There is great power within our dreams. They can hold us, and become manifest into reality. To the point we cannot tell the difference between what is real and what is not. This is the terrifying subject of the movie Come True.
A young woman named Sarah Dunn is plagued by nightmares, so she joins a sleep study to understand the cause. Instead, her nightmares intensifies and she find herself unable to escape them.
We get the understanding that she comes from a rough life, so maybe that could be the source of her night terrors. But once we go deeper in the rabbit hole, there is so much more. Shared dreams, all of the same shadowy figure. Visuals of environments that seem Lovecraftian in nature. And why not, throw in vampirism for good measure.
It goes to show scientists, especially the ones conducting the sleep study are messing with things beyond their knowledge. Things that should be better off left alone. They are opening doors that shouldn’t be opened, and as a result, the experiment goes terribly wrong. One of them gets too close to Sarah Dunn, and things become personal.
It all leads to a headscratcher of an ending. It does reveal the true purpose of the so called sleep study, which really makes the symbolism even more purposable.
This is a real mind bender, and if you ever suffered sleep paralysis or night terrors, this movie will make you dread sleep even more. I definitely recommend checking it out, though it may take multiple viewings to understand it. It is currently streaming on Hulu if you decide to watch it. If you already seen Come True, feel free to leave your thoughts below!
Till next time, stay scared!
-Tha Thrilla –