Wake, The. Weak Production is Sleep Inducing

Wake, The. Film Review  DecayMag.com Director: Faouzi Brahimi Writer: Bryan Brewer Allie Rivera The Wake

Director: Faouzi Brahimi


Bryan Brewer

Allie Rivera

Release Date:

July 4, 2017

Release Format:


MPAA Rating: N/A



Running Time:

86 Minutes


A group of friends attend the wake of a child they accidentally killed with their car. Once at the wake, they find themselves trapped and stalked by a masked assailant.


Five friends attend the wake of a young boy they accidentally killed during a DUI. After the sun sets at the wake a masked killer slaughters.

I’m not a fan of this film at all. The cinematography was not pleasing at all. There was too much over exposure, the camera angles were at an awkward low close up positions that were unflattering and also didn’t carry along the story. The Wake does not impress. The Performances were over the top and, unbarring. I would have preferred less dialogue. The film tried too hard for originality but at the end was all over the place. The film went into different routes and made little sense at all! If there would have been clues to tie the film together it would have done much better. The score was also all over the place! Instead of sticking to one type of ominous sound there were five to six vibes and each unpleasing.

The effects were okay. I did not feel dissatisfied with the flow of these visuals and how it portrayed on camera. That may have been the only part of the film that made the viewing experience bearable.

DecayMag.com Director: Faouzi Brahimi Writer: Bryan Brewer Allie Rivera The Wake

Closing thought

The Wake could have had true potential but if only it would have stuck to one storyline. The film suffers from bad lighting, camera angles and let us not forget the weak score.

Click for information on rating metric: 0-10 Avoid | 11-20 Mediocre | 21-30 Good | 31-40 Average | 41-50 Satisfactory | 51-60 Stunning | 61-70 Terrific | 71-80 Must See | 81-90 Amazing | 91-100 Impressive

DecayMag.com Director: Faouzi Brahimi Writer: Bryan Brewer Allie Rivera The Wake

10 %
10 %
Originality / Redefining
10 %
10 %
Practical Effects
40 %
Scare Factor
30 %
5 %
Special Effects
60 %
Viewing Experience
10 %
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Passionate about film since the age of 5, I have always had a fond memory of my love for movies since then. I believe in the escapism and magic that movies can bring to the audience through cinematography, story, and special effects. After studying film for 8 years at Wilmington University and the New York Film Academy, my knowledge about the art has been my greatest power. Born in Brooklyn, raised in Delaware, I found my way back to the Big Apple to pursue my passion! I'm excited to bring my love for film to you!


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