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Sleepstalker (1995)

R | | Horror | Video 20 March 1998
Seventeen years after slaughtering all but one member of a family, a vicious serial killer known only as "The Sandman" awaits execution. But first, his jailers allow a minister to visit the... See full summary »

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Turi Meyer

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Alfredo Septién (as Al Septien), Turi Meyer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Harris ... The Sandman
Vincent Berry Vincent Berry ... Griffin, age 7
Caryn Richman ... Mom
Marc McClure ... Dad
William Lucking ... Detective Bronson Worth
Michael D. Roberts ... The Preacher
Jay Underwood ... Griffin Davis
Angel Ashley Angel Ashley ... Cheryl
Kathryn Morris ... Megan
Kathleen McMartin Kathleen McMartin ... Dana
A.J. Glassman A.J. Glassman ... Kenny
Barry Lynch Barry Lynch ... Pierson
David O'Shea David O'Shea ... Prison Guard
Gabriel Carrier Gabriel Carrier ... Witness
Peter Vasquez ... Dog Sanchez (as Peter Mark Vasquez)
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Storyline

Seventeen years after slaughtering all but one member of a family, a vicious serial killer known only as "The Sandman" awaits execution. But first, his jailers allow a minister to visit the killer to give him last rites, unaware that the minister is a voodoo priest and an ally of the condemned prisoner. The priest places a hex on the Sandman so that when he is executed, his soul migrates into a new body made of sand. To sever his ties with his former life and achieve absolute power, the sandman must find and kill a man named Griffin, the sole survivor of the last family murdered by the killer. Written by Patrick D. Rockwell <prockwell@thegrid.net>

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Evil never dies, it only waits to be reborn See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 1998 (Thailand) See more »

Also Known As:

Sleepstalker: The Sandman's Last Rites See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3 full frame
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Goofs

There are several flashbacks to Griffin as a baby along with his older brother. In the first flashback in question, (first that shows the older brother walk to the crib,) his older brother's shirt is tucked into the front of his underwear. In the next flashback, replaying the same scene, only now extended further, when the brother walks to the crib, his shirt is untucked and hanging loose. In this same flashback, the camera pans away for a moment, with the shirt loose, and when it returns, the shirt is once again tucked into his underwear. See more »

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Written and Performed by Lisbeth Scott
Produced by Lee Curreri
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Passes the time - late night TV movie
17 March 2004 | by hugh_milesSee all my reviews

This is a pretty routine late night TV movie. You wouldn't pay money to watch it, but it's better than anything else on the telly tonight. The lead protagonist is likeable enough. He's got a nice girlfriend. No tit shot, but that might just have been the dear old BBC cutting the shower scene.

Scary baddy, scary back story about the baddy. If you've read this far, You should go ahead and watch the flick.

While you're here - why, Oh why!, do horror films use logic to explain the denouement of the film? You know - Monster X has walked through lightning and bullets; but because he's made of marshmallow - fire is the answer! (Ghostbusters).

But hang on, Zool is supernatural so why the F*** is that any more likely to work than a .45?


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