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The Sleeper (2012)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 31 January 2012 (USA)
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In 1981, new pledges are welcomed to a sorority and the Sleeper clandestinely spies on the girls - prompting to kill them at their most vulnerable.


Justin Russell


Justin Russell



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brittany Belland ... Amy
Ray Goodwin Ray Goodwin ... Detective Drake (as E. Ray Goodwin)
Jason Jay Crabtree ... The Sleeper
Elizabeth Lane Elizabeth Lane ... June
Jenna Fournier Jenna Fournier ... Laura
Riana Ballo Riana Ballo ... Stacy
Jessica Cameron ... Cindy
Tiffany Arnold ... Rebecca
Ali Ferda ... Ava
Kendra Stevenson Kendra Stevenson ... First Sister
Beverly Kristy ... Miss Joy
Paul Moon ... Bobby
Eric Sarich ... Derek
Aaron Russell Aaron Russell ... Matt Matheson
John Bloom ... Doctor Briggs


It's 1981 and the girls of Alpha Gamma Theta sorority are having a party. As the new pledges arrive, so does an uninvited guest. Little do the sisters know someone is watching them in the shadows. As the girls shower, study, eat and sleep the stalker studies the girls. One by one he finds the girls at their most vulnerable and murders them. The police hunt for the missing girls and their killer, but will they find them in time? Or will the girls be forced to fight for their lives... Written by Anonymous

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If I die before I wake


Horror | Thriller


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Release Date:

31 January 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sorority House Nightmare See more »

Filming Locations:

Ohio, USA See more »


Box Office


$30,000 (estimated)
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Gamma Knife Films See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The telephone picture in the opening title sequence was taken long after the film had wrapped. According to the commentary, Justin admired the intro to the horror movie "Alice Sweet Alice" that he put his own spin on the movie's intro and paid homage to that movie. See more »


(about 1 hr. and 10 min.) Reflected on the glass door behind Detective Drake, after he enters the stairway that leads to the location of the killer's dungeon. See more »

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Abysmally revels in its lack of originality
7 December 2012 | by bob_megSee all my reviews

Perhaps The Sleeper is a casualty of the You Tube generation...the perception that simply copying something and broadcasting it is "art".

It's either that or a very poor attempt at a film school exercise. It's almost mind-boggling how low Mr. Russell's standards seem to be...could one set a lower bar for oneself, not to mention all the other people who wasted time and money on this? Consider that there's not one shred of this movie not cribbed straight from a better '80s horror flick. Oh, but wait...this is an "homage" isn't it? Wrong. This is a sloppily glued collage that adds up to nothing and goes nowhere. There is no decent acting, script, plot...even the staging is not suspenseful in the least.

All it has going for it is a nicely creepy "look" that owes something to the photography and the production design. That's it.

Yes, I know there were tons of movies almost as bad that were made in the late '70s/early '80s. Why would you want to make a copy except to say "isn't this clever"? To say "I can color in the lines"? Big deal.

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