Before I Wake

Genre:  Horror, Thriller
Running Time:  97 min.
Release Date: April 8, 2016 - April 8, 2016 (USA)
DVD/Blu-ray: January 10, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 4.50
based on 18 votes and 3 reviews
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Cast: Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane, Annabeth Gish, Dash Mihok, Jacob Tremblay

Synopsis

After Jessie (Kate Bosworth) and Mark (Thomas Jane) lose their son, they decide to become foster parents to an eight-year-old boy named Cody. When the boy moves in, they realize he has insomnia. Strange things start to happen around the house, but only when Cody is finally asleep.

Upon investigating Cody’s past, Jessie and Mark find out that he takes pills to keep himself awake in order to not dream, because his dreams become reality. Happy dreams and nightmares alike become real and Jessie and Mark try their best to figure out how to stop them.

Director: Mike Flanagan, Sam Englebart, William D. Johnson, Trevor Macy
Studio: Entertainment One
Screenplay: Mike Flanagan, Jeff Howard

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  • 5 stars "Scarily effective fable from the very talented horror filmmaker Mike Flanagan. Well worth watching."
  • 3 stars "average"
  • 3 stars "not a scary horror movie but touching ... a son needs a mother and a mother needs a son"