Insomnia is one of the evil villains in this new Netflix post-apocalyptic thriller

Insomnia is one of the evil villains in this new Netflix post-apocalyptic thriller

As far as movies I need to see, Awake checks all the boxes for me, including: 1) Starting off in a "normal" world that quickly falls into a post-apocolytic one √. 2) A run-for-your-life thriller in which the protagonist is trying to outrun the mass hysteria (sometimes in the form of hive-mind) that is taking over √. 3) A dystopian world in which the evil force affects one of our senses, or in this case, our sleep √. (Being an insomniac myself, I loved the forced insomnia component to hive-mind thriller Invasion of the Body Snatchers). Starring Gina Rodriguez, Shamier Anderson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and 13-year-old Ariana Greenblatt, the Netflix movie will premiere on June 9. Netflix's upcoming thriller Awake follows Jill (Rodriguez) and her two children as they're confronted with an end of the world scenario where the power goes out — no one can connect via technology — and no one can sleep. As Jill struggles to keep herself and her kids alive among a population crazed from sleep deprivation, she realizes she may hold the key to …
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