Twin Films: Movies With Basically The Same Plot Released In The Same Year
Dreamscape | A Nightmare on Elm Street — 1984
Dreamscape Box Office: $12,145,169
A Nightmare on Elm Street Box Office: $25,504,513
Hold up, in 1984 there was two big reasons to never sleep again?! Did we really need multiple films about dangers infiltrating our dreams and being able to kill us? Definitely not. It turns out viewers agreed since Dreamscape was largely forgotten. Both films divert a bit in the plot, with Dreamscape focusing on a study of sleep disorders that allows a government agent to realize the terrible things he can do with this technology. A Nightmare on Elm Street is, of course, the story of Freddy Krueger who can pop into your dreams and kill ya dead. Like I said — you’re never going to want to sleep again after seeing these movies! Only one of them has spawned an entire horror franchise, and it all started with Freddy killing a young Johnny Depp!