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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 Purcell Dylan Purcell ... Danny Sloan
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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Genres:

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director William Malone's high school garage band, The Plagues, can be heard on the soundtrack, along with other garage bands from the 1960s. 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

Bad Girl
Written by Dick Wagner
Performed by The Bossmen
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18 October 2008 | by AngelsenvoySee 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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