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Sleepstalker (1995)

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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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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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sleepstalker: The Sandman's Last Rites See more »

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The main characters' age is depicted differently throughout the film. In the first scene, Griffin is seven years old and Sandman appears to be in his early thirties. Seventeen years later, as Sandman awaits execution, he seems not to have aged a day, while Griffin is a full grown man. However, the flashback scene shows Sandman appearing to be about 10 years old, while Griffin is depicted as a baby. Their age difference just doesn't match up. See more »

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BLUE TO BLACK
Words and Music by Artie Colatrella, Lee Curreri and Lisbeth Scott
Produced by Lee Curreri
Performed by Lisbeth Scott
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Decent idea fails because of not-so-special effects
20 December 1998 | by Scream-11See all my reviews

The basic idea, a killer coming back from the dead as a guy made of sand in order to kill people again, isn't bad, and the movie has a few scary moments, but the effects are far from special. One of the effects that gets incredibly over-used happens whenever the killer turns into sand and defies gravity to pour himself up into air vents or whatever happens to be nearby. At first, it looks pretty cool, but if you turn your head upside down to watch the scene, it's pretty obvious how it was done, and the entire movie looks cheaper. If I remember right, there's a great plot twist towards the end, but it's too little, too late to save this movie. I don't recommend Sleepstalker.


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