Before I Wake (also known as Somnia) is a 2016 American horror film directed and edited by Mike Flanagan and co-written by Flanagan and Jeff Howard. The film stars Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane, Jacob Tremblay, Annabeth Gish, and Dash Mihok.
Before I Wake had its world premiere at Fantasia on July 31, 2016 and was theatrically released in the United States on January 5, 2018, by Netflix. The film grossed over $4.9 million worldwide and received favourable reviews from critics, with many praising the performances, visual effects and the horror elements, but criticism for its screenplay and characters.
An orphaned child’s dreams—and nightmares—manifest physically as he sleeps.