Parasomnia

Parasomnia

Directed by William Malone

A childhood accident victim, Laura Baxter 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 has other, more sinister plans.

A childhood accident victim, Laura Baxter 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 has other, more sinister plans.

Cast: Sean Young, Patrick Kilpatrick, Dylan McKnight

Member Reviews

This movie is fucked up in a bad way. It’s an unironic love story about a man who develops a savior complex with a non-consenting woman that he kidnaps and who is unconscious the vast majority of the time. It could have been a great movie if it cleared its focus and played into how awful their “relationship” is, but as it stands, it’s just a mess of a film with a greatly distorted sense of right and wrong. This movie deserves no technical thought or commentary (while it’s definitely poorly made); it deserves a rating below zero because of how blatantly unaware it is of how it glorifies romantic coercion

BreadFlour
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3 weeks ago

it was good twisted Romeo and julie ❤

SoulKeeper
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1 month ago

twisted romeo and juliet vibe. loved it.

SoulKeeper
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1 month ago

This one moved a little slow and I don't think there was enough backstory on the mass murderer, but overall, I really liked this one. Great concept and I love to see a more modern remake of this one.

ChazT2977
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3 months ago

The concept is almost interesting but is executed so poorly. I want to know more about the dream world Laura goes to. Are we all connected to the same dream world? Why is the hypnotist guy obsessed with her? Why did those furniture store people not call the police when they found a woman covered in blood with no pants passed out in their store? Why was that cop chewing gum in the most disgusting way possible the entire time he was on screen? Why is Danny such a nasty creep? He literally pulled an End of Eva Shinji. Not cool bro. This movie has a really nice musical score though. However, the violinist/cello duet characters are so bad. They contribute nothing to the story, and their screen time is actually offensive (as a musician). Terrible posture, bows are over tightened, articulations don't match the music at all, and the editor's seemed to actually try to put the worst footage they had to the music. The part where the music is a cello solo and they show the violinist sawing away at the E string killed me. Minus all the skulls just for this heinous portrayal of stringed instruments.

FretfulFerret
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3 months ago