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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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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
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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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Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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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Crazy Credits

This film is dedicated to Mom and Dad See more »

Connections

References Masters of Horror (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

You're The Girl
Written by Dick Wagner
Performed by The Bossmen
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Parasomnia (2008)
31 October 2009 | by morrigan1982See all my reviews

Quite an interesting movie! I didn't expected to be that good to be honest. That is why it was a pleasant surprise. The only two really negative things that I found are: firstly somewhere in the middle it seemed to be stretched a little bit that it somehow loses its point (not that bad though, it gets right back into place) and secondly I was hopping to see more of Sean Young. More than her grand exit in the beginning of the movie! If you have Sean Young I think that you should use her a little bit more, not just for a few minutes! At least I got to see a lot of Jeffrey Combs, who is really great, in a role where he doesn't play someone crazy! Patrick Kilpatrick was great too. He gave me the Goosebumps! This movie was really amazing! Like a crazy painting or something an artist would have dreamed! Tick tick and the nightmare begins… Tick tick dreams and reality are mixed with one another. Dreams made of crystals and a fragile reality. What would you choose if you could? In the middle of these two worlds is a girl suffering from a sleeping disorder. What will she do? Tick tick time is passing by. A crazy movie which deserves a chance, so give it a try. I think that most of you will like this one. It is a really great thriller.


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