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Parasomnia (2008)

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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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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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Horror | Thriller

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

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

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Byron Volpe: Shes mine in time, in time shes mine.
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This film is dedicated to Mom and Dad See more »

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References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

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My Lovin' Days Are Through
Performed by The Sheffields
Written by John Dunn
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Parasomnia (2008)
31 October 2009 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

Quite an interesting movie! I didn't expected to be that good to be honest. That is why it was a pleasant surprise. The only two really negative things that I found are: firstly somewhere in the middle it seemed to be stretched a little bit that it somehow loses its point (not that bad though, it gets right back into place) and secondly I was hopping to see more of Sean Young. More than her grand exit in the beginning of the movie! If you have Sean Young I think that you should use her a little bit more, not just for a few minutes! At least I got to see a lot of Jeffrey Combs, who is really great, in a role where he doesn't play someone crazy! Patrick Kilpatrick was great too. He gave me the Goosebumps! This movie was really amazing! Like a crazy painting or something an artist would have dreamed! Tick tick and the nightmare begins… Tick tick dreams and reality are mixed with one another. Dreams made of crystals and a fragile reality. What would you choose if you could? In the middle of these two worlds is a girl suffering from a sleeping disorder. What will she do? Tick tick time is passing by. A crazy movie which deserves a chance, so give it a try. I think that most of you will like this one. It is a really great thriller.


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