Movie Time! Sleep-Related Films for Sleepovers

April 23, 2015

Admit it: films are better watched in the company of friends! And what’s a better way to enjoy a movie marathon than watching it while comfortably lying on a senso memory mattress at night when it’s naturally dark!

Here we’ve listed 5 of the most well-known sleep and dream-related films and see how directors and writers would show us to the world of slumber.

senso memory mattress sleepover dreamSleeping Beauty (1959)

If we’re talking about classic films, let’s not forget Disney’s adaptation to the Brothers Grimm’s Little Briar-Rose. Although they altered portions of the original story (and we know how gruesome fairy tales are) so it can be watched by the younger audiences, it didn’t stop Disney from showing a beautiful storyline and giving birth to one of the most well-known Disney princesses: Aurora.

Because of a curse inflicted by a malevolent fairy to the young princess Aurora – in which she will die by pricking her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel once she reaches her 16th birthday – the king has decided to put her in the custody of three good fairies to prevent the curse from happening.

Because of this film, there had been a lot of remakes like the film of the same title in 2014, starring Finn Jones and Grace Van Dien; and Maleficent (2014), starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning.

senso memory mattress nightmareA Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

If the first movie in the list is a classic fairy tale, the second one is another classic – a horror classic, that is.

Starring amazing actors and actresses like Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, and Robert Englund, this film tells the story of a group of friends being killed by a serial killer. The killer’s name is Freddy Krueger, and he kills his victims via their victims’ dreams. Nancy Thompson, played by Langenkamp, does her best to save herself and her friends from the fury of Freddy Krueger.

senso memory mattress paprikaPaprika (2006)

A Japanese animated film that tells the story of three scientists at the Foundation for Psychiatric Research and their attempt to recover a device that they invented – the D.C. Mini – from a thief that uses it to enter people’s minds, and distracts them with their own dreams when they’re awake. The D.C. Mini is a device that allows a scientist to enter people’s dreams and records them for medical purposes – supposedly used to treat depression and other psychological disorder.

This film is not only purely science fiction since it also tackles the psychological side of dreams, specifically the Jungian approach.

senso memory mattress inceptionInception (2010)

Starring actors like Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Ellen Page, this sci-fi and action film talks about Dom Cobb (DiCaprio), a thief that steals valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during REM state (the only state where dreams occur). Because of his reputation as an international fugitive, Cobb lost everything he loved.

The film revolves around Cobb’s chance of redemption – and that is to be able to plant an idea, instead of stealing them, with his chosen team.

The film revolves around Cobb’s chance of redemption – and that is to be able to plant an idea, instead of stealing them, with his chosen team.

untitledInsidious (2010)

The first installment of James Wan’s Insidious trilogy talks about the supernatural experiences of the Lambert family as they discovered that their eldest son, Dalton, has the ability to astral project after falling in a coma – something that his father, Josh, could apparently do when he was younger.

Although this film talks about a kid falling in a coma, astral projection is apparently something that some people experience while sleeping. Because of it, it deserved a spot in our list.

These films, together with other sleep and dream-related films, truly unravels the mystery of slumbering in the most creative way possible. And the best part? They make sleeping – and hopefully dreaming – during sleepovers a lot more interesting.