Trailer: Dominic Sherwood Uncovers Nightmarish Childhood With ‘Don’t Sleep’

No, that scary looking, demon like kid isn’t me heading to Cold Cockle Productions to scare Anderson, it’s an image from this upcoming horror/thriller Don’t Sleep. Before you turn your head away from this seemingly low budget flick, it features a solid cast (The Princess Bride’s Cary Elwes, The Sopranos vet Drea de Matteo, and Crossing Jordan’s Jill Hennessy). Details on the flick, as well as the trailer, is found after the jump!

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Dominic Sherwood, Charlbi Dean, and Alex Carter in “Don’t Sleep.”

The narrative centers on Zach (Dominic Sherwood) and Shawn (Charlbi Dean), a beautiful young couple who move into a cottage owned by Jo (de Matteo)  and Vincent Marino (Alex Carter), Their seemingly halcyon existence is disrupted when Zach (at least from what I gathered in the trailer) remembers the horrors of his forgotten childhood. The nightmare spreads to Shawn who sees a hanged man (or is it some creature) atop a tree. Elwes apparently plays a therapist who previously treated Zach, and I’m gathering that Hennessy, who I hope has a bigger role in this, plays his mother.

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Alex Rocco in “Don’t Sleep”

Since Alex Rocco, the character actor best known as Moe Greene from The Godfather, died in 2015, this flick has been in the can for a couple of years. That being said, I’m going to give this movie a go and report back on the film, and I might even mention it on the next CinemAddicts episode.

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Drea de Matteo in “Don’t Sleep”

Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think of Don’t Sleep by leaving a comment below!!

Don’t Sleep, written and directed by Rick Bieber, hits theaters and VOD September 29 via Freestyle Digital Media.

***Last but not least, if you haven’t checked out our August installment of CinemAddicts, here you go:

Greg Srisavasdi

I've been a movie reviewer/interview since 1991 (as a UCLA Daily Bruin scribe), worked at Westwood One, Deepest Dream owner, co-editor of Hollywood Outbreak, podcast co-host of "CinemAddicts" and "Matt and Greg Used To Interview Movie Stars." I can be reached at for inquiries or whatever the case may be!

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