5.5/10
417
23 user 14 critic

If I Die Before I Wake (1998)

R | | Crime, Thriller
A suburban family is held hostage and terrorized by three intruders while their sixteen year-old daughter first hides, then exacts her own brand of terror on the assailants.

Director:

Writers:

, (story)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Mikey (1992)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A seemingly innocent and sweet little boy causes murder and mayhem in his new neighborhood and falls for the teenage girl next-door.

Director: Dennis Dimster
Stars: Brian Bonsall, Josie Bissett, Ashley Laurence
Blood Rage (1987)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

As kids, Todd is institutionalized for a murder whilst his twin goes free. 10 years later, on Thanksgiving, Todd escapes and a killing spree begins in his neighborhood.

Director: John Grissmer
Stars: Louise Lasser, Mark Soper, Julie Gordon
Vigilante (1983)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Eddie Marino is a factory worker in New York City. He has a wife named Vickie and a son named Scott. Eddie's friend and co-worker Nick and some of the factory's other workers have formed a ... See full summary »

Director: William Lustig
Stars: Robert Forster, Fred Williamson, Richard Bright
Whisper I (2007)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Sinister things begin happening to kidnappers who are holding a young boy for ransom in a remote cabin.

Director: Stewart Hendler
Stars: Jennifer Shirley, Blake Woodruff, Michael Rooker
The Tripper (2006)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A Ronald Reagan-obsessed serial killer targets a bunch of hippies who are heading to a weekend-long concert.

Director: David Arquette
Stars: Jaime King, Thomas Jane, Lukas Haas
Fender Bender (2016)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

In a small New Mexico town, a 17-year-old high school girl who just got her driver's license gets into her first fender bender, innocently exchanging her personal information with an ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Pavia
Stars: Cassidy Freeman, Makenzie Vega, Lora Martinez-Cunningham
Body I (2015)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A night out turns deadly when three girls break into a seemingly empty mansion.

Directors: Dan Berk, Robert Olsen
Stars: Helen Rogers, Alexandra Turshen, Lauren Molina
Tiger House (2015)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Kelly sneaks into her boyfriend's house but tonight, she's not the only unwelcome visitor. As the situation spirals out of control, the suburban house becomes a terrifying arena for violence.

Director: Thomas Daley
Stars: Kaya Scodelario, Dougray Scott, Brandon Auret
Holidays (2016)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

HOLIDAYS is an anthology feature film that puts a uniquely dark and original spin on some of the most iconic and beloved holidays of all time by challenging our folklore, traditions and assumptions.

Directors: Anthony Scott Burns, Kevin Kolsch, and 8 more credits »
Stars: Lorenza Izzo, Harley Quinn Smith, Seth Green
Dead Calm (1989)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

After a tragedy, John Ingram and his wife Rae spend some time isolated at sea when they come across a stranger who has abandoned a sinking ship.

Director: Phillip Noyce
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Sam Neill, Billy Zane
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A decades-old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine's Day turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer's order and people start turning up dead.

Director: George Mihalka
Stars: Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Hidden in the Woods tells the story of two sisters who have been raised in isolation, subjected to the torment of their abusive, drug dealing father. When they finally decide to report him ... See full summary »

Director: Patricio Valladares
Stars: Michael Biehn, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, William Forsythe
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stephanie Jones ...
LoriBeth
...
Daryl
...
T.J
Anthony Nicosia ...
Billy
...
Mother
John Gavagin ...
Father
Kristian Hans Horn ...
Ben
Coryanne Sennett ...
Mary
Danny Farkash ...
Neighbor #1
Tara Farkash ...
Neighbor #2
Edit

Storyline

A suburban family is held hostage and terrorized by three intruders while their sixteen year-old daughter first hides, then exacts her own brand of terror on the assailants. Written by Christopher Landry <chrisl@sonicimages.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Pray for dawn See more »

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong, brutal violence including rape, unrelenting terror and strong language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Also Known As:

Mit der Nacht kommt der Tod  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Best Low-budget movie I've ever seen!
6 July 2001 | by (http://www.cinema-crazed.com) – See all my reviews

This is a low budget movie and proves not all low-budget thrillers are bad. This opens in a dark night and starts immediately with three murderers breaking into a house and terrorizing a poor suburban family. The oldest daughter now realizes this and hides herself and her little sister and decides to devise a plane to get back at the murderers. This movie is excellent, and I'll tell you why. The atmosphere. The atmosphere is so dark, right away we're aware that danger is lurking and it's hitting hard onto this poor family. The darkness and light are all in the right places providing a haunting and chilling atmosphere. For a low-budget movie The directing is great, the camera angles provide great tension and fools us alot. Which is a good point. The acting is pretty good for people that are not major hollywood actors. The main heroine is great and pretty, the villians are great, right away we learn that we have to hate these people. This movie reminded me of "The Desperate Hours" only alot more violent. Another aspect that made this movie on my favorites list is the suspense. The suspense is excellent, it's so gripping and tense. The tension is excellent. There were times where I was on the edge of my seat squirming. I could feel this girls desperation. This succeeds where most Hollywood films fail. It grips the audience by the throat and makes it heard. This is highly, highly, recommended and trust me, if you ever go to a rental store and find this on the rack, for the love of god rent it! rent it! rent it! This is great.


1 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How was Ben killed? babydoll4579
on fear net now dalten96
I looked everywhere badsideefex
For Muse Watson Fans sistergrimm
Billy... JckWabt
What the heck? erino620
Discuss If I Die Before I Wake (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?