As a hardened horror watcher, there’s not much left that can actually scare me in our beloved genre. But one thing I occasionally still suffer from in regular life is “sleep paralysis.” It was the subject of Rodney Ascher’s 2015 documentary THE NIGHTMARE, which as of this writing you can still find on Netflix Instant in the U.S.
So, the concept behind this terrifying ailment is ripe for a horror movie, and now, we’ve got one that explores it with DEAD AWAKE. From screenwriter Jeffrey Reddick, the creator of FINAL DESTINATION, and starring Jocelin Donahue (THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL), Brea Grant (BEYOND THE GATES), Lori Petty and Jesse Bradford, we’ve now got a look at the first trailer. Check it out below!
FilmRise is thrilled to announce that DEAD AWAKE opens in theaters and On Demand on Friday, May 12th, 2017.
Directed by Phillip Guzman, DEAD AWAKE follows a straight-laced social worker who finds herself plunged into a world of supernatural terror while investigating a series of mysterious deaths. Each victim suffered from a chilling condition known as sleep paralysis, a nightmarish assault on the senses that immobilizes its victims as they dream. As a terrifying entity begins to haunt Kate’s friends and loved ones, she must fight to stay awake to stop the nightmare she’s unleashed.
DEAD AWAKE was written by Jeffrey Reddick, creator of the iconic FINAL DESTINATION franchise.