OCULUS director Mike Flanagan has paired up with screenwriter Jeff Howard to leave the land of mirrors and investigate the realm of nightmares, in a new film from Relativity, a production company that has brought us such films as THE WOMAN IN BLACK 2: ANGEL OF DEATH and THE LAZARUS EFFECT. Being a big fan of OCULUS, I’m really looking forward to Flanagan’s newest thriller, which according to the trailer, will feature much of the same dark, ominous tone as his previous work.
Here’s the 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, 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.”
Rated PG-13, the cast for the film includes Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane, Annabeth Gish, Dash Mihok, and Jacob Tremblay.
BEFORE I WAKE opens nationwide on May 8th, 2015.