Be Afraid

Synopsis: Not long after John Chambers and his family arrive at their new home in a small country town of Pennsylvania, John begins to experience sleep paralysis. Lying there paralyzed, trapped within his own nightmare, other-worldly beings visit John. They are entities which exist in the darkest shadows of the night and can only be seen out of the corner of one's eye. These encounters begin to haunt John, transforming to complete terror as he discovers the entities' sole purpose... the abduction of his seven year old son.
Director(s): Drew Gabreski
Production: DarkShed
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99 min

I'm going.

You're not going anywhere!

Listen to me.

Babe, there's no one out there.

Listen to me.

I have to go.

Baby, please don't leave.

Please, please!

Look, look...

Are you even listening to me?

No, I'm not.

There's no power because

there's a lightning storm.

I have to protect my family.

It's normal...

You are protecting the family!

What are you doing?

Baby, are you listening to me?

They're coming.

You're scaring Emms, Dean.

Just stop it.


Don't get out of bed, Emms.

You're not leaving this house.

Get out of my way.

You're not leaving this

house, not with this.

Not with this,

you're not leaving!

Get out of my way! Dean!





What's happening?

It's okay, baby.

Stay in your room.

Everything's all right.


- Mommy!

- Baby! Baby!

There's somebody in my room!

Open the door!

Damn it! Open it! Damn you!


Help me, Dean!




They took our baby!

So, are you bored yet?

I'm just happy not to be

sewing up stab wounds

every five minutes.

It's just babies and

broken arms around here.

The excitement just never ends.


How's the family?

Everybody settled in?

Yeah, Heather's stress

level is way down.

Um, Nathan's sleeping

through the night.

I think it's going to

be good this time.

You know, they say the er can

be hardest on the spouse.

But, I think you've

made the right choice.


Your son found the woods today.

Yeah, they're pretty cool.

I think we could use a fence.

Oh, you think that's going

to keep him in, huh?

You know he's half me.

Well, it keeps bad

things out, too.

Half me?


You're half me,

half your mother.

It's... see, when two

adults love each other,

their DNA comes together, um,



Well, it's...

It's... it's like, uh, your

baby sister in mommy's tummy,

um, that was made because

your mother and I, uh...

Well, we were kissing... gross!

Yeah, it's

absolutely disgusting.

Oh, is it?


Can I be excused now?

Yes, you can.

Thank you.

It's disgusting, huh?

What do you want me to say?

I know, it's disgusting.




Hey. What are you

still doing up, buddy?

There was a man in my room.

A man?

He was standing

right over my bed.



Someone's got a big

imagination, don't they?

I'll tell you what, let's

get you back to bed.

Get frank, come

on, get in there.

Love you, pal.

Love you too, daddy. Hmm.

Good night, frank.

Yeah, you say

goodnight to frank.

Go ahead and sign in.

Um, I'm here

to see John chambers.

Dr. chambers? Do you

have an appointment?

I'm his son.

Oh. Um,

I'll page him.

So let me guess. Your tuition

for the semester is gone.

I see nothing has

changed around here.

Still telling everyone I only come

around when I need money, right?

I never said that.

Kicked out?

Dropped out?

Dropped out.

Before they could kick me out.

Well, it's like

you always said...

It's tough to get ahead without

breaking a few balls. Right?

Listen, you get

yourself back in gear

or I will be the one

busting balls.

You understand?


Alright. Come on.

Give your dad a hug.

It's good to see you, Ben.

Come on.


Dad! Hey! Look who's here!


Hey, man!


Two to the left,

one to the right.

Knuckle. Knuckle.


Does Ben need money again?

Uh... no. Let me show you around.

We should have some extra

sheets and blankets

in one of these boxes.

Hey, what the heck is this?

Something you're going to

keep your hands off of.

Holy sh*t.

It was going to be your

graduation present but...

I guess it's not happening now.

Can I drive it?

You get a job first

and we'll talk.

Morning, babe.


How are you feeling today?

I'm okay.

It smells good.

You okay?

Is he going back?

Uh, well, I mean he's definitely

out for this semester.

He needs to be at college, John.

Now I know this is bad timing.

It's not about the time. It's

about what's best for your son.

He needs to be at school.

Look, baby, you can't be

getting all worked up, okay?

Your only job right now

is to relax, okay?

For our little artist over here

and for our little one

right here.

I promise you I will not let

you lose another one, okay?


Morning, dad.


Hi, Heather.

Good morning, Ben.

Since Ben has some time off,

he has volunteered to

help me build the fence.

For Nathan.

Mmm, that looks good.

Can I get you some breakfast?


Over easy, please.

Thanks, Heather.


A fence isn't going

to stop Nathan.

Well, it's more for Heather. Ah.

Can you check on him, John?

I'm thinking

pressure-treated pine.

I don't want him

out in those woods.

Well, baby, it's

what little boys do.

They play in the woods.

It's okay.

Will you check on him, please?

Have you seen my daughter?

My baby, Emms.

Have you seen her?

There's some bad things

in these woods, son.


Can I help you?

Put that thing down.

Nathan, come on!

Go to the house!

Tell your mother

to call the police.

I just want my daughter back.

Looks like winter

came early, huh?

You must be our new doc, right?

Yeah, doctor John chambers.

My wife.


I'd shake your hand but

I'm nursing a cold.

And my daughter has me drinking

at least eight cups of

this green tea daily.

I guess Dean gave you all

a pretty good scare.

He's still pretty intoxicated

from last night.

We'll let him sleep it off.

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