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Before I Wake (2016)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 5 January 2018 (USA)
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A couple adopt an orphaned child whose dreams - and nightmares - manifest physically as he sleeps.

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Mike Flanagan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Bosworth ... Jessie
Thomas Jane ... Mark
Jacob Tremblay ... Cody
Annabeth Gish ... Natalie
Topher Bousquet Topher Bousquet ... Canker Man
Dash Mihok ... Whelan
Jay Karnes ... Peter
Lance E. Nichols ... Detective
Antonio Evan Romero Antonio Evan Romero ... Sean (as Antonio Romero)
Kyla Deaver ... Annie
Hunter Wenzel ... Tate
Scottie Thompson ... Teacher
Jason Alan Smith ... Vice Principal
Michael Polish ... Charlie
Brett Murray ... Uniformed Officer (as Brett Luciana Murray)
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Storyline

In this intense and heart pounding supernatural thriller, Jessie (Kate Bosworth) and Mark (Thomas Jane) decide to take in a sweet and loving 8-year-old boy, Cody. Unbeknownst to them, Cody is terrified of falling asleep. At first, they assume his previous unstable homes caused his aversion to sleep, but soon discover why: Cody's dreams manifest in reality as he sleeps. In one moment they experience the incredible wonder of Cody's imagination, and in the next, the horrific nature of his night terrors. To save their new family, Jessie and Mark embark on a dangerous hunt to uncover the truth behind Cody's nightmares. Written by Relativity

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Fear your dreams


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Rated PG-13 for violent content and terror including disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Somnia See more »

Filming Locations:

Fairhope, Alabama, USA

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Dolby

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was originally titled "Somnia," which would have made it the third film by Mike Flanagan featuring a single Latin word for a title after, Absentia (2011) and Oculus (2013). See more »

Goofs

Thomas Jane is not the guy on the family portrait. Somehow and for some unknown reason they used a different actor for the family picture. See more »

Quotes

Natalie: I've had a case come back across my desk that could be a very good fit. Cody. He's eight. His birth mother died when he was three. And we placed him with a couple that may turned out weren't fit. The second couple we placed him with abandoned him. Oh, my God. And I went for his annual follow up I found him living alone in the apartment.
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by Danny Elfman
(p) 2016 Varese Sarabande
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More of a supernatural drama than a full on scare horror
24 June 2016 | by Seth_Rogue_OneSee all my reviews

Decent movie, it has a couple flaws in the script (which I can't really point out without spoiling stuff so I won't bother doing that) but the resolution was brilliant and Kate Bosworth pulled one of her better performances as of late so it's well worth seeing.

If you are looking for a horror movie to have you by the edge of the seat the whole time, this is probably the wrong movie to pick but if you want to see something original (as far as horror's goes at least) then this is not that bad of a pick.

So yeah a solid effort with an emotional punch and it also looks very neat visually.

If you liked HALF LIGHT (2006) with Demi Moore and DRAGON FLY (2002) with Kevin Costner then I think this should be right up your alley.


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