Do you ever think of all the things you could do if you didn’t have to sleep? Watch more scary movies, shop for black clothing, listen to the latest Nightmare on Film Street podcast episode, etc. In the upcoming horror film 200 Hours, a few aspiring scientists aim to test this theory. And by the looks of this new trailer, they are NOT going to like the answer.
IMDb describes the sci-fi horror as follows:
A group of graduate students conduct a sleep deprivation study in the 80s, but something goes terribly wrong with a test subject. After their department is shut down, the team moves forward in secret – only this time on themselves.
Though the production quality doesn’t look the best, the premise for the film alone had me hooked. Most know the physical effects of sleep deprivation, but this film looks to explore how it affects your mind as well. I love horror movies that take on interesting scientific premises, especially very realistic ones. The film appears to be a haunted house flick of sorts, with all the main characters contained to one setting, which always makes for some claustrophobic moments.
But this isn’t just a haunted house flick, the trailer also sported some body horror and creature feature elements as well. This makes me feel a little bit better about the low-budget, as we could potentially gets some really good practical effects. The last thing that makes the film stand out is that the executive producer on the project is Jeffrey Reddick. Maybe not a household name, but he should be, as he’s the creator of the underrated Final Destination franchise. Final Destination has always been praised for it’s original premise, so there’s no surprise he was attracted to this project. Reddick was also the writer for director Phillip Guzman’s last film Dead Awake, so there is already some creative chemistry (get it? Science…chemistry…sci-fi horror).
Between Reddick behind the scenes and the premise, I’m very much intrigued by this film. No release date has been set, but expect it some time in 2018. Excited for this film? Hit us up on Twitter and let us know!