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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

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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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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

Filmed on the same stage as House on Haunted Hill (1999), another project William Malone directed. 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

I've Been Through It Before
Performed by The Plagues
Written by Bill Malone
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Hmmm...
21 June 2015 | by Bob AnSee all my reviews

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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