Sleep No More

‘Sleep No More’ (2018) Movie Review: Delightfully Intense

I know many people who are insomniacs. I can only imagine how much that must suck. I enjoy sleeping any chance I get and rarely do I struggle doing so. However, sometimes I wish there was more time in the day as I’m always busy and trying to accomplish 100 things. Sometimes I wish I didn’t sleep so I could get all of it done. What if there was a way to stay up forever?

In Sleep No More, a group of students are about to discover what happens when sleep is no longer an option and as you can imagine it doesn’t go well.

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This exciting new horror film was directed by Phillip Guzman (Dead Awake) and was written by Jason Murphy. The cast includes Keli Price (Side Effects), Lukas Gage (Assassination Nation), Yasmine Aker (12 Strong), Brea Grant (The Arrangement), Stephen Ellis (You’re the Worst) and Christine Dwyer (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert).


Official Synopsis for Sleep No More:

Five graduate students are conducting a study to prove the theory that once you’ve passed 200 hours without sleep, you will never need sleep again. As the hours tick by and their struggle to stay awake intensifies, they each start to have strange and unsettling experiences. Visions from the past, violent impulses and terrifying waking nightmares begin to take hold and turn this experiment into a desperate fight for survival.

Sleep No More

This film is set in the 80’s and I will say that from beginning to end it succeeded in delivering a 80’s atmosphere. It felt like I was watching something from the 80’s and as a huge fan of that decade I was pleasantly surprised.

Beyond that it delivers a unique story, likable characters, and although not a terribly scary film, the situation they find themselves is pretty horrifying.

Sleep No More reminded me of other films from the past especially Flatliners. Ya know, the idea of a group of students performing a ground breaking experiment that’s against the law and could get them thrown out of school. Except this time the subject is mastering the power of not sleeping versus bringing people back to life.

Sleep No more

Some of the acting was very of the top, but it worked for this type of film. The actors who gave solid performances throughout the film were Keli Price, Brea Grant, and Stephen Ellis. Ellis provided much needed comic relief. He was above all my favorite character.

This is not a film that has a bunch of gore and blood, but there are some cringewothy scenes that you ghouls are sure to love. Beyond that though, it’s mostly a psychological thriller that is suppose to mess with your head and make you question what’s real and what isn’t.

Final Thoughts on Sleep No More:

This one has a slow start but overall the story is interesting and makes you wonder what will happen next. If you like horror films from the 80’s and 90’s, I think you’ll appreciate it this one as the atmosphere is reminiscent of both those decades. Sleep No More will be available on VOD, Digital and  DVD on October 2, 2018. Let us know if you plan on checking it out!

 

 

About Tori Danielle

Tori has had a passion for Horror and music ever since she was a little girl. She got bit by the writing bug in high school where she was involved in both the school newspaper and the yearbook. While getting her Bachelors degree, she took Journalism and Creative Writing classes where her passion grew even stronger. Now, in between work and family, she spends all of her spare time indulging in music, Horror movies, and nerdy fandoms, all while running/assisting one of the biggest Horror groups on Facebook and writing for various websites.

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