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.
Rating:
R (violence)
Genre:
Horror
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Cast

Brian Krause
as Charles
Mark Hamill
as Lt. Jennings (uncredited)
Cindy Pickett
as Mrs. Robertson
Ron Perlman
as Soames
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 Officer
Lucy Boryer
as Jeanette
Stuart Charno
as Police Photographer
Karl Bakke
as Police
Diane Delano
as Police
Roger Nolan
as Stenta
Joey Aresco
as Victor
Donald Petersen
as Boy with Ear Ache
Hayden Victor
as Little Girl at School Bus
Michael Reid Mackay
as `Charles' Sleepwalker
Karyn Sercelj
as `Mary' Sleepwalker
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Critic Reviews for Stephen King's 'Sleepwalkers'

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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
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Full Review… | February 8, 2006
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May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
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I enjoyed revisiting this lesser-known, more unusual than your usual horror story. I haven't seen it in many years, and for the most part it still holds up.

Full Review… | September 8, 2012

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

Audience Reviews for Stephen King's 'Sleepwalkers'

Realised 10 minutes in I have seen this before and forgotten it. Then half hour later I realised why and switched it off. Just not very good. And this from someone who gets on YouTube and actually seeks out made for tv thrillers.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

½

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
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

½

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
Aj V

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