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J.R. Bookwalter (screenplay)
J.R. Bookwalter (story)
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1996 (USA) See more »
A tale of suspense from the creator of THE DEAD NEXT DOOR and OZONE
Gary is a trailer park romance novelist who can't seem to sleep at night. He also thinks that he saw... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A.J. Richards ... Gary
Rita Gutowski ... Maris
Terry J. Lipko ... Bud
James Viront ... Zachariah
Barbara Katz-Norrod ... Mrs. Martinak
Stan Fitzgerald ... The Sandman
Matthew Jason Walsh ... Ozzy
Mary Wilkerson ... Bizarre
Jennifer Barrett ... Bimbo Model
Lisa Neeld ... Bedelia
Nicholas Cleland ... Pugsley
James L. Edwards ... Gerald Rivers
Lawrence Latsko ... Joyner
George Abrams ... Hershberger
Hal Vandersall ... Hooper
Douglas Bouslough ... Merle
Jennifer Mullen ... Slutty Metal Chick
Jack Jordan ... Male Paramedic
Tom Hoover ... Male Paramedic
Barbara Hazlett ... Female Paramedic
Sandy Parise ... Female Paramedic
Jamey Kraft ... Ozzy's Friend
Matt Reese ... Ozzy's Friend
Corrie Lynn ... Ozzy's Friend
Brian Ulrich ... Ozzy's Friend
Donna Goodhart ... Ozzy's Friend
Danielle Cowgill ... Ozzy's Friend
Bo Gutierrez ... Ozzy's Friend
D'Urville Edwards ... Ozzy's Friend
Steve Jasecko ... Police Officer
Tina Malizia ... Police Officer
R. Bruce Trittschuh ... Police Officer
Chris Kupel ... Police Officer
Lori Pesci ... Police Officer
Joe Cabot ... TV Sandman
Jerry Wilkerson ... TV Kid
Michael Munsen ... Jeremy The Dead Kid
Bill Morrison ... TV Technician
Ron Bonk ... TV Technician
Linda Weaver ... Waitress
Cecilia Bouslough ... Waitress
Amanda Ruby ... Waitress
J.R. Bookwalter ... Gerald Rivers Announcer
Ariauna Albright ... TV Voice (voice)

Directed by
J.R. Bookwalter 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
J.R. Bookwalter  screenplay
J.R. Bookwalter  story
David Lange  story
Matthew Jason Walsh  screenplay
Matthew Jason Walsh  story

Produced by
Ariauna Albright .... associate producer
J.R. Bookwalter .... producer
James L. Edwards .... producer
Barbara Katz-Norrod .... associate producer
Linda Weaver .... producer
Original Music by
Matthew Jason Walsh 
Cinematography by
Ron Bonk 
Film Editing by
J.R. Bookwalter 
Casting by
Linda Weaver 
Makeup Department
Bill Morrison .... special makeup effects artist
Linda Weaver .... hair stylist
Linda Weaver .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew Jason Walsh .... assistant director
Art Department
Lonnie Love .... set designer
Sound Department
Maui Holcomb .... sound mixer: 5.1
Donald Lee Purnell .... foley artist (as Don Purnell)
Richard Rolenz .... sound recordist
David A. Wagner .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Steve Kalman .... special effects: Sandman appendages
Marc Moser .... additional effects
John Pinkerton .... additional effects
Vince Rossetti .... special effects makeup
Visual Effects by
Ariauna Albright .... rotoscope assistant (as Ariauna 'Demon' Albright)
J.R. Bookwalter .... visual effects: warping (as Lance Randas)
James L. Edwards .... rotoscope artist: Sandman
David A. Wagner .... rotoscope artist: Sandman
Matthew Jason Walsh .... digital painter
Camera and Electrical Department
Ron Bonk .... camera operator
Ron Bonk .... second unit photographer
John C. Bori .... gaffer
Phil Finn .... stills
Jamey Kraft .... grip
Mike Manikowski .... studio photographer
Wallace Watson .... gaffer
Casting Department
Bonnie Saxon .... casting assistant
Mary Wilkerson .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carla Rossetti .... costumer: Sandman cloak
Linda Stone .... costumer: Sandman cloak
Editorial Department
Ernest Prell .... on-line editor
Other crew
April Ammon .... production assistant
J. Michael Davis .... production assistant
Cheryl Fosseca .... horse provider
Sam Fosseca .... horse provider
Wayne Alan Harold .... production assistant (as Wayne A. Harold)
Barbara Hazlett .... craft service coordinator
Jamey Kraft .... assistant to producer
Ken 'Smitty' Lody .... slate
Jennifer Mullen .... script supervisor
Jeffrey W. Scaduto .... housing
Ariauna Albright .... special thanks (as Ariauna Shayne Womeldorf-Albright)
Gabriel Albright .... special thanks
David P. Barton .... special thanks: Modus EFX
Maggie Bookwalter .... special thanks
Robert Bookwalter .... special thanks
Cecilia Bouslough .... special thanks: Newport Cafe
Douglas Bouslough .... special thanks: Newport Cafe (as Doug Bouslough)
Nora Lee Conley .... special thanks
Cheryl Cooper .... special thanks: First Light
Joseph A. Daw .... special thanks (as Joe Daw)
Kristina Feldman .... special thanks
Daniel Greathouse .... special thanks
Wayne Alan Harold .... special thanks
Tom Hoover .... special thanks
Steve Jasecko .... special thanks: Mahoning County Sheriff's Office
Barbara Katz-Norrod .... special thanks
Michael Raso .... special thanks
Bonnie Saxon .... special thanks
Jeffrey W. Scaduto .... special thanks
Stacy Slavik .... special thanks
John Thonen .... special thanks: Cinefantastique
Mary Wilkerson .... special thanks
Jack Womeldorf .... special thanks
Linda Womeldorf .... special thanks

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Unfathomably bad..., 19 December 2015
Author: Paul Magne Haakonsen from Denmark

There is really just a single Word required to describe this movie, and that one word is: wow! "The Sandman" is bad in every possible aspect, spanning from the poor acting to the storyline. The movie is so amazingly slow paced and nothing even remotely interesting ever happened. I ended up quitting halfway through the torment that is "The Sandman". I just couldn't endure anymore of it.

The actors and actresses in the movie were either overacting to the point of becoming ridiculous and where even Jeremy Irons would say 'tone it down a bit', or they were simply performing as if they themselves didn't buy into the movie project.

As for the creature itself, the sandman, well just a single word is necessary again to describe it. And that word is: LOL. The creature was so ridiculous and anything but scary that it was almost embarrassing to witness.

I will never return to finish "The Sandman". It just had no appeal on any level and it was nowhere near entertaining at all. You should stay well clear of this movie by all means, because it is not worth the time, money or effort.

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