The story centers on around the mysterious death of repeat drunk driving offender Thacker and the discovery of his body in an alley behind the Marshalltown, Iowa, police department after his latest DUI arrest.
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James Brandon Waterman,
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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
So I saw this film at Screamfest in Los Angeles a couple of months ago. I enjoyed the film a lot, but I usually do not write reviews so a nice night out was all that was going to come of it. Anyway, I came across an article about the real condition of parasomnia, and now I can't stop thinking about the movie. When I saw it, I just figured it was a re- telling of the sleeping beauty story in an updated fashion. What I didn't know at the time was that the real condition of parasomnia has ordinary people doing crazy things in their sleep. The article I read was from the NY Times I believe, and it was a whole study on how people do absurd and often violent things while dreaming and can't remember a thing in the morning. Their dreams are so realistic they can't discern reality from fiction. ANYWAY, knowing this now I must say the film really takes the images of dreams and turns them into something so much more terrifying. The dream sequences have amazing visuals, and images that on their own are quite amazing. It is however, a lot more terrifying to know that people with this disorder could actually be going through the same thing as the main character of this film. It would be a living hell!! On its own the film was really fun to watch, and had some really tense moments. There is also a sequence at the end that involves some strange props (vague I know, but I'm trying to spoil it) which are really unsettling. Definitely worth a watch if you like horror films that do not rely on lame CGI, and like films that have great visuals.
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