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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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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 Mark Vasquez ... Dog Sanchez
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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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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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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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Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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SLEEP BABY SLEEP
Music by Jim Manzie
Performed by Teresa Straley
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Does the Sandman do more besides put sand in your eyes?
23 March 2001 | by fortevoxSee all my reviews

I have only seen SLEEPSTALKER twice: and that was on cable.

I saw it first in 1997 and then recently this year (2001).

The thing in this movie that is really scary is the sad, mournful lullabye "Sleep baby, sleep...down where the woodbines creep...be always like the lamb, so mild and kind and sweet...sleep baby, sleep." TOO HYPNOTICALLY SCARY!! Woodbine is a plant that is remotely associated with the Grim Reaper (Death)

The whole premise of a convicted killer offering his soul to satan in exchange for immortality is nothing new to the horror movie genre...but the dialogue and special effects were pretty pitiful.

The similarity between the Sandman and Freddy Krueger (Nightmare on Elm Street) is that both of these "nightime nightmare boogeymonsters" had rotten childhoods wraught with child abuse, and grow up to be killers... Hmmmm...interesting concept. I give this one a five out of ten.


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