Now I Know What A Nocnitsa Is

“Slumber” is a horror film that was released in 2017.  Jonathan Hopkins directed this thing which he co-wrote with Richard Hobley.  I don’t know who these guys are, but I do know of some of the cast members such as Maggie Q and Sam Troughton.  I definitely know who Sylvester McCoy is, and was it was pretty fun to see him.  McCoy, of course, is best known as the Seventh Doctor in “Doctor Who”.

Maggie Q plays a sleep doctor who lost her brother in her childhood under some very unusual tragic circumstances.  A family come in to consult her after their son faces some terrible nightmares.  The other family members start sleepwalking and doing other disturbing things.  So there is this demon or entity called a nocnitsa, which can be found in Wikipedia believe it or not, that’s really the cause of this family’s bizarre sleeping woes.  It also is the cause of the sleep doctor’s tragic past.

McCoy plays some eccentric old man who turns up in the movie who has a history with this thing known also as a Night Hag.   He overacts a bit, but I am used to it.  It’s still great to see him.

It’s a horror film, so there is a lot to overlook and forgive here a bit to gain some kind of enjoyment.  It’s actually not too bad.  It’s not any sort of must-see either, unless you’re a hopeless Doctor Who enthusiast.  For some of us who find some amusement out of B horror flicks, it works just fine.  If you just stumble across it on a slow evening, it serves its purpose as a meaningless diversion especially with a friend who has strange tastes as well, but no need to go out of your way to watch it unless, of course, you’re the aforementioned “Doctor Who” fan who gets a kick out of Sylvester McCoy showing up in surprising projects.

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