The small town of Haven becomes a hot-bed of inventions all run by a strange green power device. The whole town is digging something up in the woods, and only an alcoholic poet can discover... See full summary »
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
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 »
The bullet hole in the back of Charles Brady's shirt disappears. See more »
Cat's claws slash through the screen after the credits, exposing a green glow beyond. See more »
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 »
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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