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 ... 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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The first Stephen King story written expressly for the scream. 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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Joe Dante: Lab assistant. See more »

Goofs

When Mary (sleepwalker) at the end of the movie grabs the cop and puts him on the fence you can clearly tell its a dummy. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Fallows: your transfer cards are fakes clever yes but fakes theres no paridise falls in ohio anything to say? i dont now who you are but i know your not who you say are.
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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 The Big Hit (1998) 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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Here kitty, kitty, kitty
26 April 2005 | by raganaSee all my reviews

An incestuous mother and son (Krige, Krause) of preternatural origin move to a small town to find a young female virgin (Amick) the son may take the life force of and feed the mother with.

It's Stephen King, who wrote the screenplay, at his not bad best. Interesting music; I've never heard Enya in a horror movie before but surprisingly it works. As with Ron Perlman, I'd pretty much sit through anything with Alice Krige in it.

The down side is that although the mother and son are interesting beings the curiosity about them the movie arouses is not satisfied. What are they? A kind of feline lineage is hinted at as they can morph into variations of cat like creatures yet cats are their mortal enemies (a scratch can be fatal). Where are they from? Egypt is hinted at (the origin of the worship of Bast, perhaps). Why are they called Sleepwalkers (origins of the incubus/succubus/vampire mythologies)?

Despite the questions raised and unanswered the film is still an enjoyable gore-fest horror break from reality.

Worth a rent/buy used, especially for fans of Stephen King's work.


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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:

1.33 : 1
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