Before I Wake, the latest horror from genre darling Mike Flanagan, will finally get its long-delayed US release on 9th September. Ahead of then, a brand new trailer has been cut, which you can see below.
The delay in releasing the film in North America was due to complications around the bankruptcy of rights holders Relativity, although it was released elsewhere worldwide throughout April.
Flanagan, the acclaimed director of Oculus, Absentia, Hush and the upcoming Ouija: Origin of Evil directs from a script by himself and regular collaborator Jeff Howard. Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane and Jacob Tremblay star in the film, which boasts one hell of a cool premise.
Jessie and Mark, recovering from the death of their young son Sean, decide to take in 8-year-old Cody as a foster child. Cody seems sweet, loving and bright in every way, except that he is afraid to sleep. They soon discover why: Cody’s dreams manifest in reality as he sleeps. In Jessie’s grief, she tries to use Cody’s supernatural abilities to reconnect with her dead son. Soon she discovers that Cody’s nightmares manifest as well, as they experience both the intense wonder – and intense terror – that only a child’s imagination could conjure. To save their new family, Jessie and Mark must uncover the truth behind Cody’s nightmares.
I missed Before I Wake during its limited release here in the UK, and watching this new trailer only reaffirms that this is one I really, really need to see.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)