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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 overview, first billed only:
Kate Bosworth ... Jessie
Oleksandr Reshetilov ... Jacob
Thomas Jane ... Mark
Jacob Tremblay ... Cody
Annabeth Gish ... Natalie
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
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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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Annabeth Gish also appears in the series The Haunting Of Hill House (2018), which was also directed by Mike Flanagan. See more »

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When the doctor prescribes a sleeping aide for the kid he tells the mother he's prescribing Zolpidem and tells her "it's a pediatric Ambien". That't not correct. Zolpidem is simply the generic version of Ambien and is prescribed to adults all the time, it is in no way for children. See more »

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Whelan: You really want to bet your life to an eight year old boy won't have another nightmare?
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by Danny Elfman
(p) 2016 Varese Sarabande
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Do not expect a "regular" horror movie
29 July 2016 | by connyskribentSee all my reviews

This movie somewhat reminded me of "A.I. Artificial Intelligence", a movie that started out like a drama and in the end felt like a fairy tale story. "Before I Wake" has the feel of a horror movie at times, but turns into, albeit a scary one, a fairy tale. The good: The actors did a fine job, especially the two leads. A well written story and the fantasy effects looks good. The bad: The monster did not look very scary, but I guess there is a reason for that in the story. The movie is promoted as a horror, I guess that will leave some viewers disappointed. This is not The Conjuring or Saw. This is a fantasy with some scary elements.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Fairhope, Alabama, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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