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Parasomnia (2008)

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In this sinister twist on the Sleeping Beauty legend, an innocent beauty suffering from a rare sleep disorder falls victim to a menacing mesmerist and serial killer who draws on his vast arsenal of hypnotic weaponry to take control of her fragile psyche. Art student Danny Sloan (Dylan Purcell) has fallen deeply in love with the Laura Baxter (Cherilyn Rae Wilson), a lovely young woman afflicted with a medical condition brought on by a tragic childhood accident. Laura suffers from Parasomnia, a condition that causes her to literally sleep her life away. She only awakens on rare occasions, and even then, she doesn't stay conscious for long. Unfortunately, murderous psychopath Byron Volpe (Patrick Kilpatrick) has also fallen in love with Laura, and he'll do everything within his power to claim her as his own. Byron may be locked away in a high security hospital, but no restraints in the world are strong enough to keep him from the woman of his dreams. Now, as Byron uses his powers to take possession of unsuspecting hosts in the real world and command a frightening array of ominous creatures in the realm of the unconscious, Danny must face unimaginable horrors to defeat the malevolent killer and save the woman he loves. Dylan Purcell and Cherlyn Wilson star in a dark thriller directed by William Malone, and co-starring Patrick Kilpatrick, Jeffrey Combs, and Timothy Bottoms.

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Cast

Cherilyn Wilson
as Laura Baxter
Dylan Purcell
as Danny Sloan
Patrick Kilpatrick
as Byron Volpe
Jeffrey Combs
as Det. Garrett
Timothy Bottoms
as Dr. Corso
Jeff Doucette
as Det. Conroy
Sean Young
as Madeline Volpe
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There's some neat ideas and great visual concepts, but they are poorly executed; let down by poor acting, low budget, a so-so script, shoddy effects and terrible camera quality. Great in theory, totally missable in practice.

Gimly M.
Gimly M.

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This has some nice visuals and wants to be a bit of a love story, but the bare bones of it is that a guy falls in love with what is essentially a coma patient and steals her from the hospital, which is pretty fucking creepy if HE'S your hero, right? Watchable, but ultimately you might end up finding it all a bit unsettling.

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant

This was ok for a low budget horror with a very strange story and plot. The cgi is awful for the dream sequences but it can be forgiven. Quite bloody in places with a creepy bad guy and cute female lead. Silly at times but there is far worse out there trust me!!

Dean King
Dean King

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