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A horror-thriller centered on a woman (Wilson) suffering from a medical condition that causes her to sleep her life away, waking briefly on rare occasions.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Madeline Volpe
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Byron Volpe
Dylan Purcell ...
Danny Sloan
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Laura Baxter
Philip Newby ...
Phil
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Record Store Owner
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Sara
Mekita Faiye ...
Nurse Receptionist
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Billy Dornboss
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Head of Security
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Dr. Emil Corso
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Nurse Margaret Evans
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Young Danny Sloan
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Anne Sloan
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Mrs. Mulliner
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In "Parasomnia," a stylish horror/thriller from director William Malone ("House on Haunted Hill," "Masters of Horror,") Laura Baxter is a young woman, literally a "sleeping beauty," who suffers from a medical condition called "parasomnia." A childhood accident victim, she is actually sleeping her life away, awakening briefly on rare occasions. Art student Danny Sloan falls in love with her, unaware that her hospital neighbor, a terrifying mass murderer and mesmerist named Byron Volpe has other, more sinister plans. Sloan helps Laura escape from her hospital prison only to discover that Volpe is about to enter her dreams. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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17 October 2008 (USA)  »

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Das Dornröschen-Massaker  »

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Trivia

Filmed on the same stage as 'House on Haunted Hill (1999)', another project William Malone directed. See more »

Goofs

While Danny is searching for information on Volpe, his screen clearly shows that he is browsing local files rather than internet pages. See more »

Quotes

Byron Volpe: Shes mine in time, in time shes mine.
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Guy who did a whole bunch of stuff - Robert Parigi See more »

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References Masters of Horror (2005) See more »

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I've Been Through It Before
Performed by The Plagues
Written by Bill Malone
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An odd quirky film that takes horror a GREAT new direction.
20 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw this at Screamfest LA at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. I wasn't sure if this was going to be good or not from what I'd heard. I just went in and let the film wash over me. Three days later, I still can't shake it. This may be one of the best film experiences I've had in years. Yes, it's got the usual things that you'd expect out of a horror movie... gruesome murders, naked chicks, insane maniacs... but it also has a great plot, twitchy characters and the weirdest bunch of robots or clockwork men or whatever the hell they are, I've ever seen. The cast was uniformly good. Standout performances by Timothy Bottoms and Jefrrey Combs. The two leads were excellent. My friend thought the movie took a while to get going (though I liked it as is). We both felt the same about the ending. I'm not going to tell you too much about it except to say the last 30 minutes or so of this film left me stunned. Awesome ending!!! Not that this is a perfect film.... it's not, but it's damn close. I have to see this again. Did I dream this movie?


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