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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
Initially when I picked up "Parasomnia" from Amazon, it was simply because Jeffrey Combs is in the movie. But I must admit that I didn't particularly have any expectations to it, as I had never heard about the movie before, and happened to come across it by sheer luck.
Having seen it now, I must admit that I am positively surprised, because the movie turned out to be quite interesting, and had some really interesting visuals and some disturbing images and ideas. And that was really something new and fresh to see, and it helped the movie quite a lot.
The story is about young art student Danny Sloan (played by Dylan Purcell) who comes across Laura Baxter (played by Cherilyn Wilson) who is suffering from 'parasomnia'. Laura is in a health facility where the dangerous mass-murdering mentalist/hypnotist Byron Volpe (played by Patrick Kilpatrick). Byron is in love with Laura and Danny's clever plan to help Laura escape from the hospital sets in motion a murderous rage in Byron. With police detective Garrett (played by Jeffrey Combs) on the case, time is slowly ticking out for Danny, as the police and the dangerous murderer is closing in on him.
Despite the story seeming like it is fairly standard and generic, it does offer something unique and interesting to the horror genre. And it is well worth watching, if not for anything else, then for the visuals alone; because there are some rather disturbing images and visuals throughout the movie.
The people cast for the movie did good jobs with their given roles, and it was nice to see some new faces on the screen, and have them do good jobs with their characters.
For horror and thriller fans alike, then "Parasomnia" is definitely worth watching, and I was thoroughly entertained by it.
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