Filmed way back in 2013 and originally intended for release in 2015… and then 2016… and then maybe 2017?… Gerald’s Game director Mike Flanagan’s Before I Wake (read our review) has been met with delay after delay after delay, to the point that we were starting to wonder if we’d *ever* be able to watch the film here in the States.
The good news? We’ve just learned today that Before I Wake, which Flanagan made before recent hits Ouija: Origin of Evil and Gerald’s Game, will hit US Netflix on January 5!
Our own Daniel Kurland wrote in his review last year that Before I Wake is “a haunted fairytale from a growing master.” So you’ll want to give this one your time.
In Before I Wake…
“Jessie and Mark, recovering from the death of their young son Sean, decide to take in 8-year-old Cody as a foster child. Cody seems sweet, loving and bright in every way, except that he is afraid to sleep. They soon discover why: Cody’s dreams manifest in reality as he sleeps. In Jessie’s grief, she tries to use Cody’s supernatural abilities to reconnect with her dead son. Soon she discovers that Cody’s nightmares manifest as well, as they experience both the intense wonder – and intense terror – that only a child’s imagination could conjure. To save their new family, Jessie and Mark must uncover the truth behind Cody’s nightmares.“
Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane, Dash Mihok, Annabeth Gish and Jacob Tremblay star.