Nov 152018

Sleepwalkers isn’t a favorite horror-fantasy of mine, though I’m also not a big fan of Stephen King adaptations either save for The Shining. That being said, there are some wonderfully amusing moments.



– Collector’s Edition –

Genre(s): Horror, Comedy
Shout Factory | R – 89 min. – $34.93 | November 6, 2018

Date Published: 11/15/2018 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: Mick Garris
Writer(s): Stephen King (written by)
Cast: Brian Krause, Mädchen Amick, Alice Krige, Ron Perlman
Features: Commentary, Interviews, Behind-the-Scenes Footage, TV Spot, Trailer, Gallery
Slip Cover: Yes
Digital Copy:
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.85
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 39.0 GB
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

Shout Factory provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.


When newcomers Charles (BRIAN KRAUSE) and his mother, Mary (ALICE KRIGE), settle into town, the local residents do not suspect that they’re shape-shifters looking to feed on the town’s virgin girls. Charles quickly befriends innocent and chaste Tanya (MÄDCHEN AMICK) when he begins attending high school, hoping to take her life force in order to feed his mother. When Tanya agrees to a first date with Charles, she may learn his true intentions the hard way.



This release comes with a matted slip cover and the inner artwork is reversible with the film’s original poster art.

Audio Commentary features Director Mick Garris & Actors Mädchen Amick and Brian Krause. This track was a lot of fun as the three are rather friendly but they also give audiences a sense of their work on the film.


  • Feline Trouble (18:34) is a new interview with Director Mick Garris as he talks about his work on the project and what drew him to it; looks like this was conducted at the same time as his interview for Critters 2.
  • When Charles Met Tanya (15:25) – Actors Mädchen Amick and Brian Krause talk about their respective roles and about working together.
  • Mother & More (15:49) is an interview with Alice Krige discussing her own career and how she got cast in the role as Charles’s mother.

Creatures & Cats: The FX of Stephen King’s Sleepwalkers (15:38) is a new featurette delving into the effects work with some behind the scenes footage and an interview by Special Make-Up Effects Supervisor Tony Gardner.

Also included is some Behind the Scenes Footage (6:53), a Theatrical Trailer (1:53), some TV Spots (1:52) and a Still Gallery (3:52).


VIDEO – 4.5/5

Sleepwalkers comes to Blu-ray through Shout’s Scream Factory line and considering there’s no mention of any restoration, this transfer was likely provided by Sony (can’t be entirely sure as I do not own the 2015 Blu-ray release) but even so, this 1080p presentation does look quite good, colors are fairly bright and detail is sharp throughout. I didn’t notice any major instances of artifacting, aliasing or dust marks so it does appear to be a clean picture.

AUDIO – 4.25/5

The movie includes DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 tracks and either option sounds great. Dialogue levels were crisp and clear while ambient noises and off-screen elements make fine usage of the front and rear channels, including the score as well as the haunting inclusion of Enya’s ‘Boadicea’.


OVERALL – 3.5/5

Overall, Sleepwalkers isn’t a favorite horror-fantasy of mine, though I’m also not a big fan of Stephen King adaptations either save for The Shining. That being said, there are some wonderfully amusing moments and the performances from Brian Krause and Mädchen Amick were both fun. This Blu-ray release from Shout Factory offers up great video/audio transfers and a nice selection of bonus features.





Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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