Dead Awake: The terrifying affection of sleep paralysis

Dead Awake: The terrifying affection of sleep paralysis
Written by Pallavi Parmar

Dead Awake is one of the horrifying movies of this year based on the terrifying affection of sleep paralysis is releasing on 26 May 2017, Friday. Dead Awake is a 2016 American supernatural psychological horror film written by Jeffrey Reddick and directed by Phillip Guzman. It stars Jocelin Donahue, Jesse Bradford, Lori Petty, and Brea Grant. This is a straightforward genre exploitation of the phenomenon which described in Rodney Ascher’s quasi-doc The Nightmare, this revolves around the unfortunate victims of sleep paralysis whose minds awaken from sleep while their bodies remain immobilised. Making it more horrifying the director Phillip Guzman’s added a supernatural creature who terrify these paralysed sleepers and who threaten to suffocate them before they can wake. As problematic as it sometimes was, Ascher’s nonfiction pic milked the premise much more effectively than this inert thriller, which is most likely to frighten viewers who begin nodding off and fear they’ll be unable to rouse themselves to leave the theatre.

Cast and Crew of Dead Awake

  • Directed by: Phillip Guzman
  • Written by: Jeffrey Reddick
  • Starring: Jocelin Donahue, Jesse Bradford, Lori Petty, Brea Grant
  • Screenwriter: Jeffrey Reddick
  • Producers: Phillip Guzman, Philip Marlatt, Kurt Wehner
  • Executive producers: A.J. Gutierrez, Jeffrey Reddick, LeeLee Wellberg
  • Director of photography: Dominique Martinez
  • Production designer: Kurt Wehner
  • Costume designer: Debra Sugarman
  • Editor: Peter Devaney Flanagan
  • Composer: Marc Vanocur
  • Casting director: Neely Gurman

Jocelin Donahue stars as Beth who is a recovering addict and Kate (Lori Petty)  is her condescending sister both are playing twins role. Beth has been losing rest due to sleep paralysis, not understanding the problem or wanting to talk about it with her friends. While Jesse Bradford as Evan who plays a role of Beth’s boyfriend supports her and others are inclined to think Beth’s haggard state might be due to a relapse. Defending herself against this notion with Kate, Beth tells her what’s going on then Kate takes her to a sleep specialist (Lori Petty), who explains that this condition afflicts a large percentage of the population at some point and is nothing to worry about. Now we have to watch how Kate and Evan are to set out to solve the mystery of this death-by-nightmare phenomenon?


About the author

Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.