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They feast on your fear - and it's dinner time.
A mother-and-son team of strange supernatural creatures come to town to seek out a virgin to feed on.
[Watched with live commentary by The Flop House]
So if Stephen King made MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE high on cocaine, what do you think he was taking when he dreamed up this little slice of batshit craziness? I'm gonna say a mix of angel dust and catnip.
The heartwarming tale of a boy and his mother who he has sex with and also traps beautiful young women for so she can eat them, because she's a weird cat demon who is also inexplicably allergic to cats. Totally deranged, utterly stupid, and occasionally hilarious, particularly anytime the characters turn into slimy cat creatures or the dumb heroes are bailed out by Clovis, a police cat who is SLEEPWALKERS' ultimate badass.
Also, not to nitpick, but no one sleepwalks in this movie. But perhaps the more accurate CATMONSTER INCEST PARTY was deemed a less commercially viable title.
Stephen King loves cocaine, though.
And apparently Mick Garris loves Stephen King. No one would agree to direct this script otherwise.
I'm glad their loves created this bizarre baby.
Winner at the 1992 Fantafestival Award(s) (aka, Mostra Internazionale del Film di Fantascienza e del Fantastico di Roma) for Best Actress (Alice Krige), Best Direction (Mick Garris), Best Film (Garris again) and Best Screenplay (Stephen King!!!!!), Sleepwalkers premise is a great one- nomadic cat-type-thing creatures that feed from virgin essence (good luck finding a virgin in this day and age!!) and are afraid of actual cats, moving from town to town in order to survive.
Indeed, the movie starts out brooding and atmospheric (thanks to the song "Sleep Walk" by Santo & Johnny)- a cool Mark Hamill cameo as a sheriff, arriving at a house where a multitude of cats have been gutted and hung from the outside rafters, and finding…
¡Cuánto cariño le tengo a Sleepwalkers! Además de que me parece divertidísima, me remite a una época feliz de mi niñez en donde me llevaban a ver películas indebidas para mi edad, pero me la pasaba increíble y me aterrorizaba.
Hay muchísimas razones por las que me encanta esta película, además de los recuerdos que me trae. Me acuerdo hasta del gastadísimo vhs en la que la tenía y la veía una y otra vez. O por mi juvenil y precoz crush con Madchen Amik. Por sus créditos que me llenaban de terror. Ahora de grande y que ya los reconozco, disfruto sus muchísimos y padrísimos cameos. Parece que se juntaron todos los amigos del cine de terror y se pusieron a echar relajo en una película de gatos y monstruos sexuales.
Pero nada, nada se compara al amor que le tengo por la escena del asesinato con elote. BEST. MURDER. WEAPON. EVER.
Like it or not, it's still one of the more original and off-beat horror films of the 90's.
I feel like this movie gets a bum rap, but it was a mainstay of my VHS rental days so it gets an automatic pass. It's definitely pretty bad, but it's also fun and features some hilarious/ridiculous cameos, so yknow, quit taking yourself so seriously for fuck sakes.
Speaking of the cameos, I want so badly to believe that the mop on top of Joe Dante's dome was his real hair in 1992 - so I'm not going to research the matter any further for fear of disappointment. Tobe Hooper only has to say three words and he fucks it royally, while Clive Barker just seems like some posh English dude who accidentally wandered onscreen. Oh, and I'm fairly sure that John Landis' non-speaking role is the only recorded instance of him keeping his fat trap shut for five seconds.
I dunno man, I like this movie.
Cop kebab! The funniest moment in a horror flick that uses humor and melodrama to create a vibe that feels silly all the way through. Strange species, these so called Sleepwalkers. Mom is hungry, which provides some blood and gore, but the shape shifting effects and rubber outfits are more ludicrous than anything else. Clovis is the best character of the bunch. And he's a cat.
Always dug this movie since I first saw it at the drive-in when it came out. It's goofy but it's fun. I love Madchen Amick from this and Twin Peaks. Also fun to see all the horror cameos from Stephen King, Tobe Hooper, Clive Barker, Joe Dante, and John Landis. Fun times. Cop-kabob!!
A friend warned me that this movie was terrible. They forgot to mention that it was also entertaining... and hilarious.
A gloriously crazy slice of bizarre horror nonsense from none other than Stephen King himself, Sleepwalkers still manages to entertain in spite of its ridiculous script, with assured direction from Mick Garris, good performances (Alice Krige and the several cameo appearances being the standouts), top-notch make-up and special effects, and a genuinely interesting premise.
Mark Hamill is in this for like 90 seconds and this scene alone with the price of admission.
A massively entertaining piece of nonsense. Best when watched in groups.
If you love cats and deaths by corn cob, then I have the movie for you!
This is truly a movie I love to hate... or maybe hate watch? I don't know. I love it but its just hot garbage. It's the start of the Stephen King movies that should probably have not gone to theaters but somehow did. I saw this when I was way too young so maybe it's nostalgia? But I don't think so. I just like it.
Wow. That was not good. But delightfully so. Mädchen Amick was adorable as always. And the secret hero of this movie is clearly Clovis the cat.
All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…