Sleep paralysis, also known in some circles as hagging (when a ghost, witch, or demon sits upon your chest, rendering you unable to move or scream while you’re awake in bed), is a pretty hot topic in the horror realm right now; and Screen Daily just got word that there’s another flick coming our way based upon this frightening phenomenon.
According to the site, Vertical Entertainment has acquired all US rights to supernatural thriller Slumber, starring Maggie Q (pictured below).
Director Jonathan Hopkins’ movie is being lined up for a theatrical release in the US in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Richard Hobley and Hopkins’ screenplay charts the story of Alice (Maggie Q), a rationally minded sleep doctor, who is forced to abandon scientific reason and accept a family is being terrorized by a parasitic demon which paralyzes victims as they sleep.
The film is produced by The Tea Shop & Film Company’s Mark Lane and James Harris and by Pascal Degove for Goldcrest Films, which handles sales on the project.
Goldcrest MD Degove said: “The cast and crew have done an amazing job in bringing this thrilling story to life… I’m excited now about joining forces with the team at Vertical Entertainment and getting this film to American audiences.”
Rich Goldberg, co-president of Vertical Entertainment, continued: “We’re very excited to be partnering with Goldcrest Films and the whole Slumber team to bring this gripping thriller to audiences all over the US.”