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An insomniac writer's sleep-deprived hallucinations distort reality as paranoia drives him to extreme violence.

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Trevor Juenger

Writer:

Trevor Juenger
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bill Oberst Jr. ... Bill
Joe Hammerstone ... Graphics Guy
Victoria Mullen ... Jesse
David Wassilak David Wassilak ... Tom
Shawn I. Chevalier ... Joan
Heather Schlitt ... Homeless Woman
Aliyah Studt ... Little Girl
Daniel Irwin Daniel Irwin ... Magician
Bill Finkbiner Bill Finkbiner ... Joe
Ryan Caldwell Ryan Caldwell ... Technical Director
Chris Bruemmer Chris Bruemmer ... Gun
Andrew Gelos Andrew Gelos ... Director (as Andrew Weber)
James Westbrook James Westbrook ... Knife
Tasha Zebrowski Tasha Zebrowski ... Thumbsucker
Colleen Malone Colleen Malone ... Linda
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An insomniac writer's sleep-deprived hallucinations distort reality as paranoia drives him to extreme violence.

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Sleep is the enemy.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

St. Louis, Missouri, USA

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$40,000 (estimated)
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Live or Die Productions See more »
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Color
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Actor Bill Finkbiner tore his calf muscle in a deleted scene. If you watch closely you might see a subtle limp in the scenes shot just hours later at the fishing resort. See more »

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When Bill watches a scene from Night of the Living Dead, he's seen wearing a gold chain that never appears again. See more »

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References Crabs in a Dollhouse (2011) See more »

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Dark and disturbing yet beautiful.
16 March 2015 | by Tonjia AtomicSee all my reviews

I absolutely love this movie. I haven't seen artistry like this in years. Trevor Juenger proves that he is a masterful auteur in the vein of David Lynch or Jean Cocteau. I felt that the film had touches of Cormac McCarthy and Franz Kafka. Coyote plays like stream-of- consciousness writing. It is similar in structure to Cronenberg's Naked Lunch. It explores the many layers of the mind of a man who is disconnecting with reality and society and the violence that results. It is a poetic and psychologically honest look at chilling subjects such as isolation, self-hatred, and mass-murder. Bill Oberst Jr. stars and is the heart and soul of the film. I can't imagine anyone else in this role. This film was painful for me to watch and yet I loved it.


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