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Before I Wake

also known as “Antes de despertar,” “Somnia,” “Zanim sie obudze,” “Le'hit'orer mi'pakhad,” “Pre buđenja,” “Ac Mong”
MPA Rating: PG-13-Rating (MPA) for violent content and terror including disturbing images.
not reviewed
Moviemaking Quality:

Primary Audience:
• Adults • Young Adults • Teens
Supernatural-Horror Thriller
1 hr. 37 min.
Year of Release:
USA Release:
January 5, 2018 (USA Internet release)
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Featuring Kate BosworthJessie
Thomas JaneMark
Dash Mihok … Whelan
Annabeth Gish … Natalie
Scottie Thompson … Teacher
Jacob TremblayCody
Jay Karnes … Peter
Kyla Deaver … Annie
Lance E. Nichols … Detective
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Director Mike Flanagan—“Oculus” (2013)
Producer Intrepid Pictures
Demarest Films
MICA Entertainment
Distributor Relativity Media

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “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.

BEFORE I WAKE stars Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns), Thomas Jane (TV’s “Hung”), Annabeth Gish (TV’s “Pretty Little Liars”), Dash Mihok (TV’s “Ray Donovan”) and introducing Jacob Tremblay as Cody.

A haunting, emotionally absorbing film about a young couple who adopt an orphaned child whose dreams—and nightmares—manifest physically as he sleeps, altering reality. The film explores the enduring bonds between parent and child and is punctuated by sequences of intense, visceral terror that only a child’s imagination could conjure.”

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