Dead Awake is a 2016 American horror film directed by Phillip Guzman (200 Hours) from a screenplay by Jeffrey Reddick (Final Destination; Final Destination 2). It stars Jocelin Donahue, Jesse Bradford, Lori Petty, and Brea Grant.
A young woman must save herself and her friends from an ancient evil that stalks its victims through the real-life phenomenon of sleep paralysis…
The film premiered at Shriekfest 2016 on October 6, 2016.
In the UK, Matchbox Films release the film on DVD on 15 May 2017.
“There’s a fine line between paying tribute to your horror heroes and the terrifying tales of the past – and an audience asking the question “why?” Dead Awake walks that tight-rope, borrowing heavily from Craven’s signature film [A Nightmare on Elm Street] while also branching out on its own with humor and its own set of unique rules.” Michael Klug, Horrorfreak News
Jocelin Donahue (House of the Devil), Brea Grant (The Devil’s Dolls; Beyond the Gates; Hakkoween II), Jeffrey Reddick, Jesse Bradford, Lori Petty, Natalie Jones, James Eckhouse, Billy Blair, Richard Lukens, Jesse Borrego, Liz Mikel, Chelsea Morgensen, A.J. Gutierrez, LeeLee Wellberg, Mona Lee Fultz.