Dead Awake (2016)

Directed by Phillip Guzman.  Written by Jeffrey Reddick.  Starring Jocelin Donahue, Jesse Bradford, Jesse Borrego, Lori Petty, James Eckhouse and Jeffrey Reddick.

Plot: a young woman must save herself and her friends from an ancient evil that stalks you during sleep paralysis.


Beth’s (Donahue) twin dies when an “old hag” strangles her while she is sleeping.  So, Beth and Evan (Bradford) – Beth’s dead twin’s boyfriend – go in search of help.  It really is a conundrum that they find themselves in and it’s a good story.  If you believe, she can get you.  And if you fight her and win, then she’s gone.

Points for the most realistic home health aide I’ve ever seen on camera.  Points for acting, specials and a most macabre old hag.  Points taken away for the lack of boob shots and the man bun that the otherwise attractive Jesse Bradford wore throughout the movie.  Sorry, but I don’t do man bun.

However, this movie is a good one and we really enjoyed it.  So, we recommend it.  It’s the best little movie about sleep since Nightmare on Elm Street.

My score: 69.  DJ’s score: 60.

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