Edgar is a loner; he is socially inept and lives his life in a state of fear. He's not comfortable with people, and tells his friend Virgil (Warren Louis Wiltshire) "people are hell." When he visits Virgil he talks about wanting to be alone, one of many contradictions and conflicts he exhibits. Virgil, ever the interesting host, launches a long, philosophical monologue about love, hate, heaven, hell, desire, lust, and solitude.
An attractive female coworker/neighbor (Nadine Pinette) shoehorns herself into his life, forcing him to go out clubbing. Once out, she humiliates him. Another coworker (Johnny Marlowe) ropes him into a poker game; Edgar does not know how to play poker and he has no money, but goes anyway. Edgar suffers a great deal of discomfort in social situations but finds himself forced into them.
There are bodies and blood in this independent film written and directed by James Rewucki; however this is not a slasher film. Rewucki knows that with the right camera angles anyone can look evil and anyplace can be hell. He's produced a dark film featuring a world where everything is a threat and reality is a question.
Bottom Line: Would I buy/rent/stream Aegri Somnia? Yes, it's a visually impressive film; its rich images compensate for any flaws the viewer may find.