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Sleepstalker (1995)

A serial killer known as "The Sandman" is resurrected by a voodoo priest into a body made of sand. To keep his new body, he must track down and kill the one victim who escaped him seventeen years before.


Turi Meyer


Alfredo Septién (as Al Septien), Turi Meyer




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)


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 »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some terror/violence and language | See all certifications »

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Originally a spin off of the Nightmare on Elm Street series. See more »


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 »


Featured in Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater: Killer Geeks (1995) See more »


Written and Performed by Lisbeth Scott
Produced by Lee Curreri
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sandy scary movie
6 April 2013 | by jfarms1956See all my reviews

This movie is for those 10 and up. Maybe kids shouldn't's see horror flicks, but let's face it, they love them. This is a true popcorn cruncher. Just like many horror movies, it starts off slow. It builds slowly but keeps you hooked. You get hooked by a murder within the first ten minutes of the movie. Maybe a better title of the movie should have been Sandman. The cast helps make this movie work and yet none of them are what I would call superstars. This movie would be good for sleepovers and slumber parties. The movie offers little surprise in plot and ending.An average horror film with average entertainment value.Enjoy the flick for what it is. Four thumbs up.

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Release Date:

25 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sleepstalker: The Sandman's Last Rites See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

4:3 full frame
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