#HorrorMovie Review – Don’t Sleep (2017)

Go on boy. That’s it. Just keep going. – Blind Woman

I think I might be one of the few people to have watched Don’t Sleep who enjoyed it. To me it was like the best of Nightmare on Elm Street and Insidious wrapped up together. Yes, I would’ve loved to have more of the nightmare world, maybe next time; it seems everything gets a sequel these days. I love the pace of this movie, it doesn’t wait to get going, and starts throwing creepy stuff out right after the hook. The darkness is amazing, and there’s no pixel filter interfering with its beauty. The title doesn’t really fit after seeing it, but I guess it’s better than nothing.

The beginning is perfect, starting thirteen years ago with a boy who has terrifying dreams, and his therapist, who is basically an asshole, telling him he doesn’t have anything to worry about. Then we cut to the present with a happy young couple looking for a place to live. Zach has a multi-color eye…creepy, though sexy at the same time, and is the kid from the beginning; somehow, he doesn’t remember anything about the dreams until bits begin to appear as the movie progresses, and we learn why he has no memories.

The ending was unexpected. At first, I didn’t know what was happening, then it washed over me, and it was wonderful and gross and dark and romantic. Yes, I loved it, and I’m not ashamed to say that I give Don’t Sleep 4.5 out of 5 Stars.

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