SleepStalker – USA, 1995

‘Evil never dies… it only waits to be reborn.’

SleepStalker – aka Sleep Stalker – is a 1995 horror film written by Al Septien and Turi Meyer. The film features horror genre star Ken Foree in a cameo role as a police detective.

Plot:

Seventeen years after slaughtering all but one member of a family, “The Sandman (Michael Harris)” is pending execution. Before his execution the jailers allow a minister (Michael D. Roberts) to visit him. The minister is a voodoo priest and an ally of the prisoner which the jailers did not realise.

A hex is placed onto The Sandman so when his execution is over his soul can travel to a new body made of sand. The Sandman then plots to kill a young man named Griffin (Jay Underwood), who was the last survivor of the family he attempted to slaughter.

“We are treated to some inventive kills, mostly due to The Sandman’s gimmick–you know, he’s made of sand–but the movie is about as slasher as slasher gets. We’re introduced to a bevy of stock characters who die before we really get to know them, there’s a flashback origin story (that, to be honest, is really f*cking creepy), and we even get a blind, voodoo-practicing psychic black man!” Horror News

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Thanks to Museo do VHS for the video sleeve image

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