Don't Sleep

Synopsis: Shawn and Zach are young lovers who move into a guest house together on an estate owned by Mr. and Mrs. Marino. When bizarre events begin to occur with increasing danger, Zach slowly remembers a forgotten time in his childhood when he suffered from what appeared to be a severe and violent psychosis - memories erased by as series of electroconvulsive shock treatments administered by his psychiatrist. As the terrors surrounding their lives grow to deadly proportions and innocent people are slaughtered, Zach is forced to question his own sanity and fears for Shawn's safety. Once the threat of psychotic behavior turns into the possibility of demonic possession, Zach is confronted with a horrific reality he never could before have imagined
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Director(s): Rick Bieber
Production: MiNDS i CiNEMA
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min


Oh, go on, boy.

That's it.

Just keep going.

It's waiting for you.

There's no need to be afraid.

It's just a dream.



Or is it?

Life is...

Just a dream.

Life is just a dream.

So, uh, how often

do you have these dreams?

I don't know.

Well, is it more than...

More than two times?


More than five?

Maybe around ten.

Or more.


I really don't remember.

So, uh, now you're...

You're afraid of the dark, yes?

Afraid to sleep?

I just don't want

to see them again.

And who are they?

What do they look like?


She's in a mask.


And the other kid.

His face is all messed up.

But he... he sort of...

Go on.

He sort of looks like me.

So it's... it's you

that you see in the dream?

I don't really know.

I see.


What do you think

he wants from you?

This other?

To hurt me, I guess.

To take my place.

To replace you?

I see.

But it's... it's gotten

to the point where, uh,

just the idea of going to sleep

is making him sick.

He'll do anything

to avoid sleep.


I imagine it would be.


Look, Zach.

What you're going through

is, um...

Is really scary.


It must seem

completely real to you,

but, uh, guess what.

It's not.

You're just a very smart,

imaginative young man,

and you're gonna be just fine.

Trust me.

He's just holding on

to some childhood fantasies,

which I'm sure

he'll grow out of.

I do think I should

continue seeing him...


Just try to relax tonight, okay?

Think of fun, happy thoughts.

I could stay here

all night if you want.


That might be good.


Go to sleep.

I'm going to die.

It's not big,

but it's a well-maintained,

cozy, little house.

It's lovely.

I just adore it.

Aw, thank you.

It's where Vince and I lived

after we were married...

Until we bought the house

across the street.

Oh, yeah. Wow.


We were always so happy here.

So we kept it

for friends and family...

You know, a place to stay

when they visited.


About, uh, twice in ten years.

Well, if I were your family,

I'd come stay here all the time.

Aw. That's why we thought

it'd be nice to rent it out

to a young couple

like yourselves.

This place should be enjoyed.

Plus, we'd enjoy the company.

Where do you guys live now?

Well, we actually

don't live together.

This would be

the first time for both of us.

Aww. A little love nest.

What do you, uh...

What do you do?

Uh, Shawn teaches art

to third graders,

and I'm almost done

with law school.

No kidding?

You don't look

like a lawyer, man.

- Vince!

- No, I mean, look at him.

No, it's okay. No, my mom

actually thought the same thing.

She always thought

I'd end up owning a bar.

Ah. I like bars.

Zach, this would be

so great for us.

It's so cozy and warm.

I'd feel safe here.



You guys didn't mention

in the ad the actual rent.

How much is it?

Um, well,

what are you kids

looking to pay?

I mean, we'd struggle to pay

more than, like, 850.

Today is your lucky day.

We figured about seven

and a quarter should cover it.

Is that all right?

That's perfect.

Thank you so much.

- Our pleasure.

- Thank you.

Aw, we are happy

to have you guys.

Oh, my god!

What is wrong with you?

You could scare

the hell out of somebody.

Hmm, what time is it anyway?

Hmm. Time for you to bone up

for your civil procedure exam.

Oh, god,

I was doing that all night.

It's so boring.

Mm, you know,

speaking of boning up.

If you don't get off me

in the next...

That's not sexy.

I'm such an idiot.

Okay. Ugh.

- Hey, Zach!

- Hey.

- Good morning, buddy.

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