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Sleep Paralysis Horror ‘Dead Awake’ Now on Home Video

From the creator of Final Destination (Jeffrey Reddick), FilmRise’s Dead Awake, the supernatural horror feature based on Sleep Paralysis, an actual petrifying affliction that has millions of reported cases every year, is now on DVD and Blu-ray. Bonus features include audio commentary track with director Phillip Guzman, producer James LaMarr, writer Jeffrey Reddick, cast members Jesse Bradford, Jocelin Donahue and Brea Grant, as well as exclusive deleted scenes and the official trailer.

Directed by Phillip Guzman and starring Jocelin Donahue (Insidious: Chapter 2, House of the Devil), Jesse Bradford (Swimfan, Flags of Our Fathers, Bring It On), and Lori Petty (Orange is The New Black, Tank Girl, Point Break), 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.

Completing the main cast are Brea Grant (Halloween 2, Heroes, Dexter), Jesse Borrego (American Crime, Dexter, Blood In Blood Out), and James Eckhouse (The Avengers, Beverly Hills 90210).

‘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.



  • Saturn

    My ever so professional movie critic review :

    Avoid it – it’s shite.

    I really looked forward to this one, but it committed the cardinal sin of horror movies – it was boring.
    Not a slow build up of tension, ratcheting up the terror – just boring.

    • J Jett

      Jocelyn was the best part of the movie (playing twins!) but yeah, the movie is not very good.

      • Saturn

        I agree that she was the best part of the movie – but sadly the movie sucked.
        I much preferred her in House Of The Devil.

        • J Jett

          agreed. she was also pretty good in the horror movie SUMMER CAMP.

          • Saturn

            I haven’t seen that one.
            Worth a blind buy?

  • Frankie Ramos

    Not sure how I feel about that DVD/Blu-Ray art cover.. :/ Did want to check this out though.

    • J Jett

      yeah, IMO it’s a horrible cover. the movie itself is watchable i guess but it’s not very good. i think it was trying to be like LIGHTS OUT.

  • Kyle Cole

    I found it sort of interesting, even though most of it was slow. It had a pretty solid cast though.

  • J Jett

    i love Jocelin Donahue but this movie was very meh…
    it’s a very forgettable film unfortunately.

  • Wasn’t a fan of this one, but Jocelin helped me get through it, Ill never get tired of praising this woman’s talent and beauty.

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