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Sleepwalkers (1992)

R | | Horror | 10 April 1992 (USA)
A mother-and-son team of strange supernatural creatures move to a small town to seek out a young virgin to feed on.

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Storyline

Charles Brady and his mother Mary move to a small Indiana town, having recently fled Bodega Bay, California after draining and killed a young girl there. They are sleepwalkers - they can change their appearance and they need the lifeforce from young women. Charles has picked out young Tanya Robertson, whom he meets at a local high school, as his next victim. He asks her out for a date and invites her home... however, she did not suspect his real interest in her. On their first date, a picnic at a nearby cemetery, Charles attempts to drain the lifeforce from Tanya for himself and his mother. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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They feast on your fear - and it's dinner time. See more »

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Rated R for strong violence and sensuality, and for language. | See all certifications »

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Stephen King's Sleepwalkers  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$30,524,763
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Trivia

Joe Dante: Lab assistant. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning where Charles is cutting his arm, you can clearly see the outline of the blood patch he is actually cutting. See more »

Quotes

Deputy Horace: [after hearing a door close] Maybe it was the wind?
Officer Wilbur: It was not the fucking wind.
Mary Brady: [after smashing their heads together] You're right. It was not the fucking wind.
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Crazy Credits

Cat's claws slash through the screen after the credits, exposing a green glow beyond. See more »

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Referenced in Brainscan (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Do You Love Me?
Written by Berry Gordy
Performed by The Contours
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
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When felines attack… in human form.
30 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

There's something about the b-grade sleeper "Sleepwalkers" that keeps me from liking it, but not enough to entirely hate it either. It kept me entertained, but I wasn't all that satisfied. Director Mick Garris' handling might come off stagy (which took any sense of atmosphere) with an almost TV-like feel, but remains crisp and well paced in its actions. Some imagery shows moments of creativity with the illustrative camera-work with its scopes and tilts. I just wished it had been much more darker in its visual styling. Stephen King would adapt his own book, where the premise creates a wickedly novel concept that would turn upon its sly tone with nonsensical and over-the-top dramatic lashings. This goes for its outrageous, if clumsy climax. While the jolts are grisly, they do come off quite risible with it being punctuated by sadistic heavy-handedness. The eccentric make-up FX is decently pulled off, even with some cheesy and blotchy trimmings. The script is rather ill-defined, but still has a neat touch of morbid humour and a sexual charge thanks to the seductively deranged performances by Alice Krige and Brian Krause in their mother and son relationship. Mädchen Amick is suitably appealing in the victim role. Ron Perlman makes a short, but commanding turn. Also keep a look out for some amusingly interesting cameos by Stephen King, Tobe Hooper, John Dante, John Landis, Clive Baker and Mark Hamill.


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