History Film / Sleepwalkers

5th Jan '16 1:18:36 AM aye_amber
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An odd little film based on an unpublished book by Creator/StephenKing, '''''Sleepwalkers''''' follows the story of Charles Brady (Brian Krause) and his mother Mary (Alice Krige), a pair of soul-sucking cat demons called [[AntagonistTitle Sleepwalkers]]. The Sleepwalkers have apparently incredible [[MasterOfIllusion powers of illusion]], but are critically weak to [[WeaksauceWeakness ordinary housecats]]. No, nothing is being spoiled here; they explain exactly what Sleepwalkers are in an expositional fake encyclopedia entry in the first ten seconds of the film. The titular Sleepwalkers move into the town of Travis, Indiana and try to find a virgin to suck the life out of. Charles starts trying to seduce Tanya (Madchen Amick), who is [[InformedAbility apparently a virgin]]. Their relationship goes a little south when he tries to suck her soul on the first date, and a police officer shows up with an ''attack cat'' named Clovis. Charles is injured, and his mother begins a RoaringRampageOfRevenge. There are a few random car chases and murders to round out the movie.
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An odd little film based on an unpublished book by Creator/StephenKing, '''''Sleepwalkers''''' follows the story of Charles Brady (Brian Krause) Krause), and his mother Mary (Alice Krige), a pair of soul-sucking soul sucking cat demons called [[AntagonistTitle Sleepwalkers]]. Sleepwalkers.]] The Sleepwalkers have apparently incredible [[MasterOfIllusion powers of illusion]], illusion,]] but are critically weak to [[WeaksauceWeakness ordinary housecats]]. housecats.]] No, nothing is being spoiled here; they explain exactly what Sleepwalkers are in an expositional fake encyclopedia entry entry, in the first ten seconds of the film. The titular Sleepwalkers move into the town of Travis, Indiana Indiana, and try to find a virgin to suck the life out of. Charles starts trying to seduce Tanya (Madchen Amick), who is [[InformedAbility apparently a virgin]]. virgin.]] Their relationship goes a little south south, when he tries to suck her soul on the first date, and a police officer shows up with an ''attack cat'' named Clovis. Charles is injured, and his mother begins a RoaringRampageOfRevenge. There are a few random car chases and murders to round out the movie.

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21st Nov '15 10:35:31 AM Morgenthaler
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5th Nov '15 7:56:39 AM JUANDELACRUZ
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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: When Charles gets hurt, Mary [[spoiler:kills Tanya's parents and half the police in the state]].
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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: When Charles gets hurt, Mary [[spoiler:kills Tanya's parents and half the town's entire police in the state]].force]].
11th Aug '15 9:34:59 AM kalel32688
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An odd little film based on an unpublished book by Creator/StephenKing, ''Sleepwalkers'' follows the story of Charles Brady (Brian Krause) and his mother Mary (Alice Krige), a pair of soul-sucking cat demons called Sleepwalkers. The Sleepwalkers have apparently incredible [[MasterOfIllusion powers of illusion]], but are critically weak to [[WeaksauceWeakness ordinary housecats]]. No, nothing is being spoiled here; they explain exactly what Sleepwalkers are in an expositional fake encyclopedia entry in the first ten seconds of the film.
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An odd little film based on an unpublished book by Creator/StephenKing, ''Sleepwalkers'' '''''Sleepwalkers''''' follows the story of Charles Brady (Brian Krause) and his mother Mary (Alice Krige), a pair of soul-sucking cat demons called Sleepwalkers.[[AntagonistTitle Sleepwalkers]]. The Sleepwalkers have apparently incredible [[MasterOfIllusion powers of illusion]], but are critically weak to [[WeaksauceWeakness ordinary housecats]]. No, nothing is being spoiled here; they explain exactly what Sleepwalkers are in an expositional fake encyclopedia entry in the first ten seconds of the film.


* AssholeVictim: Mr. Fallows, the pervy Creative Writing teacher who ends up brutally killed by Charles.

* BittersweetEnding / DownerEnding: The werecats are dead and Tanya and Clovis have survived the day. However, [[spoiler: Tanya's parents are presumed dead and multiple cops have been killed during Mary's rampage]]
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* BittersweetEnding / DownerEnding: The werecats Sleepwalkers are dead dead, and Tanya and Clovis have survived the day. However, [[spoiler: Tanya's [[spoiler:Tanya's parents are presumed dead and multiple cops have been killed during Mary's rampage]] rampage]].

* CatsAreMean: Well, cat demons are; cats are the heroes.
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* CatsAreMean: Well, cat demons are; regular cats are the heroes.

* TheCavalry: Just when things look their worst, we get a shot of ''Clovis'' leading an army of cats to the Brady house [[MundaneMadeAwesome in slow motion]]!
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* TheCavalry: Just when things look their worst, we [[spoiler:we get a shot of ''Clovis'' leading an army of cats to the Brady house [[MundaneMadeAwesome in slow motion]]!motion]]!]]

* CreatorCameo: Stephen King has a brief role as a cemetery groundskeeper. * EveryCarIsAPinto: Police cruisers explode spectacularly with one shot from a handgun. Who knew? Maybe it's somehow performed with [[AWizardDidIt sleepwalkers' magic]], of course. * [[EvilDetectingDog Evil Detecting Cats]]: All cats hate the Sleepwalkers and swarm to their house to threaten them.
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* CreatorCameo: Stephen King Creator/StephenKing has a brief role as a cemetery groundskeeper. groundskeeper who complains about the potential bad press he'll get. * EveryCarIsAPinto: Police cruisers explode spectacularly with one shot from a handgun. Who knew? Maybe it's somehow performed with [[AWizardDidIt sleepwalkers' Sleepwalkers' magic]], of course. * [[EvilDetectingDog Evil Detecting Cats]]: EvilDetectingDog: All cats hate the Sleepwalkers and swarm to their house to threaten them.them. * EvilTeacher: Mr. Fallows, who tries to extort Charles. It doesn't end well for him.

-->'''Charles:''' Tanya, I don't think you're entering into the spirit of this. Why don't you just think of yourself as lunch? * GlamourFailure: You can see the Sleepwalkers true forms in mirrors. This, and their method of feeding, can make them a bit OurVampiresAreDifferent.
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-->'''Charles:''' Tanya, I don't think you're entering into the spirit of this. Why don't you just think of yourself as lunch? * GlamourFailure: You can see the Sleepwalkers Sleepwalkers' true forms in mirrors. This, and their method of feeding, can make them a bit OurVampiresAreDifferent.

** Well the Shieff that came to Tanya's rescue did try, using one of the bear traps on Mary. Not his fault he was up against a supernatural monster.
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** Well Well, the Shieff Sheriff that came to Tanya's rescue did try, using one of the bear traps on Mary. Not his fault he was up against a supernatural monster.

* ImprovisedWeapon: Momma Sleepwalker kills a man ''by stabbing him with an ear of corn''.
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* ImprovisedWeapon: Momma Sleepwalker Mary kills a man ''by stabbing him with an ear of corn''.

* LargeHam: The Bradys. Though his mom chews the scenery, her hammyness rubbed off on Charles. --> Charles: Stop looking at me. Stop looking at me!!! Stop looking at me you FUCKING CAT!!!!" * MadeOfExplodium: [[spoiler:Perhaps the best reason to see this film is for the scene where the monster bursts into flame from a cat attack.]] * MadeOfIron: The Sleepwalkers can shrug off shotgun blasts and eye removal without any apparent ill effects.
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* LargeHam: The Bradys. Though his mom [[ChewingTheScenery chews the scenery, scenery]], her hammyness hamminess rubbed off on Charles. --> Charles: -->'''Charles''': Stop looking at me. Stop looking at me!!! Stop looking at me me, you FUCKING CAT!!!!" CAT!!!! * MadeOfExplodium: [[spoiler:Perhaps the best reason to see this film is for the scene where the monster Mary bursts into flame from a cat attack.]] * MadeOfIron: The Sleepwalkers can shrug off shotgun blasts and [[EyeScream eye removal removal]] without any apparent ill effects.

* TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf: We see the sleepwalkers in three different forms: human, human with cat-like face, and something looking as an anthropomorphic reptilian-skinned cat. The reflection in the mirror always shows them in the third form--presumably the true form with all illusions stripped. * NeckSnap: More like neck twist but yeah, one unfortunate cat attacking Maya get grabbed and has its neck twisted like a towel before being thrown aside.
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* TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf: We see the sleepwalkers Sleepwalkers in three different forms: human, human with cat-like face, and something looking as an anthropomorphic anthropomorphic, reptilian-skinned cat. The reflection in the mirror always shows them in the third form--presumably the true form with all illusions stripped. * MuggingTheMonster: Mr. Fallows finds out that Charles' school records are faked, and he tries to extort him, only to end up getting his hand ripped off and eventually killed by Charles. * NeckSnap: More like neck twist but yeah, one unfortunate cat attacking Maya get Mary gets grabbed and has its neck twisted like a towel before being thrown aside.

* ShoutOut: The hundreds of cats besieging the Brady house resemble ''TheBirds'' more than a little.
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* ShoutOut: The hundreds of cats besieging the Brady house resemble ''TheBirds'' ''Film/TheBirds'' more than a little.

* WeaksauceWeakness: Housecats.
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* WeaksauceWeakness: Housecats.Housecats for the Sleepwalkers.
15th Jun '14 11:23:13 PM SilverDragon
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* NeckSnap: More like neck twist but yeah, one unfortunate cat attacking Maya get grabbed and has it's neck twisted like a towel before being thrown aside.
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* TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf: We see the sleepwalkers in three different forms: human, human with cat-like face, and something looking as an anthropomorphic reptilian-skinned cat. The reflection in the mirror always shows them in the third form--presumably the true form with all illusions stripped. * NeckSnap: More like neck twist but yeah, one unfortunate cat attacking Maya get grabbed and has it's its neck twisted like a towel before being thrown aside.

* TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf
29th May '14 8:02:31 AM Retro7
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** Well the Trooper that came to Tanya's rescue did try, using one of the bear traps on Mary. Not his fault he was up against a supernatural monster. * ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: One of the troopers gets dropped on a picket fence.
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** Well the Trooper Shieff that came to Tanya's rescue did try, using one of the bear traps on Mary. Not his fault he was up against a supernatural monster. * ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: One of the troopers The sheriff gets dropped body slammed on a picket fence.

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** Well the Trooper that came to Tanya's rescue did try, using * NeckSnap: More like neck twist but yeah, one of the bear traps on Mary. Not his fault he was up against unfortunate cat attacking Maya get grabbed and has it's neck twisted like a supernatural monster. * ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: One of the troopers gets dropped on a picket fence.towel before being thrown aside.
31st Dec '13 3:17:32 AM SeptimusHeap
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Hot Mom has been disambiguated. Examples not clearly fitting into one of the tropes other than Fetish Fuel mentioned on Hot Mom are being removed. If you think it fits one of these tropes, feel free to readd with proper context. Same with Hot Dad.
* HotMom: C'mon, the mother was pretty hot...when she wasn't being a WereCat or [[spoiler:[[ParentalIncest having sex with her son]]]].
2nd Aug '13 6:12:46 PM Necromaster
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* CreatorCameo: Stephen King has a brief role as a cemetery groundskeeper.
15th Jun '13 11:57:02 AM Medinoc
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-->Charles: Tanya, I don't think you're entering into the spirit of this. Why don't you just think of yourself as lunch?
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-->Charles: -->'''Charles:''' Tanya, I don't think you're entering into the spirit of this. Why don't you just think of yourself as lunch?
15th Jun '13 11:56:47 AM Medinoc
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-->Charles: Tanya, I don't think you're entering into the spirit of this. Why don't you just think of yourself as lunch?
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