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Somnium

USA 2018
produced by
Joe Ciminera (executive)
directed by Joe Ciminera
starring Robert Arensen, Jerry Riccardelli, Erskin Alysious Alexander, Michael Grandinetti, Tiffany Browne-Tavarez, Gianna Ciminera, Alexa Ciminera, Antonio P.C. Rotundo, John Basedow, Denise Haines, Elizabeth Gaynor, Alan Bendich, LJ Dong, John Formica, Bob Socci, Thomas Bencivenga, Nicole Rosenberg, Jolinor Jaquez, Alyssa Ciminera
written by Joe Ciminera

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Teenaged sisters Blaire (Gianna Ciminera) and Grace (Alexa Ciminera) are nothing short of creepy, and that's why their aunt (Tiffany Browne-Tavarez) wants to have as little as possible with them after their mother's death, and why their grandpa (Robert Arensen) keeps them under heavy sedation. And he really blows his top when their babysitter (Denise Haines) lets them fall asleep the natural way and pretty much kicks her out of the house. Later that night, a trio of criminals (Jerry Riddardelli, Erskin Alysious Alexander, Michael Grandinetti) break into the house and tie up grandpa to ransack the place. Grandpa dies on them though, and that leaves the girls, not drugged to begin with, completely unchecked - and they drag each of the criminals into a hell of their own where they are tortured with their own guilt, before getting them together again for the grand finale ...

 

Now it's not that this movie tells a story that hasn't been told before, quite the contrary ... but Somnium understands how to make the most out of it, using the main plot device - everyone's haunted by one's own guilt - to actually give depth to the movie's characters, to make them tangible. This is of course also helped by very solid performances, and the direction really rolls with the punches here to always deliver the right look and feel, all making this a piece of really cool genre entertainment.

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