I have far more nightmares than I would like, a trait I share with the characters on this list.
1. Rosemary’s Baby
Rosemary’s drugged dream goes from the bizarre (taking a trip on a yacht with Kennedy) to the horrific when she realises she is being raped by the devil.
2. Masque of the Red Death
3. A Nightmare on Elm Street
Poor Tina is chased by Freddy back when he was still menacing.
4. An American Werewolf in London
Zombie nazis are the worst.
5. The Serpent and the Rainbow
Dennis Alan’s voodoo trip includes an encounter with a very grisly bride
6. The Fly
Geena Davis giving birth to a maggot. Birth scenes in films freak me out at the best of times, and this is downright horrific.
7. Twin Peaks
Agent Cooper’s surreal dream sets in motion a whole series of events that lead him to uncover the dark side of Twin Peaks in his persuit of Laura’s killer.
8. The Cell
9. Blood and Roses
This visually beautiful vampire film has a long and bizarre dream sequence that is definitely worth a watch.
Hitchcock really made the most of one of his first ventures into colour cinema with this trippy nightmare scene.