The Video Vacuum (thevideovacuum) wrote,
The Video Vacuum


This was the first full length screenplay written directly for the big screen by Stephen King (besides the anthology Creepshow). It’s a fun 50’s inspired monster movie. Brian (Return to the Blue Lagoon) Krause and Alice (Ghost Story) Krige are an incestuous mother/son duo who are “Sleepwalkers”, big rubbery catlike monsters who suck the lifeforce out of virgins. Madchen (Dream Lover) Amick is their next intended victim. Lyman Ward and Cindy Pickett play her parents (they also played Ferris Bueller’s parents too). The Sleepwalkers can make themselves invisible and are afraid of cats. With a death by corn cob, lots of mutilated cats, and bad morphing effects. Watch for fun cameos by Mark Hamill, Clive Barker, Joe Dante, John Landis and King himself. Garris went on to do numerous King adaptations (mostly for TV), including The Shining remake and the upcoming Desperation.
Tags: horror, s, stephen king
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