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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

7847882518_154875ff85_bJuliana sells her soul to the devil and proceeds to have a nightmare in which she is stabbed by a series of strange figures.

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

8692631040_564b90d151_bThe visuals in this film about a therapist who travels into the mind of an unconscious serial killer are just stunning.

9. Blood and Roses

This visually beautiful vampire film has a long and bizarre dream sequence that is definitely worth a watch.

10. Vertigo

Hitchcock really made the most of one of his first ventures into colour cinema with this trippy nightmare scene.

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