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The monstrous spirit of a slain janitor seeks revenge by invading the dreams of teenagers whose parents were responsible for his untimely death.
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(at around 51 mins) When Nancy is in the kitchen with her mother after the visit to the dream institute, she walks in and drinks coffee from a mug; however, she clearly isn't drinking anything since she isn't swallowing.
The Australian theatrical release was edited for an M rating but the uncut version was later released on VHS home video with an R rating and can be identified by a yellow strip up in the top right corner of the front cover that says "Graphic Uncut Version".
$1,271,000 (USA) (11 November 1984)
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