Things are not looking too good for a young high school student named Sarah. Sarah chooses to run away from her mother and refuses to go back home, sleeping the night at a local park. But Sarah has issues when it comes to sleeping. The worst part is that when she closes her eyes she sees haunting visions along with a strange, dark, creepy, mysterious figure.
While visiting a local café, Sarah sees a flyer that offers help to those with sleep issues. She visits the clinic and applies for a two-month sleep study to correct whatever problems she is experiencing. Sarah’s application is approved and she will begin the study. Only a tiny amount of details about the overall process are given to her and the five other members to be part of the testing process. But on the upside, Sarah will receive payments for her time.
But as Sarah begins the series of tests, she begins to question the people around her and the horrific visions that seem to be getting worse and not improving. What is Sarah seeing in her dreams? And what is the team in this clinic hoping to find?
From the beginning of the film, we are introduced to Sarah’s dreams- a dark and mysterious world. But even when Sarah isn’t dreaming, we are also greeted by many other mysteries. The film has a great setup, and it certainly hooks it’s audience quickly. This great set up means many movie lovers will be invested to go on this journey with Sarah, wanting to know the truth.
The film’s visuals are dark but extremely pleasing and creative, especially whenever we gain insight into Sarah’s dreams. The film also has a fun and tremendous audio track, which is creepy and suspenseful during critical moments. The film’s music feels like something from a retro 80s horror film which I honestly loved, and it was a powerful and pleasing ingredient. I honestly could not imagine the movie being fun and favourable without it!
The leading performance from Julia Sarah Stone as Sarah is excellent. The character is convincing from the very opening of the film. Julia Sarah Stone juggles a wide variety of emotions as she deals with her home life and this new haunting discovery. I generally found myself supporting this character, cheering her on, hoping she would somehow be set free from her scary nightmares.
I loved the journey this movie took me on, but I can’t deny the film’s third act certainly has a pacing issue that drags the film way longer than I would have preferred. The final moments are also questionable, leaving the audience either pleased or perhaps frustrated. For me, the film’s final moments were incredibly questionable, and I was left frowning, curious to know if the filmmakers had an alternate ending.
Overall, Come True is a wonderfully made film. I went into this movie unaware of its plot and outline. There are plenty of creative and fresh ideas delivered to the big screen, including a haunting concept of someone unable to sleep due to a scary world. Julia Sarah Stone’s lead performance is excellent, and the film sets up many mysteries that will hook its audiences quickly from the film’s opening. It’s a fun film filled with a freshness as a SciFi and horror that has left me truly surprised, even if the film’s final moments are incredibly questionable!
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