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Sandman (1993)

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Daniel and Clara are on a vacation in Italy. The mysterious "Sandman" Coppola, a figure from Daniel's childhood, returns to haunt him, while he succumbs to an obsessive love with an enigmatic woman of strange beauty.


Eric Woster


Frank Rhodes (story), Eric Woster (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Woster Eric Woster ... Nick Hanson
Frank Rhodes Frank Rhodes ... Alex Stockwell
Dedee Pfeiffer ... Lana Hawkins
Tiffany Ballenger Tiffany Ballenger ... Amy Hanson
Gailard Sartain ... Dave
Shelby Chong ... Nancy Reynolds
Stuart Whitman ... Isaac Tensor
Robert Wuhl ... Victor Giles
Rose Marie ... Car Saleswoman
Morey Amsterdam ... Car Salesman
Minnie Moseng Minnie Moseng ... Older Doris
Lorie Griffin ... Young Doris
Suzanna Keller Suzanna Keller ... Judy
Nicol Starr Corbin Nicol Starr Corbin ... Sarah Hanson
Philip McKeon ... Gordie (as Phil McKeon)


Nick Hanson "Eric Woster" and his child daughter Amy "Tiffany Ballenger" move from Montana to Los Angeles searching for a new life. He rents a house with piping problems and he decides to work as a plumber and fix the pipe. On the basement, he finds bones and skulls buried below his house. A further investigation shows that the house was built on an ancient cemetery, but there were also recent bones. Later he will discover that there is a gateway to the past through one of the walls. An evil spirit is released in the house and starts bothering Nick and his best friend.

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Did You Know?


Lorie Griffin: Unfortunately, after an experience in filming the 1993 film 'Sandman,' in which director Eric Woster committed suicide after the film's completion, Griffin walked away from acting and has successfully escaped the public eye. See more »


Referenced in Something to Scream About (2003) See more »

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Deserves a cult following!
23 October 2014 | by ketcham26-1See all my reviews

SANDMAN is an extremely rare little horror movie that deserves a larger audience. For a low budget, independent project, SANDMAN is remarkably effective. Some of the acting is not so good, but the script is smart and creative with all sorts of interesting characters and surreal touches. Even the clichéd theme of "descent into madness" (not the only theme explored by the narrative…I'm not giving anything away) is portrayed in an original fashion (more a "death of affect" or "moral blindness" than yet another Jack Nicholson inspired psycho-trip) Like another reviewer, I think the abrupt transitions contribute rather than detract from the quality of the movie and it has a stylish, disorienting feel which matches the content.

I would love for this to become a cult film so that maybe someday we could get a copy of SANDMAN on DVD and some sort of fitting tribute to the director. Judging by this film, he had a lot of creativity and talent in him and would have likely gone on to great things. I'd love to see something wide screen and cleaned up and closer to what Eric Wostee intended.

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Columbia Falls, Montana, USA

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