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The Sandman (2017)

A little girl with formidable powers imagines into existence the Sandman, a terrible monster from her nightmares that brings harm to anyone who wants to hurt her.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Haylie Duff ... Claire
Tobin Bell ... Valentine
Shaun Sipos ... Wyatt
Shae Smolik ... Madison
Amanda Wyss ... Dr. Amanda Elliott
Ricco Ross ... Detective Price
Jason-Shane Scott ... Colton
Mick Ignis ... The Sandman
Lyn Alicia Henderson ... Abigail Farmer
Paul Logan ... Heller
Scott Peat ... Stanley
Richard Gleason ... Dr. Cushing
Margarita Reyes ... Nurse
Aaron Norvell ... Cop
Scott Campbell Scott Campbell ... Sheriff
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A little girl with formidable powers imagines into existence the Sandman, a terrible monster from her nightmares that brings harm to anyone who wants to hurt her.

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Don't fall asleep.

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Rated R for some violence and bloody images | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sandman: Pesadelo Real See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Solid and highly enjoyable supernatural effort
19 October 2017 | by kannibalcorpsegrinderSee all my reviews

Following her brother's death, a photographer who takes in her abandoned niece finds that her claims of unwittingly creating a nightmarish creature called The Sandman is true when he begins killing those around her and must a way to stop its bloodthirsty rampage.

Overall, this was quite the fun and enjoyable effort. Among its finer qualities is the fact that there's a lot of interest to be had with the central figure here who is a rather fun concept. The titular Sandman is quite an accomplished character with his backstory featuring her involvement in his conception and reality which makes for a really enjoyable time here, and along with the notion of being able to come to life in times of her feeling great stress or anger makes him an accomplished boogeyman. There's some fun to be had here with the way it gets involved with many of the scenes here, as the few scenes he's featured in makes for some really tense and thrilling moments from its first appearance in the convenience store, a fine series of events at her house as at first she conjures a trap to let others onto her powers as well as a later scene where it fully appears to take a victim away and the chase through the car graveyard which is a fine action piece. That it follows the scene with a strong and wholly enjoyable stalking scene in the mausoleum where the creature takes out the agents on her trail in the blackened corridors makes this even more fun by giving it a solid action scene right afterward. The rather fun dreams and flashbacks that occur here are almost as chilling, and given that this mostly leads to fun with the creature's rather strong appearance all done practically with a stellar costume to boot, this one generates a lot to like overall here. This one does have a few minor flaws here, most of which come from the fact that there's not a whole lot of action to come in the creatures' scenes. There's only one prolonged scene of the creature interacting for more than several seconds here as he generally seems to get conjured up and kill those around him in flash quick-cut scenes so it doesn't have much to do. Likewise, this one does tend to come off with little in the way of the creatures' motivations or actual conception as nothing is really given about what it's doing with her, why it chose her or even came into being so the little we get does help although it doesn't offer as much as it could've. Otherwise, there's not much to dislike here.

Rated Unrated/R: Graphic Violence and Language.


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