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Parasomnia (2008)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  17 October 2008 (USA)
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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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Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Das Dornröschen Massaker  »

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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 Masters of Horror (2005) See more »

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You're The Girl
Performed by The Bossmen
Written by Dick Wagner
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Hmmm...
21 June 2015 | by (Serbia) – See all my reviews

I thought about giving it a three star rating, but... two is enough.

This is a really bad movie! The only positive thing that I can think about is the prolonged scene in the basement or wherever when the two girls are playing the concert and all those mechanical dolls and other toys seem to coma alive. It is beautifully done and these 5,6 minutes are the only good out of more than 90 minutes.

Though the premise of the film is good one, and parasomnia can give interesting plot, it is not going to happen in this movie. The acting is rather bad. The detective is super lame and unbearable to watch. It is a parody almost of 'bad cops'. The main male role is half believable in his role. This is not a horror but a parody of horror films.

And the ending is ... just lol!


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