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Sleepwalkers (1992)

R | | Horror | 10 April 1992 (USA)
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A mother-and-son team of strange supernatural creatures move to a small town to seek out a young virgin to feed on.

Director:

Mick Garris

Writer:

Stephen King
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Krause ... Charles Brady
Mädchen Amick ... Tanya Robertson
Alice Krige ... Mary Brady
Jim Haynie ... Sheriff Ira
Cindy Pickett ... Mrs. Robertson
Ron Perlman ... Captain Soames
Lyman Ward ... Mr. Robertson
Dan Martin ... Andy Simpson
Glenn Shadix ... Mr. Fallows
Cynthia Garris ... Laurie
Monty Bane ... Horace
John Landis ... Lab Technician
Joe Dante ... Lab Assistant
Stephen King ... Cemetery Caretaker
Clive Barker ... Forensic Tech
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Storyline

Charles Brady and his mother Mary move to a small Indiana town, having recently fled Bodega Bay, California after draining and killed a young girl there. They are sleepwalkers - they can change their appearance and they need the lifeforce from young women. Charles has picked out young Tanya Robertson, whom he meets at a local high school, as his next victim. He asks her out for a date and invites her home... however, she did not suspect his real interest in her. On their first date, a picnic at a nearby cemetery, Charles attempts to drain the lifeforce from Tanya for himself and his mother. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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The first Stephen King story written expressly for the scream. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and sensuality, and for language. | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stephen King's Sleepwalkers See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,017,354, 12 April 1992

Gross USA:

$30,524,763

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,524,763
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rupert Wainwright was originally attached to direct but left the film and was replaced by Mick Garris, who had met with the studio but been passed over in favor of Wainwright. According to Garris, Wainwright had made changes to the script that the studio and Stephen King (who had director approval) did not like. King approved Garris as director as he liked Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990). See more »

Goofs

The bullet hole in the back of Charles Brady's shirt disappears. See more »

Quotes

Policeman: [They get into a yard full of cats] There's a lot of cats.
Policewoman: Well, I can see that, dickhead.
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Crazy Credits

Cat's claws slash through the screen after the credits, exposing a green glow beyond. See more »

Alternate Versions

To obtain a more commercially viable M rating for its theatrical release in Australia, a majority of the film's violence and gorier moments were cut by Columbia TriStar Films. These cuts were later restored for an uncut R rated home video release. See more »

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Soundtracks

It's a Monster
Written by Nuno Bettencourt and Gary Cherone
Performed by Extreme
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User Reviews

A shame, but it's rather shameful.
9 February 1999 | by Milo JeromeSee all my reviews

This isn't a very good movie. I remember watching it on the big screen in '92 and being satisfied back then. I watched it on video recently and thought it rather embarrassing. It's main points of interest are the recurring Enya track and the incredibly committed Alice Krige whose intense presence I suspect was the reason this film came to be made at all. She's far too classy for this, her performance is from a movie for grown-ups while everybody else plays pantomime. Interesting for completists who have an urge to see for themselves cameo appearances by the likes of Stephen King and Clive Barker but in 1999 these things merely add to the embarrassment. Alice Krige 10/10, Sleepwalkers 3/10.


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