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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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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
Dov Tiefenbach ...
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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Storyline

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Director William Malone funded the entire project himself. 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

Billy: Pretty things always have a tragic end. It's one of the laws of nature and only serves to make them more beautiful.
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Guy who did a whole bunch of stuff - Robert Parigi 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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For horror Fans who appreciate art
7 June 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

this is my first review but I decided to review this title because I had a real appreciation for this film. I randomly found this title and decided to check it out ... I was quiet surprised. This is quiet a beautiful film, the story line, the graphics, its all very well put together. The acting is pretty good I will give it a 7/10 there are a few plot holes but it isn't really noticeable,This is probably the best film yet by William Malone, he has come a long way from the failed feardotcom. The film itself is really enjoyable to watch, the gore is minimal, and it keeps your attention.

I would suggest this for a rainy night in


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