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Sleepwalkers (1992)

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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.

Director:

Mick Garris

Writer:

Stephen King
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Krause ... Charles Brady
Mädchen Amick ... Tanya Robertson
Alice Krige ... Mary Brady
Jim Haynie ... Sheriff Ira
Cindy Pickett ... Mrs. Robertson
Ron Perlman ... Captain Soames
Lyman Ward ... Mr. Robertson
Dan Martin ... Andy Simpson
Glenn Shadix ... Mr. Fallows
Cynthia Garris ... Laurie
Monty Bane ... Horace
John Landis ... Lab Technician
Joe Dante ... Lab Assistant
Stephen King ... Cemetery Caretaker
Clive Barker ... Forensic Tech
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Storyline

Charles 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 girl Tanya, 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, he attempts to drain the lifeforce from her 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 »

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The house the Robertsons live in is also the same house used as the DragonFly Inn on the television series Gilmore Girls (2000). See more »

Goofs

The bullet hole in the back of Charles Brady's shirt disappears. See more »

Quotes

Andy Simpson: [singing] Hey, there comes Johnny with his pecker in his hand, he's a one-balled man and he's off to the rodeo.
[cuts to graveyard scene and then back to squad car]
Andy Simpson: [singing] So allamande left and allamande right, come on you fuckin' turkey get your right foot right. Get off the stage you fucking jerk, you know you piss me off.
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

To obtain a more commercially viable M rating for its theatrical release in Australia, a majority of the film's violence and gorier moments were cut by Columbia TriStar Films. These cuts were later restored for an uncut R rated home video release. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Last Action Hero (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Sleep Walk
Written by Johnny Farina, Santo Farina and Ann Farina
Performed by Santo & Johnny
By Arrangement with Celebrity Licensing Inc.
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Look Charles...mommy brought you a virgin!
21 September 2004 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Okay, put aside the vampires, werewolves, Godzillas and masked serial killers for a while…. What we have here is an entirely new breed of horror species. The Sleepwalkers, as based on Stephen King's unpublished story, are reptile-like creatures that feed on the vitality of young virgins. Charles Brady and his foxy mother are the last of their kind and have a torrid incestuous relationship. But in order not to become extinct, Charles needs to seduce the cute Mädchen Amick so he can suck her dry and pass the energy on to his mum. Pretty far-fetched, isn't it? That's exactly the problem with the whole movie. It tries to be something completely new and inventive but the story fails to give a proper background to these – basically interesting – creatures. Why are they called Sleepwalkers? Why virgins exclusively? What's their origin and how come they're as good as extinct? How come they have the ability to appear invisible and – most importantly – why are ordinary cats their biggest threat?

If you don't bother about the constant illogicalness and major plot holes, you'll sure be entertained. 'Sleepwalkers' contains tons of gore (especially near the end when it's a total cop-massacre) and the silly humor. It's pretty amusing to see a chubby cop getting stabbed by a corncob! 'Cop-Kebab!!!!!' Yet, it has to be said, in between the badness, Sleepwalkers does feature some terrific elements and a few highly entertaining trivia-aspects. The beautiful songs 'Boadiccea' by Enya is one of the best sounds ever featuring in a horror movie. And the film is stuffed with fun cameos of other horror directors like Clive Barker, Tobe Hooper, Joe Dante and John Landis. Stephen King himself shortly appears as the cemetery caretaker. The best advice I can give you when watching this film: Switch your brain to 'off' and have fun.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stephen King's Sleepwalkers See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,017,354, 12 April 1992

Gross USA:

$30,524,763

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,524,763
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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