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Paperhouse
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(42 ratings)
6.8 IMDB rating

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Charlotte Burke

Charlotte Burke

Anna Madden
Jane Bertish

Jane Bertish

Miss Vanstone
Glenne Headly

Glenne Headly

Kate Madden
Gary Bleasdale

Gary Bleasdale

Policeman
Gemma Jones

Gemma Jones

Dr. Sarah Nicols


Written by
Catherine Storr

Catherine Storr

Matthew Jacobs

Matthew Jacobs

(screenplay)


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Paperhouse Trailer 1988

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Essence of Dreams, Essence of Nightmares

1 year, 11 months ago at Sep 1 22:56
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When I was a little girl, my younger brother and I were convinced if we strapped enough household wires to each other and fell asleep in the same bed, we could meet each other in our dreams. Of course, my mom told us it was impossible, but that didn't stop us from trying. Children with my wild imagination and faith in the impossible would love the concept of "Paperhouse."

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Description: While suffering from glandular fever, 11-year-old Anna Madden draws a house. When she falls asleep, she has disturbing dreams in which she finds herself inside the house she has drawn. After she draws a face at the window, in her next dream she finds a disabled boy named Marc living in the house. She learns from her doctor that Marc i ... (more)
Release date: 17 February 1989
Fantasy (7), Horror (6), Dream Sequence (4), (3), 1980s (3), Drawing (3), Surrealism (3), Sickness (3), Doctor (3), Elevator (3), Fever (3), Nightmare (3), Helicopter (3), Photograph (3), Friendship (3), Fainting (3), Hammer (3), Makeup (2), Young Girl (2), Fever Dream (2)
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25 From 88: My Favorite Films Of 1988 (25 movies items)

"What dreams may come from the imagination of a little girl. Especially when those dreams can become reality. First on paper, then into the world of the awakened. This is a movie that I don't actually recall when it first came out, but whenever I mention it to anybody around me, most of them tend to respond with "Oh that's right, I remember that....". Paperhouse turned out to be a pleasant surprise for me & a good example of the best thing that can happen when going about these types of movie-vie"


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Essence of Dreams, Essence of Nightmares

“When I was a little girl, my younger brother and I were convinced if we strapped enough household wires to each other and fell asleep in the same bed, we could meet each other in our dreams. Of course, my mom told us it was impossible, but that didn't stop us from trying. Children with my wild imagination and faith in the impossible would love the concept of "Paperhouse."

Of course, "Paperhouse" has a very adult angle that makes it, ultimately, best for grown-ups. 11-year-old Anna (Charlotte Burke,) who is at that age where kids mouth off to their elders and will pick a fight over absolutely anything, faints in school on her birthday and is discovered to have a raging fever.

Bizarrely, when Anna faints, she discovers that when she's unconscious or asleep, she enters a w” read more

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"Brilliant piece of 80's surrealism explores the world of dreams and proves you don't need a huge budget to make a great fantasy film. Tragic that Elliot Spears (Marc) died so young. "


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