Mike Flanagan’s (Ouija: Origin of Evil, Hush) Before I Wake has been high on our watch lists for MONTHS, but it was shoved from release in replace of The Disappointment’s Room. Ironically, I do hope. However, it has now been announced that the film will be hitting Netflix on 28th April, so some regions will finally get to see the film. Unfortunately for those of you in the US, it will not stream on your Netflix region. Why? God knows. There’s not a list of regions as of yet, so we’re hoping even us in the UK will be able to see it, or we’ll both be in the same waiting boat for even longer.
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’m a huge fan of all Mike Flanagan’s films that I’ve seen – especially the underrated Absentia – so am keen to see if Before I Wake will be another horror hit from the director.
Keep your eyes on Netflix on 28th April 2017.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)