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Sleepwalkers (1992)

 -  Horror  -  10 April 1992 (USA)
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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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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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The first Stephen King story written expressly for the scream. See more »

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

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$30,524,763 (USA)
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Stephen King:  The graveyard caretaker. See more »

Goofs

During the chase scene, the odometer in the Trans Am is shown twice and the second time, the mileage is less. See more »

Quotes

Captain Soames: What?
Sheriff Ira: Cold Draft.
Captain Soames: Could you use one right now?
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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 Das war der wilde Osten (1992) See more »

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Do You Love Me?
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Performed by The Contours
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Heeere kity, kity, kity
20 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

A charming boy and his mother move to a middle of nowhere town, cats and death soon follow them. That about sums it up.

I'll admit that I am a little freaked out by cats after seeing this movie. But in all seriousness in spite of the numerous things that are wrong with this film, and believe me there is plenty of that to go around, it is overall a very enjoyable viewing experience.

The characters are more like caricatures here with only their basis instincts to rely on. Fear, greed, pride lust or anger seems to be all that motivate these people. Although it can be argued that that seeming failing, in actuality, serves the telling of the story. The supernatural premise and the fact that it is a Stephen King screenplay(not that I have anything specific against Mr. King) are quite nicely supported by some interesting FX work, makeup and quite suitable music. The absolute gem of this film is without a doubt Alice Krige who plays Mary Brady, the otherworldly mother.

King manages to take a simple story of outsider, or people who are a little different(okay - a lot in this case), trying to fit in and twists it into a campy over the top little horror gem that has to be in the collection of any horror fan.


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