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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 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

Later this year, Mark Hamill took on his second most famous role, the Joker. That role was previously played by Jack Nicholson, who appeared in The Shining. Mick Garris directed the television remake. See more »

Goofs

When the Sheriff and Soames go upstairs to look around, Soames takes the 45 of the song "Sleepwalk" off the turntable and throws it on the bed. Later, when Charles's mother makes Tanya dance with him, she makes the record start to play even though it shouldn't be there. 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 »

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 Cinema Snob: Dogs (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

It's a Monster
Written by Nuno Bettencourt and Gary Cherone
Performed by Extreme
Courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
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When felines attack… in human form.
30 January 2010 | by lost-in-limboSee 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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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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