Before I Wake, a PG-13 dream and nightmare horror, promises to deliver a chilling story about a child whose dreams and nightmares come to life. I wish this was rated R. With a PG-13, you already know it will be limited with disturbing imagery and the sense of threat will be tame.
If you want a horror short that escapes the limited boundaries of PG-13 and still delivers a solid story with chilling narrative, then check out VooDon’t by Kelly Evans
Haunting nightmares is a common trope in horror, but what about actively seeking dream state to face willingly face a nightmare? Check out The Corruption in the Deep by S. Alessandro Martinez