Criminal psychologist Kate Fuller is assigned to the murder of a man who has seemingly been strangled in his sleep by his wife and the only witness is their eight-year-old daughter, Sophie. As Kate digs into the mystery of an ancient demon which kills people in their sleep, she experiences the same petrifying symptoms as all previous victims and spirals through a chilling nightmare to save herself and Sophie before she dares fall asleep again.Written by
In Buddhism, Mara is the name of a demon that tries to sway Prince Siddhartha (Gautama Buddha) from the path of enlightenment by sending (some say they went of their own will) his daughters to seduce him. (They failed.) See more »
The film conflates Helena's guilt in the murder with her potential insanity. A psychologist would not be called to a crime scene to make a decision then and there as to whether a murder suspect should be committed to an asylum. Police would handcuff and process any suspect regardless of potential mental illness or insanity defense, and that person would go through court hearings to determine fitness to stand trial. In the case of severe mental illness, a sentence would be served at a mental health facility rather than a jail--the person would not simply bypass court and be committed. Kate repeatedly expresses guilt that she has separated a mother and daughter, yet had she not decided on the asylum Helena would certainly still have been jailed to await trial for the murder. See more »
Mara is real! Mara is very, very real, and she will kill each and every one of us! You mark my words: tonight, Saul dies!
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First of all, i want to give credit to Olga Kurylenko because have done a good job in this movie as criminal psychologist Kate Fuller, who investigates the murder of a man and is haunted by demon who kills people in their sleep. Unfortunately, the storyline in this movie is too slow and boring. This film can make you fall asleep in the cinema. So Disappointed .
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