Hitting the American Film Market is upcoming horror film “The Sleeping Room”, and it gives us a terrifying new masked killer for our nightmares. “The Sleeping Room” is directed by John Shackleton and stars Julie Graham, Leila Mimmack, Joseph Beattie, Christopher Adamson, Chris Waller.
When feisty teenage call girl Blue is dispatched to a run-down Regency town house in the seaside resort of Brighton, she is surprised to discover her new client is a good looking young man, Bill, who is renovating the abandoned Victorian brothel.
Among the artifacts left behind is an antique penny arcade Mutoscope. Dropping an old penny in the slot, Blue is intrigued to see a Victorian sex scene played out for the camera between a sinister masked man and two young girls.
After Bill fails to perform in the bedroom, Blue discovers a two-way mirror and a hidden room that she and Bill pry open. Entering the Sleeping Room, where the girls rested between clients, Blue finds herself drawn to the faces in one particular faded photograph and a disturbing presence unnerves them both. Blue’s violent pimp Freddie and partner Cynthia know full well about the old brothel and perverted Frisky Fiskin who’s extreme sexual tastes included family members and sadistic acts. Many girls disappeared and there were rumors Fiskin held moving picture parties for Victorian society depicting their murders.
Delving into the archives to find out more about Frisky Fiskin and the disappeared girls, Blue learns of a disturbing connection between Fiskin and her own mother who had inexplicably murdered her elderly parents before killing herself when Blue was a child. Determined to reveal its secrets, Blue returns to the brothel and Bill only to discover herself trapped with the past returning to life and Frisky Fiskin once again on the hunt for a young prey to satisfy his depraved needs.