Figs, we’ve been counting down to the release of Maggie Stiefvater’s The Dream Thieves basically ever since we finished reading The Raven Boys. Luckily, the book came out this week! We’re super excited to read more about Ronan, who has the power to take objects out of dreams.
It would be pretty insane to be able to bring parts of your dreams into the real world. (Well hellooooo, Benedict Cumberbatch, why don’t you step outside my subconscious?) Dream sequences are a popular plot device in many of our favorite TV shows and movies. What are the most bizarre dreams to show up in pop culture? Check out our picks, then vote for your faves below!
The Wizard of Oz
Over the course of her dream, Dorothy befriends a lion, a tin woodsman, and a scarecrow, kills two witches, and tries to escape in a hot air balloon with a fake wizard. AND it’s in full color. Seriously, this puts our dreams about showing up to class in our underwear to shame.
There are actually three layers of dreams in Inception. Or maybe four. Five? We’ll be honest—we don’t entirely understand the insane logic behind Inception’s dream worlds. But we DO know that Joseph Gordon-Levitt gets to have an awesome zero-gravity fight with a bunch of bad guys! That’s our kind of dream!
Doctor Who: “Amy’s Choice”
In this harrowing episode of Doctor Who, the Dream Lord keeps forcing the Doctor, Amy, and Rory to sleep so they can’t tell the difference between dreams and reality. Is Amy a happily married housewife? Or is she actually barreling towards her death in outer space? Neither? Too much pressure!!!
Nightmare on Elm Street
Ah, Nightmare on Elm Street. Bringing children bad dreams since 1984. Freddy Krueger stalks through the dream world, killing off unwitting teenagers in their sleep and rattling off some quality one-liners. We definitely don’t want this crazed murderer popping up in our nightmares anytime soon.
Alice in Wonderland
In both Lewis Carroll’s original story and the Disney adaptation, Alice takes a quick nap and dreams up a world that makes us fear for her sanity. Pipe-smoking caterpillars? A kingdom ruled by a deck of cards? A rabbit who can tell time? That is one elaborately messed-up dream, Alice.
Which of these dreams is the craziest? Vote now! Which ones did we leave out? Leave us a comment to let us know!