Dream Maniac

 
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Dream Maniac
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Tagline:
When You Go To Sleep, You Meet The... DREAM MANIAC!
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Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2010
Original Running Time:
94
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
63
Time Cut:
31
Brief Synopsis:
Everyone around Nancy is dying in their sleep after meeting the DREAM MANIAC! There is no where to run or hide in your DREAMS! And that's where the DREAM MANIAC lies. With hid burnt face and razor claws, all that's there is MURDER! When you go to sleep, you meet the DREAM MANIAC!
Intention:
To turn the Nightmare on Elm Street Remake into a fun , cheesy 80s slasher film of it's own.
Special Thanks:
Captain Khajiit, Rogue-TheX, Sonny Baker, Whispers, and anyone who has commented on this post and is interested at all in this edit.
Release Information
NTSC DVD-5
Cuts and Additions:
Tooooooooo many to list since I did cut over a half an hour. But basically, I created a new intro of the parents killing freddy deleted Dean's death scene and ANY mention of Dean, started the movie after the opening with Kris' first nightmare/dream scare in the attic, then shortened her death scene to get rid of the cheesy CGI whipping around (was that even supposed to look like it hurt?) transition over to Nancy's storyline, I extended the bath scene by including the "snow dream" within it, added some "tracking" issues, cut down Nancy's end dream with Freddy and their big dramatic thing to get to the action. Plus transformed the thing into an old gritty vhs tape look with vhs sound, added the blue screen and "putting the tape in" - sound, and also the eject sound to make it feel like you're really popping in an old vhs tape. The movie has also been COMPLETELY rescored using the original Nightmare soundtrack and a track from Freddy's Nightmares.
Cover art by TM Productions (DOWNLOAD HERE) image

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User reviews

2 reviews

Overall rating 
 
8.2
Audio/Video Quality 
 
8.5  (2)
Visual Editing 
 
7.0  (2)
Audio Editing 
 
7.0  (2)
Narrative 
 
8.5  (2)
Enjoyment 
 
8.5  (2)
Overall rating 
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
7.0
Audio Editing 
 
8.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

Hey all right this was a pretty enjoyable little flick. The VHS look and cropping felt unnaturally added but it was well done overall. Audio editing was pretty good, some choppy stuff here or there but nothing terrible. Movie was less painful and dare I say I enjoyed it.

A/V Quality - 10
Editing - 7 visual, 8 audio
Narrative - 9
Enjoyment - 9

Recommended drink: Duke’s Nightmare (2 oz Jack, 2 oz Cuervo)

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Yes
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DVD
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Overall rating 
 
7.6
Audio/Video Quality 
 
7.0
Visual Editing 
 
7.0
Audio Editing 
 
6.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

I really wanted to enjoy this edit as it has been on my radar for some time. TM dropped this one for quite awhile and I was quite happy when he messaged me to let me know he was back at it... TM achieved what he was going for but there were a couple of flaws in it's execution IMO...

I loved the premise of the old VHS and the "PLAY" coming up when you start it and the "TRACKING" issue midway through were nice touches. The picture grain showing wearing of the tape worked for me (although the grain filter made it was very dark in some parts - added some creep effect)... The premise was cool and all and all I enjoyed the edit...

What didn't work for me was the crop of the film - now don't get me wrong I realize it was part of the whole presentation but I felt (once again IMO) that many of the scenes were cropped so much so that people talking/images were cut out of the scene or only showing half their face almost making it a distraction at times.

The audio editing played well as adding the old Nightmare music was a great touch... where TM inserted it worked and gave a creepier 80's Freddy vibe... I dug it... BUT... It was far too loud and overpowering during some scenes so much so that it was hard to make out what people were saying...

The overall edit of the flick was decent enough and played out like a classic 80's horror movie that had been watched multiple times over and showed it... but there was a bit of character developement that was lost in the cuts and if I hadn't of seen the original I would've been like "who is this person?" cause the scene with them kinda just came out of nowhere... I like how it began starting with the flashback scene... and the edits/cuts were clean and seamless to me...

I know this review seems harsh and I did enjoy it more than it appears reading this back but there are a couple of areas for improvement as I see it...

I would recommend this edit as a nice companion piece to the remake for an alternate viewing experience... and I like I said in the beginning TM for the most part I believe achieved EXACTLY what he was going for and I tip my hat to a job well done.... Keep em' coming TM Productions!

Whispers....

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Yes
Format Watched?
DVD
Owner's reply

Thank you for the review Whispers

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