Reviewer's Rating 3 out of 5   User Rating 3 out of 5
Sleepwalkers DVD (1992)

Stephen King has written some fine stories in his time but whenever he becomes personally involved in a film, it's not usually for the better. His screenplay for "Sleepwalkers" combined with the pedestrian direction of Mick Garris makes for a boring film, now yours to treasure on DVD.

The 'Sleepwalkers' are shape-shifting creatures with human and feline origins. They feed on the life-force of virginal human females and are only vulnerable to the deadly scratch of the cat. It is silly stuff but more importantly for a horror film, it doesn't scare. This applies just as much to virgins as anyone else watching it.

Horror fans may still want to give this movie a whirl due to the number of cameos by famous directors of the genre. They're all clearly on display on a DVD that has a generally good picture throughout. It gets a little grainy at times but overall it's fine.

The sound comes in a 2.0 mix that has little in the way of clever jolts but spaces out other effects quite nicely.

Extras are limited to filmographies of director Mick Garris and writer Stephen King. King's is certainly the busier with some fine films in amongst a pile of trash. "Maximum Overdrive" anyone?

Chapters: 20
Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Extra Features: Scene selection, filmographies, multiple languages, subtitles.

End Credits

Director: Mick Garris

Writer: Stephen King

Stars: Brian Krause, Mädchen Amick, Alice Krige, Jim Haynie, Cindy Pickett, Ron Perlman, John Landis, Joe Dante, Stephen King, Clive Barker, Tobe Hooper, Frank Novak

Genre: Horror

Length: 85 minutes

Cinema: 1992

DVD: 23 October 2000

Country: USA