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Paperhouse
6.5 Rating
(41 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, 1 month 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), Photograph (3), Friendship (3), Fainting (3), Hammer (3), (3), 1980s (3), Drawing (3), Surrealism (3), Sickness (3), Doctor (3), Elevator (3), Fever (3), Nightmare (3), Helicopter (3), 80s (2), Makeup (2), Young Girl (2)
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" Director: Bernard Rose Based on the novel 'Marianne Dreams' by Catherine Storr Starring: Ben Cross, Glenne Headly, Charlotte Burke, Elliott Spiers and Gemma Jones 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 tha"


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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,”

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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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