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Before I Wake  (2016)  (English)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Mike Fleiss
Producer: Sam Englebardt, William D. Johnson, Trevor Macy
Production Co: MICA Entertainment, Demarest Films, ...
Music Director: Danny Elfman
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Plot/Synopsis
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,... Read More...
Release Date: April 15 2016 (India)
Star Cast:
Thomas Jane
Thomas Jane
Annabeth Gish
Annabeth Gish
Dash Mihok
Dash Mihok
Rating:  1.2/5
Nowrunning Critics: 2.0/5 | External Critics: 0.5/5
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Nowrunning Reviews
It starts out as a great idea: a weird kid whose powers include making dreams come true. Grown ups love the beauty of the dreams but don't know how to control his nightmares. You get goosebumps just thinking about it. But the execution is so slow, you find that you're trying hard to stay awake.

2.00
Before I Wake Review RatingManisha Lakhe | Read Full Review


External Reviews
Sankhayan Ghosh (The Hindu)

This week's only English release is a yawn-inducing horror film with touches of unintended hilarity. The film shamelessly tries all the old tricks in the book to scare -- child ghost under the bed, tick; there is someone behind the character who she can't see but we can, tick; and dead child coming back to interact with parents, tick.  Read Full Review

Udita Jhunjhunwala (Livemint)

Before I Wake uses old-school scares-shock, loud sounds in the dark, a ghastly creature and slow movements by the perpetually hurting Bosworth. Suspension of disbelief is the bedrock of this genre, but there are too many conveniences and not enough scares in the script for the suspense to remain for long.  Read Full Review

0.50
Before I Wake Review RatingShalini Langer (Indian Express)

Before I Wake doesn't know where it is going, now that we have a mother, a dead son, and a scared child in the mix. And those two are not the only children the film shapelessly exploits. Haunt, of course, is a euphemism, for this creature inspired by Munch's Scream generates all but a few giggles.   Read Full Review

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