“Come True”: Possibly a Canadian Classic Horror Thriller?

“Come True” initially moves slowly and gains in suspense and explodes with an unsuspected brilliant and provocative finish.

You think you are finally beginning to figure everything out until an unexpected finish turns you on your head spinning with WTF just happened.

A great film brimming with creativity that may leave you with a gasp at its conclusion.

Brilliant imagery and creative writing.

A right on soundtrack.

Being film savvy, you have figured out that the film is about dreams but there is a strange commonality about the dreams in 5 participants in a sleep study. What this commonality is subject to diverse interpretations. You might be intellectually brilliant and figure out the dreams are about the evilness lurking in the hearts of everyone? Or perhaps multiple interpretations are also correct as you try to make sense of the film.

Yes poor Sarah (Julia Sarah Stone) an 18 year old high school student has terrifying dreams about a man in the shadows with gleaming eyes that continually wakes her up in a cold sweat. So she enrolls in a rather secretive sleep study with 5 other paid volunteers. Technology has evolved that permits the researchers to see the images in the dreams of the participants. And at one point the researchers determine a dark figure in the shadows with gleaming eyes is not only haunting Sarah but all the sleep study participants. Now what is going on here. The monster within all of us? The essence of evil in the minds of all humans? Satan lurking in all of us? Director Anthony Scott Burns playing with our minds?

Then a slightly creepy sleep participant researcher Riff (Landon Liborian) tails Sarah with an obvious romantic interest that ends up with his demise as after some lovemaking with Sarah his eyes and life are gouged out by Sarah. This is all after a suspenseful sleepwalking episode by Sarah as she travels in a sleepwalking state towards the shadowy strange figures with glowing eyes that inhabit her dreams and the dreams of everyone in the sleep study. She wakes up in her sleep walking state and runs in terror from the shadowy men with the gleaming eyes and finds herself in bed with Riff after a passionate lovemaking scene but she has poked out Riff’s eyes and murders him. In shock she slowly walks to the bathroom covered in blood. On the toilet seat a mobile rings with a message that will send your head spinning. What that message is might be innovative and a salvation for Sarah or is it yet another dream. Why now does she have fangs like a vampire?

As Burn’s quips, “We wanted to create a dream world that is beautiful and artistic, but deep down you know you shouldn’t be there.”

I am bursting to tell you the final moments of the film but it is so overwhelming and innovative you may ask yourself is this film a dream or reality? A question I’d like to ask Burns but I must refrain lest I receive an answer that might destroy my magical perception of this Canadian film!

You can see the trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe6F2cp5sHs

Releases across Canada March 12, 2021 on these platforms iTunes, Bell, Rogers, Shaw, Telus, Vimeo on Demand, Cineplex Store

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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