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Genre: Horror
Starring: Brian Krause
Mädchen Amick
Alice Krige
Photography: Color
Release Date: April 10, 1992
Runtime: 91 minutes
Country: United States

Sleepwalkers is a 1992 American horror film, written by Stephen King and directed by Mick Garris.


Two Sleepwalkers - ancient shapeshifting vampires who feed on the life force of human female virgins - move into the town of Travis, Indiana to find prey.

Why It Sucks

  1. Although it's a horror film, the campy nature makes it not scary and pretty much impossible to take seriously.
  2. The mood whiplash from a relatively calm first half to the over-the-top second half is pretty jarring.
  3. Laughable dialogue.
  4. The characters act really stupid; the cops are completely useless, and the Sleepwalkers themselves, despite being on the run, do a lot of things to draw attention to themselves.
  5. Lots of celebrity cameos (like Mark Hamill, Tobe Hooper, John Landis, Clive Barker, Ron Perlman and even Stephen King himself) that go nowhere and are ultimately wasted.
  6. Bad special effects that haven't aged well:
    • The morph effects in particular look really cheap.
    • The attacking cats are clearly puppets.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. The film is so over-the-top and cheesy that it's funny.



  • This is the first Stephen King film based on an original screenplay, rather than one of his existing stories.

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