In order to protect his family, Dr. John Chambers must solve the town's deadly secret, which lives within the darkest shadows of the night.


Drew Gabreski


Caleb Brown (story consultant), Gerald Nott
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Krause ... Dr. John Chambers
Jaimi Paige Jaimi Paige ... Heather Chambers
Louis Herthum ... Chief Martin Collins
Jared Abrahamson ... Ben Chambers
Michelle Hurd ... Christine Booth
Michael Leone Michael Leone ... Nathan Chambers
Noell Coet Noell Coet ... Nikki Collins
Sade Kimora Young ... Emms Booth
Kevin M. Horton ... Officer Kass
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 ... Shadow Person #1


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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At around the one hour and 18 minute mark in the police station, the audio from the TV is from George A. Romero's "Night of the Living Dead". See more »


The intercom near the doorway to Nathan's room is identical to the intercom near the doorway to Emms' room. They apparently used the same set for both rooms. See more »


[last lines]
Dr. John Chambers: [unaware he's a ghost] Guys I'm right here
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The Tall Man and Shadow People were not harmed in the making of this film. See more »


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

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Little production, with a lot of potential.
11 June 2017 | by Patient444See all my reviews

The subject for this one isn't quite overused, I do like the approach, bold, but the only thing standing in its way was clearly the budget.

Perhaps with more funds they would have been able to produce something far better, a horror for the masses, like this tho it shall remain mostly unknown and unappreciated. Quite the shame because the people involved did a good work and if you do watch it, you'll see that is an OK indie production.

Is it recommendable? I don't think so. You won't be afraid, but you will forget about it in a few days top. With more money, Be Afraid could have delivered far better. Overall 4 stars out of 10 from me. Do not look for horror here. Just a pretty good written story.


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1 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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Be Afraid See more »

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Clarion, Pennsylvania, USA


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