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Awoken (2019)

A young medical student attempts to cure her brother from a terminal sleep illness called Fatal Familial Insomnia, where you are unable to sleep until you die. On her quest to help him, a ... See full summary »

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Daniel J. Phillips
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Credited cast:
Erik Thomson ... Robert
Sara West ... Karla
Benson Jack Anthony ... Blake
Felicia Tassone ... Angela
Amelia Douglass ... Alice
Matt Crook ... Patrick
Melanie Munt ... Sarah
Adam Ovadia ... Christopher
Rob MacPherson ... Doctor Mulcahy
Jessica Burgess Jessica Burgess ... Student
Alexander Lloyd ... Bazelli
Joe Romeo ... Martin
Mark Saturno Mark Saturno ... Sangermano
Paul Reichstein Paul Reichstein ... William Dawson
Berynn Schwerdt Berynn Schwerdt ... Earl
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A young medical student attempts to cure her brother from a terminal sleep illness called Fatal Familial Insomnia, where you are unable to sleep until you die. On her quest to help him, a more sinister reason for his condition is revealed.

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1 in 3 people have some form of sleeping disorder. 95% of people who experience sleeplessness longer than 18 days rarely survive. The ones who lives past this point do not need doctors... ...they need priests. See more »


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The production designer on this South Australian horror movie was Robert Webb who previously worked in the same role on both South Australian horror movies 'Wolf Creek' (2006) and 'Wolf Creek 2' (2013) as well as the second series of 'Wolf Creek' TV. See more »

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References The Russian Sleep Experiment (2015) See more »

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Good atmospheric horror.
9 May 2020 | by billyolkSee all my reviews

I wasn't expecting the blend of found-footage cinematic storytelling. LOVE possession movies, but to work they need to have interesting characters and chilling atmosphere, luckily this doesn't disappoint with a family drama at the centre of the conflict. Good performances and production design. Most possession films these days are set in old family homes and estates, like the conjuring saga. I enjoyed the different take. Also don't google the disease, the videos are pretty frightening.


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Australia

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English

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8 May 2020 (USA) See more »

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