Dr. Seuss was born on this date 108 years ago. For the Matchup of the Day, we have the only film Seuss ever wrote a screenplay for going up against a science fiction flick that I watched all the time as a kid:
I’m no child psychologist, but both seem to be about boys who have nightmares because they lack a positive father figure. Well, that isn’t the primary conflict in Dreamscape, but it’s an important part of the story. Dennis Quaid plays a psychic who is recruited by the government for a program that is studying how to link to an individual’s subconscious via their dreams. One of the test subjects is a kid who experiences a reoccurring nightmare involving a snake man. Quaid volunteers to enter into his dream in order to help him overcome his psychological issues. While they are running from the snake man monster, the boy points to his father and says “He won’t help us”. So, Quaid ends up distracting the creature while the young fellow chops it with an axe.