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Stephen King's 'Sleepwalkers'1992

Stephen King's 'Sleepwalkers' (1992)




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A shapeshifting, cat-fearing mother and son move to a new town and must feed on young virgin women to survive. They set their sights on Tanya Robertson, the son's attractive classmate.

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Brian Krause
as Charles
Mark Hamill
as Lt. Jennings (uncredited)
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 Officer
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 School Bus
Michael Reid Mackay
as `Charles' Sleepwalker
Karyn Sercelj
as `Mary' Sleepwalker
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Critic Reviews for Stephen King's 'Sleepwalkers'

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (2)

A nicely scary little thriller and one of the better adaptations of King's work.

August 20, 2004 | Rating: 4/5
Top Critic

Sleepwalkers has one big thing in its favour, namely that it is so much damn fun!

November 5, 2020 | Full Review…

A suitably bloody romp about oedipally incestuous werecats who thrive on virginal energy and a smart, sensitive and stealthy satire of groups like the Moral Majority -who were as prolific and profitable in the 1980s as Stephen King himself.

October 21, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

There's ultimately not a whole lot within Stephen King's Sleepwalkers to get wholeheartedly (or even partially) excited about...

August 14, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Not a good movie, nor a scary one, but you're guaranteed a good time with its inherent stupidity and silliness.

November 18, 2018 | Full Review…

As it sleepwalks towards its ungrand finale, the new King invention falls back on familiar things.

June 6, 2018 | Full Review…

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


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


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

Super Reviewer

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