Before I Wake

Synopsis: In this intense and heart pounding supernatural thriller, Jessie (Kate Bosworth) and Mark (Thomas Jane) decide to take in a sweet and loving 8-year-old boy, Cody. Unbeknownst to them, Cody is terrified of falling asleep. At first, they assume his previous unstable homes caused his aversion to sleep, but soon discover why: Cody's dreams manifest in reality as he sleeps. In one moment they experience the incredible wonder of Cody's imagination, and in the next, the horrific nature of his night terrors. To save their new family, Jessie and Mark embark on a dangerous hunt to uncover the truth behind Cody's nightmares.
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Director(s): Mike Flanagan
Production: Relativity Media
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

Let's get some sleep.

Good night, Mrs Hobsen.

Good night, Cody.

Sleep tight.



Here. Alright.

- What's your favorite kind of pizza?

- Pineapple.

Yeah? That's what we're

going to have tonight.

Celebrate your brave day.

Let's go, you ready?

So, let's all say "Welcome, Cody".

Welcome, Cody.

You can take that seat,

right over there.

Alright, let's open those notebooks.

Everyone ready?

The first word is...

Everything's right in there?

I'm fine.

He's fine.

I just wanted to make sure

I can still hear him.

He's fine.

- What's this guy?

- The Blue Morpho.

Sounds like some kind of superhero

or something.

And what is this?

This is like a Cocoon or something?

That's a chrysalis. It keeps them

safe till they grown up.

So, I guess we better

go to bed.


- I'll be right there.

- Okay, sweety.


So, I was straightening out

for you earlier,

and I accidentally found

some of your stimulants.


Things that keep you awake.

- I don't like to sleep.

- I know.

But there's nothing for you

to be scared of here.

- Yes, there is.

- What?

The Canker Man.

Who's that?

He comes when I sleep.

He eats people.

Well, that's no good.

He ate my mom.

You know, when I was little girl,

I thought there was a witch

scratching in my window.

But it was just a tree.

The branches had grown

a little too long,

And they hit the window

when the wind blew.

Ones I knew that, the witch

never came back.

Sometimes scary things go away

when we understand them a little.

Not The Canker Man.

Well, you're in new home now.

I'm sure he can't find you.

He's always with me, he says so.

You did what you had to do.

You can't let him have

a sugar stash,

in the middle of his room,

under his bed.

I know, I still feel like

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