (1:78:1)
  • New Dolby Digital 5.1 Soundtrack
  • Commentary with writer/director Andrew Fleming
  • Interviews with actors Jennifer Rubin, Bruce Abbott, Richard Lynch and Dean Cameron
  • The Special Effects of Bad Dreams
  • Behind-the-Scenes of Bad Dreams’ Original Ending
  • Theatrical Trailer


    Academy Award®–winner Lee Grant (Best Supporting Actress in 1975 for Shampoo) stars as outspoken TV journalist Deborah Ballin, whose crusade against domestic violence enrages a creepy loner (a truly disturbing performance by Michael Ironside, Scanners) in Visiting Hours. He brutally attacks the anchorwoman in her home, but Ballin survives and is hospitalized. Her assailant is enraged; he is haunted by a horrific childhood trauma . . . and now he has hidden himself inside the hospital to finish what he started. Can anybody — including her concerned boss (William Shatner), a frantic nurse (Linda Purl, Happy Days) or Deborah herself — stop the psycho’s killing spree before it reaches sick new extremes?

    Special Features

  • Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer (1.78.1)
  • Theatrical trailer, radio and TV spots

    Shout! Factory Releasing a Double Feature to Die for: Bad Dreams and Visiting Hours

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    Steve Barton

    You're such an inspiration for the ways that I will never, ever choose to be.

    • Vanvance1

      I remember Bad Dreams, enjoyable.

      This should be a blu ray.