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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.
Seventeen years later, the serial killer is finally executed in the gas chamber -- but then the returns as Sandman, aka, a Sleep Stalker endowed with supernatural powers. (It seems the filmmaker couldn't decide what to call this monster, as he's referred to as a Sandman, even in the end credits, but the movie's title is Sleep Stalker.)
This Sandman's supernatural powers include turning into sand. This enables him to pass through cracks and keyholes and air ducts. (Much like Dracula can turn into mist, and pass through the same.)
Griffin is by now a 24-year-old "freelance writer." He sports a goatee and spends much time in a funky coffee shop owned by Megan, his photographer girlfriend. It's all so slacker! So hipster 1990s! So Friends! Griffin even has a tweed hipster cap to go with his goatee!
Anyway, this Sandman has three nights to kill Griffin. If Sandman succeeds, he gets to keep his supernatural powers and serve Satan on a high level. If not, he simply dies. I guess.
Naturally, Sandman fails to kill Griffin on the first two nights, leaving only one night left. So instead, Sandman kills some other people along the way. This IS a horror film, so there must be a decent body count. Sandman kills them in creatively sandy ways. At one point he fills a woman's bed with sand, then pulls her under the sand so she suffocates. Other times his arm turns into pointed glass (sand turns into glass if it gets too hot), enabling Sandman to stab his victims.Read more ›
The plot revolves around a young man named Griffin (Jay Underwood) with an obviously troubled past. Griffin's parents (Marc McClure, Caryn Richman) were murdered when he was only seven years old by a serial killer known only as the Sandman (Michael Harris) -- a creepy scene we witness at the beginning of the film. Seventeen years later, when Griffin is a grown man, he seems to be leading a relatively normal life. He is looking for his big break in writing/journalism, and has a steady friendship (which, of course, is evolving into something more) with the lovely Megan (Kathryn Morris). But his seemingly normal life is shaken when he learns that The Sandman will soon be executed. At first, he's simply relieved and tries to brush it aside. But he'll soon discover that, as the tagline for the movie suggests, "Evil never dies...it only waits to be reborn". In his cell, the Sandman is given his last rites by a priest (Michael D. Roberts) -- who is actually a satanic worker of witchcraft. Through the dark powers that be, he grants the Sandman immortality, but only if he can kill Griffin within three nights. Griffin is his mortal link to this world -- a link that must be severed. This little bit of the story is actually a driving point behind the entire plot. A decently clever twist that pulls everything together by the end. So, after his death, the lullaby-singing sleep-stalker is reincarnated into a body made completely of sand.Read more ›
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Not the worst movie I've seen but there are plot holes that make it seem as though someone just made up the story as they went along. Read morePublished 20 months ago by J. R. Tees
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 morePublished on February 8, 2013 by Courtney
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 morePublished on October 15, 2012 by J. Humphrey
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
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... Read morePublished on March 31, 2011 by Cass G
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. Read morePublished on April 10, 2010 by D. Kingston
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. Read morePublished on December 9, 2009 by Jennifer M. Hensley