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Dead Awake (2017)




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From the creator of the iconic FINAL DESTINATION franchise comes the paralyzing thriller DEAD AWAKE. Kate Bowman (Jocelin Donahue) is a straight-laced social worker who finds herself plunged into a world of supernatural terror while investigating a series of mysterious deaths. Each victim suffered from a chilling condition known as sleep paralysis, a nightmarish assault on the senses that immobilizes its victims as they dream. As a terrifying entity begins to haunt Kate's friends and loved ones, she must fight to stay awake to stop the nightmare she's unleashed!

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Jocelin Donahue
as Kate Bowman
Lori Petty
as Dr. Sykes
Brea Grant
as Linda Noble
Jesse Borrego
as Hassan Davies
James Eckhouse
as Mr. Bowman
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Critic Reviews for Dead Awake

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

Most likely to frighten viewers who begin nodding off and fear they'll be unable to rouse themselves to leave the theater.

May 16, 2017 | Full Review…

Despite Donahue's best efforts in a grand finale sleep session with life-or-death stakes, the premise never lives up to its promise.

May 11, 2017 | Full Review…

The whole affair plods along in by-the-numbers fashion, and the characters are all types, displaying little evidence of interior lives.

May 11, 2017 | Full Review…

Dead Awake is slight but scary, simple but tough and, at times, crawlingly creepy. Fear your bed.

October 7, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

With absolutely nothing new to offer, Dead Awake is content to coast on a flimsy premise involving a scary-sounding medical condition turned malevolently paranormal.

July 20, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Given this is one of the first movies that we can think of that covers sleep-paralysis in such detail, it should be fresh and invigorate the genre, instead it plods along ticking off all the expected, but uninteresting, boxes.

August 29, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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