Before I Wake is a 2016 American supernatural dark fantasy horror film directed by Mike Flanagan.
Starring Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane, Jacob Tremblay, Annabeth Gish, Dash Mihok, Topher Bousquet, Jay Karnes, Lance E. Nichols, Kyla Deaver, Hunter Wenzel and others.
Netflix on Friday, January 05, 2018 released the trailer:
Before I Wake | Official Trailer | Netflix.
A frightened man with a gun enters a child's room nervously. He looks around as if expecting something to reveal itself in the shadows, when a sudden commotion makes him pull the trigger. The gunfire awakens the child and the man breaks down in tears. Later, Jessie and Mark Hobson take in a foster child, eight-year-old Cody Morgan, after their young son Sean dies from accidentally drowning in the bathtub. On his first night, before Cody goes to sleep, he reveals to Jessie about the nightmareish creature called "the Canker Man" to which Jessie brushes it off and tells cody that its only a bad dream and it can't do any real damage. Later that night, the two are amazed as multicolored butterflies flutter across the living room, emitting a strong glow. Mark tries to capture a blue butterfly to show to Cody, as he has a liking for butterflies. However, Cody wakes up and the butterflies disappear. The next day at school, he befriends a girl name Annie and antagonizes a mean student. At home, Cody asks Mark who the child in the picture is, and Mark replies that he is their dead son, Sean. Cody answers that his mom is dead, too. That night, the couple see their deceased child and try to hug him. When Cody wakes up, Sean disappears. Upon discovering Cody's gift to make his dreams become reality, Jessie takes advantage of it. She lets Cody watch home videos of Sean and, that night, the couple once again sees their beloved child. Days later, Mark accuses his wife of using Cody for his gift instead of loving him. After the argument, Mark takes down the pictures of Sean.
The film Before I Wake was scheduled to be released on July 31, 2016 (Fantasia), on November 10, 2016 (Germany) and on January 5, 2018 (United States) by Netflix, Relativity Media, Batrax Entertainment, Capelight Pictures, Cathay-Keris Films, Distribution Company, MVP Pictures, Sabay MVP, Tanweer Alliances, The Searchers, Viva International Pictures, bf Distribution, A Contracorriente Films, Alive Vertrieb und Marketing, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Eagle Films, Film & TV House, GAGA, GEM Entertainment, Koch Media, Mongrel Media and Transeuropa Video Entertainment (TVE).
The duration of the film is 97 minutes. The film grossed over $4.9 million.
The film Before I Wake is rated with "PG-13" rating.
Before I Wake got high rating from critics. But the audience dislikes the film.
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