It's graduation weekend, and Sandy Channing, the popular class president of her small-town high school, should be enjoying the time of her life. But when her friends start disappearing, ... See full summary »
Four interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the one guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband.
A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.
In the 1980s, college student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret; they plan to use her in a satanic ritual.
A terrifying story of a young girl who wakes up in a casket with a traumatic head injury and no memory of her identity. She quickly realizes she was abducted by a Deranged Serial Murderer ... See full summary »
A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle, where something evil lives among the ruins.
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
I am not an expert, but I have heard of Narkolepsy. So while this is something real, the movie still has more of a "dream quality" to is (no pun intended). But even taking that under consideration, it's a shame that not more could have been done with the idea at hand here, which ultimately must have been the directors fault.
The actors are borderline OK, most of the time, though they are not really convincing. The best one of the bunch (Kilpatrick) unfortunately only getting little screen time. One scene between him and Combs was the best the movie had to offer. But too little too late it was by the point the scene took place.
And while we have a wonderful cameo (they have John Landis in there, how did they manage that? OK they called him, but still? The audio commentary wasn't really helpful, just thanking Landis for doing the small bit/part) the characters are dreadful. Their actions are not comprehensible, like talking about something, does not mean it exists, like a feeling -> "I hate/love you" is easily said, but I couldn't say it was delivered in a probable manner or was convincing in any sort of way.
A friend of mine, who watched it too, liked it a bit more than me. And it is shot in a nice fashion, I'll admit that. But the script and the characters could've done with as much care as some of the visuals got ...
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