Come True – ★★★★✩ | Film Review

Dreams can come true!

Synopsis: A teenage runaway takes part in a sleep study that becomes a nightmarish descent into the depths of her mind and a frightening examination of the power of dreams.

Director: Anthony Scott Burns
Writer: Anthony Scott Burns (screenplay by), Daniel Weissenberger (story by)
Stars: Skylar RadzionLandon LiboironJulia Sarah Stone 

Certification: 15
Run Time: 1hr 35min

DaveOnFilm says:
Firstly, I really enjoyed everything about this film. A true ethereal masterpiece, using it’s visual and audio tones to create a unique atmosphere in the film. Lets be under no illusion from the outset, this is a horror. For me, anything to do with dreams has always been terrifying. Ever since watching Nightmare On Elm Street when I was wildly underage, dreams have fascinated me. Their meanings, their mystery and the fact that nobody knows that much about how they actually work.

In Come True, director and writer Anthony Scott Burns along with storywriter Daniel Weissenberger attempt to infiltrate the dream world and put it on the screen. This is done brilliantly through the use of slow zoom through strange worlds which look and constantly feel surreal and somewhat psychedelic. As the film begins to unfold, and Sarah’s dream manifestations become more real, we see a depth to performances and story which is both mesmerising and stunning at the same time.

The drabness of the world in the early scenes as Sarah struggles to sleep and drift through life, to the slowly creeping in colour pallet as more sleep and study arrives is a really nice touch. We are taken on a journey which is often really terrifying. There were moments where I hit a jumpscare and there were extended scenes of terror where I didn’t know what was going to happen next.

Its a fantastic film and one best watched in a darkened room with your full attention. It would have been 5-stars, but I do think that the ending just let it down ever so slightly for me and I would love to speak to the director and writers and get their thoughts on where they were truly taking it in the final scenes.

Come True will be in UK Cinemas from 12th March, on Digital Download from 15th March & on Limited Edition Blu-ray from 5th April


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