Dead Sleep

Dead Sleep is a 1990 Australian horror film about a series of suspicious deaths that occur in a psychiatric ward. The cast includes Linda Blair, veteran Australian actor Tony Bonner and Vassy Costiopoulos.[1][2] The film went straight to video.

Dead Sleep
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Directed byAlec Mills
Produced byStanley O'Toole
Written byMichael Rymer
StarringLinda Blair
Tony Bonner
Music byBrian May
CinematographyJohn Stokes
Edited byDavid Halliday
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Plot synopsis

Based on actual events, Maggie Healy (Linda Blair) works at a mental hospital and learns the grisly truth about Dr. Jonathan Heckett (Tony Bonner) who performs suspicious operations on comatose patients.


  • Linda Blair as Maggie Healey
  • Tony Bonner as Dr. Jonathan Heckett
  • Andrew Booth as Hugh Clayton
  • Christine Amor as Sister Kereby
  • Sueyan Cox as Kaye
  • Brian Moll as Dr. Shamberg
  • Vassy Cotsopoulos as Thena Fuery
  • Craig Cronin as Dr. Harry Lark
  • Peta Downes as Jessica Sharp
  • Suzie MacKenzie as Wendy


  1. "Production Survey", Cinema Papers, August 1990 p70
  2. Scott Murray, Australia on the Small Screen 1970-1995, Oxford Uni Press, 1996 p40

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