Friday, June 22, 2012


I watched this 80's thriller last night and was totally fooled by the Drew Struzan cover art. Man is his work brilliant.

Check it out below:


Looks like a pretty cool, movie, like Indiana Jones, or Goonies. But alas, it was not. This next cover art I found better represents the movie:

This dvd cover is more what the movie looked like. Why they switched from the awesome Drew Struzan art to this is beyond me. But the 90's was strange, it was a transition period from all things that were awesome in the 80's to well... the crap we have now, he he. I imagine they were just trying to not look 80's in the dvd release, that or someone just finished an intro to Photoshop tutorial and thought they could handle it.

Anyway, the movie was ok, I'm not going to review it, but a quick synopsis:
"A government funded project looks into using psychics to enter people's dreams, with some mechanical help. When a subject dies in his sleep from a heart attack Alex Gardner becomes suspicious that another of the psychics is killing people in the dreams somehow and that is causing them to die in real life. He must find a way to stop the abuse of the power to enter dreams."

Not many memorable scenes, but there was one where a dream world resembled a Tim Burton movie and had a pretty cool twisty stair case. Also keep a watch out for the wicked electronic synthesizer soundtrack and...

SNAKE MAN!!!!!! ha ha, brilliant.

Check it out if you care.

Oh, and I think this post has inspired me to create a new feature on Unpunched dealing with movie poster artists. You'll have to stay tuned for that.


  1. This was one freaky flick!I saw this as a kid and loved every minute of it.That Snake Man scene is classic!

  2. Is that the real dvd cover up there? It looks like a bootleg or something!

  3. I don't remember seeing the VHS cover as a kid but i think that because it's from the 80's,it sort of has that bootleg look to it.