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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.

Director:

William Malone

Writer:

William Malone
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Young ... Madeline Volpe
Patrick Kilpatrick ... Byron Volpe
Dylan McKnight Dylan McKnight ... Danny Sloan (as Dylan Purcell)
Cherilyn Wilson ... Laura Baxter
Philip Newby Philip Newby ... Phil
David Ury ... Record Store Owner
Janet Tracy Keijser ... Sara
Mekita Faiye Mekita Faiye ... Nurse Receptionist
Dov Tiefenbach ... Billy Dornboss
Malcolm Foster Smith ... Head of Security
Timothy Bottoms ... Dr. Emil Corso
Kathryn Leigh Scott ... Nurse Margaret Evans
Brennan Bailey ... Young Danny Sloan
Danielle Langlois ... Anne Sloan
Valorie Hubbard ... Mrs. Mulliner (Laura's Foster Mother)
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Kathryn Leigh Scott plays Margaret Evans in this movie. In the daytime gothic horror soap "Dark Shadows" she played Maggie Evans. 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

Byron Volpe: Shes mine in time, in time shes mine.
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Crazy Credits

Guy who did a whole bunch of stuff - Robert Parigi See more »

Connections

References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

Entrance of the Montagues and Capulets
(uncredited)
from the ballet music to "Romeo and Juliet"
Written by Sergei Prokofiev
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For horror Fans who appreciate art
7 June 2011 | by peace-of-mindSee all my reviews

this is my first review but I decided to review this title because I had a real appreciation for this film. I randomly found this title and decided to check it out ... I was quiet surprised. This is quiet a beautiful film, the story line, the graphics, its all very well put together. The acting is pretty good I will give it a 7/10 there are a few plot holes but it isn't really noticeable,This is probably the best film yet by William Malone, he has come a long way from the failed feardotcom. The film itself is really enjoyable to watch, the gore is minimal, and it keeps your attention.

I would suggest this for a rainy night in


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Dornröschen Massaker See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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