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Sleepstalker (2005)

Michael Harris , Jay Underwood , Turi Meyer  |  R |  DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Michael Harris, Jay Underwood, Kathryn Morris, Michael D. Roberts, William Lucking
  • Directors: Turi Meyer
  • Writers: Turi Meyer, Al Septien
  • Producers: Al Septien, Barry L. Collier, Brian Patrick O'Toole, Harmon Kaslow, Luigi Cingolani
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • DVD Release Date: August 17, 2004
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00021A1WE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #149,925 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Sleepstalker" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

Seventeen years after slaughtering all but one member of a family, a vicious serial killer known only as "The Sandman" awaits execution. But first, his jailers allow a minister to visit the killer to give him last rites, unaware that the minister is a voodoo priest and an ally of the condemned prisoner. The priest places a hex on the Sandman so that when he is executed, his soul migrates into a new body made of sand. To sever his ties with his former life and achieve absolute power, the sandman must find and kill a man named Griffin, the sole survivor of the last family murdered by the killer.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sleepstalker... April 6, 2001
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape|Verified Purchase
Horror, yes. Suspense, yes. Acting, OH YEAH. This one had me turning the lights back on. One thing that really got me was the closing sound track. Teresa Straley's rendition of "Sleep Baby Sleep" was not only haunting, but captivating. I only wish that it were available on a sound track album. In my opinion, this movie is, for horror fans, well worth watching. Great direction, but unfortunatly, there is a small problem with continuity. I've seen worse in films with higher budgets. Enjoy it for what it is, but remember to leave the lights on...
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sleepstalker November 24, 2003
Format:VHS Tape
I remember watching this when it first came it out. It scared the hell out of me. Even the lullaby scared the hell out of me. Basically because it was composed in miner keys. But I thought that it was an outstanding horror film. It's not quite original but it's good enough to scare the hell out of you.
The film is about a young boy named Griffen, who sees his parents killed by serial killer who calls himself the Sandman. Seventeen years later, Griffen has grown up to be a talented journalist. He feels pure relief when he finds out that the killer who murdered his parents is being executed. But what Griffen doesn't know is the Sandman performed this black magic ritual that will resurrect him into a horrific creature made of sand that can change his shape at will. The execution is performed and the sand-like killer/creature is resurrected and he sets out to end Griffen's life.
Like I said, this is not quite original but it is an excellent film and it will make you have every light on in your house.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A decent horror flick for its time! December 21, 2005
By C.D.
Format:VHS Tape
I remember watching this years ago... I thought it was a decent film with ok acting. And Mr. Michael Butts, Kathryn Morris' hit tv series is Cold Case--not Without A Trace! ..just to set the record straight. =)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This movie will chill you to the bone! September 24, 1999
Format:VHS Tape
I watched this movie alone one night...Iwas scared STIFF...It can get a little slow at times...But its very good! A MUST rent for horror fans!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Cass G
Format:DVD
Frankly it's a brilliant device for a low budget horror flick, sand when he appears and kills, and water is his nemesis, you can't get any cheaper than that, but the storyline and execution is just elements of Shocker, Freddy, and Candyman, it's cliche low budget horror based on a decent premise, and unlike those other films this has like no replay value. The originality ends with the concept, it certainly isn't worth the 4 and 5 star reviews others have given it, I think 3 stars is generous, a decent effort, but the film just falls short and plays out like a genre rip off. The Sleepstalker is no Wishmaster.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Forget Spiderman 3, the original Sandman was here! April 10, 2010
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Haunting theme music and a maniacal killer who becomes the original Sandman, a Sandman who in my opinion is much scarier than the computer-generated buffoon in Spiderman 3.

This too often forgotten and hard to find horror flick is well worth the price of admission in spite of the somewhat overused "abused child grows up to be a psychotic killer" plot in modern movies.

Plenty of Voodoo thrills and chills await fans of the genre, as well.

Enjoy,
Daddy Wolf.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another awesome horror flick from the 90's! December 9, 2009
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True, the 90's didn't have as much great horror as the 80's and on down, but it did manage to spit out some good odd-ball horror every now and then. 'Sleepstalker' was one of my favorites growing up, and still is! Who doesn't love a killer sandman as an idea for a horror film!? I know I know we have Freddy but this is different. For when this film was made, the CGI isn't bad and old-school make-up is involved as well. A truly creepy looking killer! Picture 'Clayface', one of Batman's enemies, and what all 'Clayface is capable of, that's pretty much what this evil sandman's powers are! It's slightly better than most sci-fi channel horror flicks being made today. Check it out and remember to just enjoy it for what it is!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
This movie turned out to be an unusually intelligent, interesting horror film with a very effective ending. I was actually surprised! Actor Michael Harris definitely steals the show as the 'villian' of the piece - he is charismatic, scary and sympathetic all at once. I was engaged from beginning to end, mostly by Harris' performance, but also by the twists and turns of the story. Definitely one of the better of its kind.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty decent and different kind of slasher film.
I remember watching this as a kid on HBO or something late night and it scared the crap out of me so 10 years later here I am purchasing it and man I have no idea why I was scared... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Cward55
5.0 out of 5 stars Yay!!
I'm so excited this movie made it on time for my birthday which is Monday. The movie was packaged very nice and neat. And the DVD itself was perfectly clean. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Courtney
2.0 out of 5 stars A very cheesy movie!
Wow this movie I really wanted to like because the description of this sounded a bit intriguing. a serial killer calling his self the sandman going around killing people then... Read more
Published 21 months ago by J. Humphrey
5.0 out of 5 stars My husband and I loved it!
I bought this movie because my husband kept talking about it and he couldn't find it anywhere he lookes! I found,bought, and loved it! Thanks for getting to me so quickly!
Published on April 4, 2011 by La Tanya
5.0 out of 5 stars Down Where The Woodbines Creep...
Sleeptalker surprised me and surpassed my expectations. This isn't your average B-movie, and it certainly deserves wider recognition and separation from the various... Read more
Published on December 27, 2005 by One of many
4.0 out of 5 stars MR. SANDMAN SING ME A SONG
SLEEPSTALKER surprised me. It's an effective, chilling, if flawed, horror movie. Give Michael Harris credit for a chilling portrayal of the Sandman, both before and after his... Read more
Published on September 29, 2004 by Michael Butts
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fun Film
This is another one of those movies I like to rent once a year or so. I find horror films to be mindless fun and this is a good one. Read more
Published on May 26, 2004
1.0 out of 5 stars a top dog INSULT!!!! to horror movies and horror fans!!!!
this movie by far is one of the worst horror flicks ive ever seen!!!BAD BAD BAD acting!/CRAPPY CRAPPY CRAPPY directing!(nothing artful about it!!! Read more
Published on April 14, 2004 by creatureart
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