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 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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