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Bed Rest is a 2022 American supernatural horror film about a pregnant young woman who encounters an evil entity.

Written, co-produced and directed by Lori Evans Taylor, making her feature directorial debut (writer on Final Destination 6; Wicked Wicked Games series). Also produced by Rhonda Baker, Melissa Barrera, Paul Neinstein, William Sherak and James Vanderbilt.

The Project X Entertainment production stars Guy Burnet, Melissa Barrera (Scream 6; Scream 2022; In the Heights), Edie Inksetter, Paul Essiembre, Kristen Harris, Erik Athavale, Kristen Sawatzky, Darcy Fehr, Robert Nahum, Diana Botelho-Urbanskiand Koen Schneiderat.

Plot synopsis:
After years of struggling to start a family, Julie Rivers (Melissa Barrera) is pregnant again and moving into a new home with her husband as they embrace a fresh start. Upon being ordered to mandatory bed rest, Julie begins to slowly unravel as she suffers through the monotony and anxiety of her new constraints.

Soon, terrifying ghostly experiences in the home begin to close in on Julie, stirring up her past demons and causing others to question her mental stability. Trapped and forced to face her past, and the supernatural, Julie fights to protect herself and her unborn baby…

“If you’re going into Bed Rest expecting it to be scary, then you’re in for a rude awaking. The horror story primarily takes a back seat in this one, as the majority of the film focuses more on the psychological impact being isolated and forced to deal with past trauma can have on an individual. Rather than monsters, it’s more about grief and the monster that grief can turn you into.” Horror Facts

“Melissa Barrera (from Scream 2022) is pretty solid as the bed-ridden Rivers, while Edie Inksetter effectively ambiguous as the hard-to-pigeonhole Delmy. However, there is only so much they can do with such a conventional concept. Granted, Bed Rest is better than a whole lot of other horror films released this year. It is competent, but it isn’t special.” J.B Spins

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Release date:
Bed Rest was initially streamed on Tubi on December 8, 2022. It was subsequently available on Amazon Prime.

“We’re very excited to be the exclusive home for this gripping psychological thriller that has you wondering until the very end if what we see is to be believed,” said Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer, Tubi. “Melissa is absolutely captivating in Bed Rest and we can’t wait for audiences to see her incredible portrayal of this isolated character working through her grief while facing frightening supernatural elements.”

“As a first-time producer, it is my profound pleasure to be partnering with Tubi to bring Bed Rest to a savvy and engaged audience,” said Barrera. “While on the surface, Bed Rest is a horror film, it is a story that will resonate deeply with anyone who’s experienced grief and been haunted by loss. Lori Evans Taylor has created a deeply emotional journey for audiences, and I’m grateful to my partners at Project X and STX for bringing us together to share this story with the world.”

Cast and characters:
Melissa Barrera … Julie Rivers
Guy Burnet … Daniel Rivers
Paul Essiembre … Dean Whittier
Erik Athavale … Doctor Meadows
Kristen Harris … Doctor
Kristen Sawatzky … Melandra
William Whyte … Party Guest
Allen Frederick Allen … Party attendee
Lorrie Papadopoulos … Hospital Patient

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