In the dead of night, a group of lost college students stumble upon what appears to be an abandoned laboratory hidden deep within the woods. Cold and exhausted, they break in, only to find the hallways littered with dead bodies. Coming across a coma patient locked within an isolation cell, they discover The Sleeper, a deranged murderer who can literally dream his way into their minds. So when her friends are transformed into bloodthirsty, axe–wielding killers, a terrified young woman (Tara Reid) tries desperately to escape. For when The Sleeper decides it's her time to die, all he has to do is wait for her to fall asleep.