Saturday, October 18, 2008 - 2:00am
1 hour 43 min
Parasomnia is the latest film from acclaimed horror film director William Malone (House on Haunted Hill, Tales from the Crypt, Masters of Horror) who presents his macabre twist on the "Sleeping Beauty" legend. Parasomnia introduces the human drama of young art student, Danny Sloan (DYLAN PURCELL), who falls in love with the innocent and beautiful Laura Baxter (CHERILYN WILSON), a young woman afflicted with a rare sleep disorder. In her treacherous forays in and out of reality, she encounters a mentalist and serial killer Byron Volpe (PATRICK KILPATRICK) who tries to bend her fragile mind to his will. Using an array of hypnotic weaponry, that's manifested through his unsuspecting host s in the real world, as well as the dangerous and deadly creatures he commands on the dark imagined plane, Volpe entraps Laura and Danny in a psychotic hell so frightening that there appears to be no chance for survival. The film is a gripping peril-packed love story, one that not only taps into the zeitgeist of dark yet edgy love-driven fantasies, but also pushes the familiar slasher film landscape into a more unique story driven world of the surreal.
Jon Jonatta Jane Hamilton
Dylan Purcell, Cherilyn Wilson, Patrick Kilpatrick, Jeffrey Combs, Timothy Bottoms, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Dov Tiefenbach and Jeff Doucette