Film Review: Come True

Anyone who has ever suffered from sleep-related problems, such as insomnia, sleep apnoea or night terrors, knows just how precious sleep is. However, we have all, at one time or another, experienced dreams which are all too vivid. These can take a darker turn when they become nightmares. We’re often haunted by recurring images, themes or stories which feel like the real thing. In Come True, they might well be.

Sarah (Julia Sarah Stone) is desperate and running out of options. The high school student can’t go home and is in dire need of a place to stay. When she sees an advert for a sleep study at the local university, she jumps at the chance. Partly for the bed but also because of a recurring nightmare which plagues her sleep. However, she soon discovers that it’s no ordinary research facility and that the guy running it (Landon Liboiron) has his own agenda.

Come True is a brilliantly conceived and deftly executed exercise in terror. The premise itself is unsettling enough but the imagery, atmosphere and pacing bring it all too close to home. It’s a brilliant concept and Anthony Scott Burns plays with fact and fiction in a way which blurs reality. Some of the images are truly frightening. Come True is a nightmarish descent into the inner psyche. One you won’t forget in a hurry.

Come True will be released in Cinemas from 12 March, on Digital Download from 15 March, and on Limited Edition Blu-ray from 5 April.

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