Scary low-budget horror from the makers of the equally effective CHILDREN SHOULDN'T PLAY WITH DEAD THINGS and DERANGED. DEATHDREAM opens as Backus and a buddy are killed in battle in Vietnam. Back home, Backus' parents (Marley and Carlin) and his sister (Ormsby) are rocked by the news.
Dad grimly accepts their loss, but Mom refuses to believe it and acts as though her boy were still alive. That night the family dog begins to growl, and Mom suspects burglars are nearby. Instead, the family is shocked to find Backus standing at the door in his dress uniform, alive and well. Marley
brings some of the neighborhood boys over to entice his son play football (before the w...