It's 1986 and a group of grad students are close to discovering what happens to the human brain after staying awake for 200 hours, but something goes terribly wrong with a test subject. After their department is shut down, the team moves forward in secret - only this time on themselves.


Phillip Guzman

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Reviewed by nogodnomasters 6 /10

Cruel Cruel Summer

Following a suicide, a college sleepless experiment gets shut down. The suspended professor (Yasmine Aker) opts to continue the experiments during the summer break when no one is around. She uses a drug called cogniphan to aide in keeping people awake. The experiment is to show that after 200 hours awake a person will never have to sleep again and will have good cognitive skills...don't try this at home.

An issue arises when the folks not sleeping start to hallucinate seeing "ghosts." A very clever explanation is offered, one rather unique to the genre. The characters were fine, but not powerful. The film is more science fiction than horror.

Guide: F-word, brief sex, brief nudity.

Reviewed by windsorenquirer 1 /10

It put me to sleep

A group of graduate students conduct a sleep deprivation study in the 80s, but something goes terribly wrong with a test subject. Slow, boring, uninteresting.

Reviewed by millserika 5 /10

Stranger Things feel...but not as good.

What I liked: 80's music and vibe. The disturbing visions that they encounter are very reminiscent of Stranger Things from Netflix. What I didn't like: Predictability. A lot of yelling and chaotic stuff that didn't really help the story. They touched on many different paths that the story could have taken but didn't really fully commit to any. The ending was a bit ambiguous. Overall: Wait for it to come out on Redbox and spend a few dollars. Anything more than that and your throwing your money away.

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