Synopsis: After the death of their young son, Jessie and Mark adopt a child whose dreams physically manifest while he sleeps.
Director: Mike Flanagan
Runtime: 97 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Netflix (US): Yes
Tags: Low Jump Scare
Jump Scares: 9 (2 major, 7 minor)
Jump Scare Rating: More of a fantasy/supernatural drama than horror movie, Before I Wake isn’t overly scary although there are some significant jump scares in the second half of the movie.
Jump Scare Times
20:30 – Jessie drops a glass during a suspenseful scene.
49:55 – As Cody sits up in bed, a demonic child suddenly appears behind him.
50:41 – The demonic child appears under the bed and grabs Cody’s leg.
58:50 – Mud suddenly spurts out of Sean’s mouth.
1:14:42 – A large number of butterflies fly off the stairs as Jessie approaches.
1:16:57 – Jessie turns around and the demonic child appears in front of her.
1:18:36 – Cody’s mother suddenly walks past Jessie.
1:19:22 – Mark, now with a hollow face, steps in front of Jessie.
1:20:58 – The Cankerman grabs Jessie’s shoulder and throws her backwards.
(Major scares in bold)