Dead Awake Makes it not Safe To Fall Asleep Again? Phillip Guzman, Jeffrey Reddick Dead Awake

Dead Awake Film Details

Director: Phillip Guzman

Writer: Jeffrey Reddick

Release Date: 12 May 2017

Release Format: Cinemas

MPAA Rating:

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Running Time: 1h 39min


A young woman must save herself and her friends from an ancient evil that stalks its victims through the real-life phenomenon of sleep paralysis.


A slate of new images released for the upcoming supernatural Thriller Dead Awake. The film is the latest directorial released from Philip Guzman. The film blends psychological concepts with the paranormal. This marriage of polar opposites is a unique formula, one that has risen in trend over the past years. When successful in a narrative both themes integrate well for profound psychological effect.

In Dead Awake sleep paralysis become the core component of the narrative. This purported experience has touched many throughout the world. One has to wonder if there are supernatural explanations at play. Western sciences classified these cases to have an association with of REM sleep. Actress Jocelin Donahue portrays Kate Bowman a social worker investigating a series of mysterious deaths. The common thread between the victims are records of sleep paralysis.

Dead Awake showcases the strong female protagonist. In Guzman’s film, the female lead becomes determined on solving the mysterious deaths. The antagonizing force has a description as a terrifying entity. Vengeance is part of its drive as it soon begins to haunt Kate’s friends and loved ones. Dead Awake pays home to a particular sleep-themed horror classic. The protagonist, Katie must fight to stay awake to stop the nightmare she’s unleashed!

Dead Awake is set to release in cinemas and on demand on the 12th of May 2017. Be sure to read our previous coverage on Guzman’s film. Below are production stills and behind the scene stills.

SOURCEPress Release
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Ken Artuz is Co-Owner of Meca Ex Studios LLC. Artuz is a New York City Based Photographer with proficiency in Photoshop. His digital artwork was featured in exhibitions SOHO, NYC, twice. Artuz is a graduate of The Institute of Audio Research where he earned his degree in Audio Engineering and Record Production. He also earned certification in Television Production and Field Recording at Lehman College. For Horror Artuz Favors French Extremism and Indie productions. He is a novelist, and screenwriter listens to EBM, Industrial & Witch house and is an avid MMA sports fan. Ken Artuz will create a media empire built on the DecayMag Brand.


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