A psychological thriller/horror that explores the inner workings of a man who had some of the worst experiences possible as a child. Now, as an adult, he is revisiting his childhood demons, trying to put it all together, all the while unaware that that’s what he is doing.
Through the re-emergence of a recurring childhood nightmare, he works toward beating back the man representative of a society holding him in check.
Is it real, the product of a doctor who chemically induces his patients into visiting the dream as a means of control, or is it nothing more than the ravings of insanity manifesting itself through a dream?
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Matthew Keith lives in Kentucky just outside Fort Knox with his wife, two children and dog “Elvis”. More information can be found at www.matthewkeith.net.
As a child, I had a recurring nightmare of my own. There was no rhyme or reason to when I would have it, but it kept occurring for years and years. In it, I would be standing in a hallway in a house that I knew was haunted and there would be arms reaching out from floor level vents to try and grab my ankles. There was nothing more to the dream than that, but it scared the hell out of me.
That dream was the foundation for Sway.