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Story

Stephen King's Sleepwalkers is about a half-human, half-cat race of shape shifters called, for no apparent reason, sleepwalkers. Hunky Charles Brady (Brian Krause) and his incestuous mother (Alice Krige) are sleepwalkers, and they've come to the small town of Travis, Indiana, where they've somehow acquired a nice house and false identities. They need virgin souls to survive and have fixated on local beauty Tanya (Madchen Amick from Twin Peaks). That's about it for the story--from then on it's a series of chase scenes full of badly done gore. King must have been sleepwalking himself when he wrote this screenplay--the dialogue is terrible, the characters are cardboard, and the plotting is clumsy. Combine that with mediocre acting, thoughtless direction, slapdash editing, and cheesy special effects, and you have Sleepwalkers. Amick comes off reasonably well and there are cameos by King, Clive Barker, and horror directors John Landis (An American Werewolf in London), Joe Dante (Gremlins), and Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre). But really, if you're interested in were-cats, see the original The Cat People, starring Simone Simon; it's both sexier and scarier. --Bret Fetzer

DVD Features

  • Bonus Trailers
  • Talent Files
  • Production Notes
  • Interactive Menus
  • Scene Selections

Cast

Brian KrauseCharles Brady
Mädchen AmickTanya Robertson
Alice KrigeMary Brady
Jim HaynieSheriff Ira
Cindy PickettMrs. Robertson
Ron PerlmanCaptain Soames
Lyman WardMr. Robertson
Dan MartinAndy Simpson
Glenn ShadixMr. Fallows
Monty BaneHorace
John LandisLab Technician
Stephen KingCemetery Caretaker
Clive BarkerForensic Tech
Rusty SchwimmerHousewife
Mark HamillLt. Jennings

  • Genre: Horror Movies
  • Director: Mick Garris
  • Producer: Columbia/Tri-Star
  • Length: 89 minutes
  • Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1, Standard 1.33:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaApr 10, 1992
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaJan 16, 2001
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