I spent my sunday afternoon watching Somnium which is just released on Amazon Video. I’ve always liked horror movies so I opted to watch Somnium. Somnium looked to be an Indie film and it had super good reviews on Amazon. This is the first Joe Ciminera movie I’ve watched.
Somnium is a story about two sisters with supernatural abilities. We get to see those abilities in action when three burglars break into their house where they and their grandfather lives in.
I do not know any of the actors. Some did well and some did not. Unfortunately, the two sisters, the aunt, the nanny and the grandpa weren’t effective in their roles. This totally made the first few scenes so hard to watch. The movie picked up when the three burglars showed up. Good thing they were good or else, I might not have finished the movie.
I liked the unique plot of Somnium. It was unpredictable and something I’ve never encountered in horror movies before. However, I found the camera focus and sound effects pretty weird. The punching scenes were laughable as well. They could have worked on better camera angle so that it didn’t look so fake. There was only one scene that I jolted, haha! It was the time when one of the burglars was walking on the hallway and one of the sisters walked by him. Other than that, I wasn’t scared at all.
I got to learn one thing in Somnium and that’s the definition of Somnium. I’ve never heard of the word and now I know that Somnium means ‘dream’. Of course, I would like to believe that the takeaway of the movie is for people not to burglarized a home.
I stalked the filmmaker & the actors’ Facebook pages. It was nice to see how passionate they are with the movie. They are extremely proud of their work! Honestly, if I didn’t check out their personal FB pages, I wouldn’t recommend Somnium to people. But seeing how they love their work, I empathized and looked at Somnium in a more favorable way.
My rating for Somnium: ⭐️ (1 out of 5 stars).