Mike Flanagan is an extremely gifted horror director, and anyone who has seen Absentia or Oculus will surely agree, so it gives me great pleasure to present (finally) the trailer for his latest creep fest, Before I Wake.
Originally titled Somnia, the film looks terrific, and the trailer expertly builds tension, menace and creepy atmosphere, and fans of Flanagan’s work will be delighted with what they see here.
Now re-titled Before I Wake the film, which stars Kate Bosworth (above, Black Rock), Thomas Jane, Annabeth Gish, Jacob Tremblay and Dash Mihok, will be released in US cinemas on 8th May.
The film is produced by Trevor Macy, Sam Englebardt and William D. Johnson. Flanagan and his Oculus partner Jeff Howard wrote the screenplay. Mali Elfman and D. Scott Lumpkin are exec producers. Mike Flanagan directs.
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.