If you suffer from insomnia or night terrors Come True is going to be your
stuff of nightmares.
Writer/director Anthony Scott Burns sets up his story pretty quickly, when
we meet 18 year-old Sarah (Julie Sarah Stone), the only thing we get to
know about her is that she has a troubled private life and doesn’t get on
with her mother, she’s climbing out of her bedroom window.
Forced to stay with a friend she suffers constantly from recurring
nightmares. The nightmares all having one thing in common, she sees a dark
Unable to sleep she enrols in a sleep study at her local university where,
on her first night, she’s wired up to what looks like a spacesuit that’s
been turned into a set of pyjamas. Monitored by Dr Meyer (Christopher
Heatherington) and his equally strange assistants (Carlee Ryski &
Landon Liboiron )Sarah manages to get a good night’s sleep and in the
morning she’s shown a set of photographs each one revealing more and more
until the last one reveals a dark shady figure.
Traumatised by her experience Sarah starts to wonder what’s really going on
in the study, the more she investigates the more her innermost fears start
to come to the surface.
Burn’s film, bathed in constant darkness that makes it look as if it’s set
in a grey Orwellian world, feels very much like something David Cronenberg
might have come up with a few decades ago.
The plot does, the longer it goes on, become a bit confusing, a revelation
at the end only helps add to the uncertainty of the story.
Come True is a competent and at times genuinely scary horror film that’s
guaranteed to give you a few sleepless nights.