New ‘Dead Awake’ Clip Documents a Horrifying Night Terror



From the creator of Final Destination, Jeffrey Reddick, Dead Awake invites you to experience sleep paralysis firsthand in theaters and various On Demand platforms May 12th.

Sleep paralysis is very real and very terrifying. Essentially what happens is the sleeper becomes trapped in between waking life and the dream world, and these episodes are often paired with horrifying hallucinations – with the body temporarily paralyzed, you’re literally frozen in fear. Never experienced one? Check out a new clip from Dead Awake for a little taste of the terror.

Directed by Phillip Guzman and starring Jocelin Donahue (House of the Devil), Jesse Bradford (Swimfan), Brea Grant (Halloween 2) and Lori Petty (Tank Girl), the film tells the story of a young woman who must save herself and her friends from an ancient evil that stalks its victims through the terrifying real-life phenomenon of Sleep Paralysis.

‘Dead Awake’ centers on Kate Bowman (Jocelin Donahue), a young woman who discovers an ancient evil stalking people who suffer from sleep paralysis.  As Kate finds herself besieged by this terrifying entity, she teams up with a local artist (Jesse Bradford) to try and stop it. With a skeptical doctor (Lori Petty) questioning her sanity, Kate turns to an eccentric expert on sleep disorders (Jesse Borrego) who opens her mind to the horrifying truth: Kate has unwittingly opened the door for this evil to enter our world and has put the lives of her friend Linda (Brea Grant), her father (James Eckhouse), and everyone else close to her in danger.

Galen Walker, James LaMarr and Derek Lee Nixon produced the film along with Philip Marlatt, Kurt Wehner and Phillip Guzman. Executive Producers A.J. Gutierrez, Ashley Wellberg, Jeffrey Reddick, and Tony DiStefano complete the producing team.


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