Allison: Well, is there any evidence that dying in your dream can cause your death in real life?
Dr. Suenos: In bad Hollywood horror movies maybe, but in reality, absolutely not.
The bad Hollywood horror movie to which the doctor refers is the 1984 Joseph Ruben film Dreamscape. starring Dennis Quaid. The premise was that psychics could enter the dreams of others in order to help them. It took a sinister turn when the idea that a person dying in a dream would die in real life wound up being true.