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Stephen King's 'Sleepwalkers' (1992)




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The members of a small Indiana town are oblivious to the threat of their latest residents, Mary (Alice Krige) and Charles (Brian Krause) Brady. Although they appear to be normal human beings, the mother and son are actually members of a dying breed of "sleepwalkers," cat-like creatures that survive by feeding on virgins. As Charles sets out to stalk their latest meal, his prey, young Tanya Robertson (Madchen Amick), must struggle to fight off the sinister creatures.more
Rating: R (violence)
Genre: Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Stephen King
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 16, 2001
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Brian Krause
as Charles
Mark Hamill
as Lt. Jennings (uncred...
Cindy Pickett
as Mrs. Robertson
Lyman Ward
as Robertson
Dan Martin
as Simpson
Glenn Shadix
as Mr. Fallows
Monty Bane
as Horace
John Landis
as Lab Technician
Joe Dante
as Lab Assistant
Stephen King
as Cemetery Caretaker
Clive Barker
as Forensic Tech
Tobe Hooper
as Forensic Tech
Frank Novak
as Deputy Sheriff
Rusty Schwimmer
as Housewife
O. Nicholas Brown
as Officer Wilbur
Ernie Lively
as Animal Control Offic...
Lucy Boryer
as Jeanette
Stuart Charno
as Police Photographer
Karl Bakke
as Police
Donald Petersen
as Boy with Ear Ache
Hayden Victor
as Little Girl at Schoo...
Michael Reid Mackay
as `Charles' Sleepwalke...
Karyn Sercelj
as `Mary' Sleepwalker
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Critic Reviews for Stephen King's 'Sleepwalkers'

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Cameo appearances by horror icons Clive Barker, Tobe Hooper, and the King himself add little to this slapstick gorefest, which focuses on goofy bloodletting-including death by corn-on-the-cob-and tosses in a modicum of thrills and chuckles.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Georgia Straight

A campy cat-treat.

Full Review… | January 28, 2005

Audience Reviews for Stephen King's 'Sleepwalkers'


Sleepwalkers is a borderline average Stephen King horror film about shape shifting vampires. The film is fairly cheesy with average acting and doesn't try to do anything effective, new or thoroughly original. The film feels lazy and there is a sense that it could have been done much better. The idea explored in Sleepwalkers is interesting, and it could have been something truly terrific, but King doesn't try to make it interesting enough to blow you away. The ideas feel like they're scrapping the bottom of the barrel and there isn't really anything going on here thats really exciting. The film is cheesy fun, but it never goes beyond anything spectacular, good or truly original. Sleepwalkers has moderate chills, but considering that this was written by Stephen King, you'd expect something better, right? Well, the result with Sleepwalkers is a film that is entertaining and fun, but lacks the fire to make it truly an exciting and memorable horror film. Sleepwalkers is worth watching, but keep your hopes at a low to medium level so you don't disappointed. The premise of the film is interesting, but Stephen King could have done a few rewrites of the script before turning it in. The film feels like it was a filmed using a first draft of script. Sleepwalkers is a moderately fun film, but nothing to really write home about.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer


A strange, unsettling vampiric type family horror story from Stephen King, it's really different, and I really liked it. I'd like to see it again before I write anymore about it, though, I saw it a long time ago.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Good bloody fun from start to finish. It's a fairly short film that doesn't out-stay its welcome or take itself too seriously. The keen-eyed horror fans will enjoy spotting the numerous cameos. I was also pleasantly surprised to hear my favourite Enya song as the films theme. Very entertaining stuff!

Lee ?

Super Reviewer

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