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Be Afraid (2017)

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Not long after John Chambers and his family arrive at their new home in a small country town of Pennsylvania, John begins to experience sleep paralysis. Lying there paralyzed, trapped ... See full summary »

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Drew Gabreski

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Gerald Nott
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Krause ... Dr. John Chambers
Jaimi Paige ... Heather Chambers
Louis Herthum ... Chief Martin Collins
Jared Abrahamson ... Ben Chambers
Michelle Hurd ... Christine Booth
Michael Leone ... Nathan Chambers
Noell Coet Noell Coet ... Nikki Collins
Sade Kimora Young ... Emms Booth
Kevin M. Horton ... Officer Cass
Eric Chandler ... Officer Mills
Todd Goble Todd Goble ... Jimmy Perkins
Michael Chandler Michael Chandler ... Darren Schmidt
Callie Thorne ... Annabelle Fletcher
Kevin Grevioux ... Dean Booth
Jonathan Visser Jonathan Visser ... Shadow Person #1
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Not long after John Chambers and his family arrive at their new home in a small country town of Pennsylvania, John begins to experience sleep paralysis. Lying there paralyzed, trapped within his own nightmare, other-worldly beings visit John. They are entities which exist in the darkest shadows of the night and can only be seen out of the corner of one's eye. These encounters begin to haunt John, transforming to complete terror as he discovers the entities' sole purpose... the abduction of his seven year old son, Nathan

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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Within the Dark See more »

Filming Locations:

Clarion, Pennsylvania, USA

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DarkShed, Quest Pacifica See more »
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The QR code on Emms missing person poster in Palmers gas station takes you to Locate The Missings Facebook page, it's an actual missing persons group not associated with the movie. See more »

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The title scene is a black screen with the title in the middle in a white, powder-like substance inside a white-outlined football. The title then swirls around and blends together while retreating from the camera. After multiple scenes showing different settings with what would be usually the open credits, it shows the same title scene again before end credits. See more »

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Features Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

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Standard Horror Fluff
10 October 2017 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Not long after John Chambers and his family arrive at their new home in a small country town in Pennsylvania, John begins to experience sleep paralysis. Lying there paralyzed, trapped within his own nightmare, other-worldly beings visit.

The highlight of this film is that it stars Brian Krause, who is one of the greats in genre cinema. Between "Sleepwalkers" and "Charmed" he has really made a name for himself. Sure, there were a few duds... like, what the heck is up with "Camel Spiders"? But overall, always a pleasure to see Krause.

That being said, this is neither one of his great films or his duds. And he is, of course, quite good. But the film as a whole is just so-so, something to pass the time in October, but nothing that will become a holiday standard or must-see. It just sort of... exists.


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