Don’t let the increasingly familiar story line and questionable poster fool you, Drew Gabreski’s BE AFRAID has sprung up out of nowhere and looks like it could be one hell of a flick. As discussed this week on The Modern Horrors Podcast, the film throws a creative spin on the budding trend of Sleep Paralysis and seems to do it fairly well.

Don’t believe me? Have a look at the debut trailer, still images, and poster below. And remember: Be afraid. Be very, very afraid.

BE AFRAID hits VOD platforms on June 1, 2017 (U.S. only)

Not long after John Chambers and his family arrive at their new home in a small country town of Pennsylvania, John begins to experience sleep paralysis. Lying there paralyzed, trapped within his own nightmare, other-worldly beings visit John. They are entities which exist in the darkest shadows of the night and can only be seen out of the corner of one’s eye. These encounters begin to haunt John, transforming to complete terror as he discovers the entities’ sole purpose… the abduction of his seven-year-old son. In the end, John will uncover the town’s horrific secret, a portal on his land, and make one last attempt to save his son before the shadow people permanently take him away to their world.