In his 2015 documentary The Nightmare, Rodney Ascher explores there terrifying phenomenon of sleep paralysis. Now, director Phillip Guzman is delivering a fictional thriller based on the horrifying occurrence that plagues thousands (if not millions) worldwide. Dead Awake was written by Final Destination scribe Jeffrey Reddick.
Official Synopsis: ‘Dead Awake’ centers on Kate Bowman (Jocelin Donahue), a young woman who discovers an ancient evil stalking people who suffer from sleep paralysis. As Kate finds herself besieged by this terrifying entity, she teams up with a local artist (Jesse Bradford) to try and stop it. With a skeptical doctor (Lori Petty) questioning her sanity, Kate turns to an eccentric expert on sleep disorders (Jesse Borrego) who opens her mind to the horrifying truth: Kate has unwittingly opened the door for this evil to enter our world and has put the lives of her friend Linda (Brea Grant), her father (James Eckhouse), and everyone else close to her in danger.
Dead Awake will premiere at Shriekfest 2016 in Los Angeles on October 8. You can stay up to date on release dates by following the film’s official website, HERE.