After She Wakes – USA, 2019 – preview

‘Who watches you when you sleep?’

After She Wakes – formerly When She Wakes – is a 2019 American horror feature film written and directed by David Arthur Clark (shorts: The Trees; #YoureDead), based on his 2018 short Wake. The Wake Pictures-Zado Films production stars Hannah Ward, Conrad Goode, Nicola Lambo and Micah Parker.


After the tragic death of her baby son, Danni (Hannah Ward), a narcoleptic mother with a young daughter, suffers from terrifying sleep disruptions as she tries to deal with ongoing pain and grief.

Danni and her daughter begin experiencing different episodes of parasomnia including night terrors and sleep paralysis, leaving them unable to move and only able to witness horrific visions. These nightmares become too disturbing as they create a rift in their own realities causing Danni to believe someone or something is watching her sleep every night.

Soon, the terrifying visions from their dreams begin to manifest into a sinister reality, leaving Danni vulnerable, trying everything she can to protect her family from the unwanted intruder…


After She Wakes has just been acquired by Gravitas Ventures for a December US release.

Cast and characters:

  • Hannah Ward … Danni – The Assent; Ghost House short (2016); The Evil Inside (2011)
  • Conrad Goode … Intruder
  • Nicola Lambo … Sera – Demon Star; Santa Claws; Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus
  • Micah Parker … Michael – The Vampire Diaries TV series
  • Stella Carlish … Cassie – Wake short
  • Andrea Pazmino … Featured Guest

Technical details:

91 minutes


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