Sleep No More (2018) (DVD REVIEW)

Sleep No More (2018) (DVD REVIEW)
DIRECTED BY: Phillip Guzman
STARRING: Keli Price, Brea Grant, Stephen Ellis

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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.

This at times stylish horror flick shows what happens when you stop sleeping for an experiment. Trust me, the characters in it see that things tend to just worse and worse, but if that wasn’t the case we wouldn’t have much of a movie. So it sort of feels like a Flatliners movie in some ways, just based on the number of characters and the experimental side of things. But this movie is way better than at least the remake of that one was and I will admit that I was pleasantly surprised with how solid this one turned out to be. Things get nice and spooky all the while the movie makes a few appreciated creative decisions that all come together nicely. You get a lot of stuff to sort through in the world of straight to DVD horror, but this one is worth checking out in my opinion.

The acting here isn’t bad either as Brea Grant brings her A-game in this one. You can also give a nod to Keli Price and Stephen Ellis. The movie already had a good idea going, but these people help drive this one home and make it as watchable as it ends up being once things get really rolling in the movie. The biggest issue I have here is the fact we don’t get a Blu-ray of this one. I still say a DVD beats nothing (not big on streaming) but this is a solid horror effort that deserved a Blu-ray release. If you like some atmospheric horror, you’ll have a good time with Sleep No More.


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