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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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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 »

Quotes

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 Masters of Horror (2005) See more »

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I've Been Through It Before
Performed by The Plagues
Written by Bill Malone
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18 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

Wow, I will not give anything away, but what a surprise this one was I attended the Screamfest Showing last night and expected another blood and guts fun house boo show.. what I got was a rare thing a film that defies genre.Atistic images, intelligent villain even a love story..this film is best described as Erie...images that are both haunting and beautiful the " Victims" are not just props waiting on a gruesome ending .. the killer is not a mindless beast, and the cast was well chosen no cheesy acting, William Malone directed this one as if he loved it and you can feel that particularly in the final scene..Horror fans hunt this one down take your girlfriend or wife ..this one you both will love..


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