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Sleepstalker - The Sandman's Last Rites
Directed by Turi Meyer
Produced by
Written by
  • Al Septien
  • Turi Meyer
Music by Jim Manzie
  • Osmosis Pictures[1]
  • Prism Entertainment[1]
Distributed by Prism Entertainment
Release date
  • 1995 (1995)
Running time
105 minutes
Language English

Sleepstalker is a 1995 American horror film directed by Turi Meyer and written by Al Septien and Meyer.


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 realize. 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. The film features Ken Foree in a cameo role as a police detective.


Prism Entertainment began pre-production of the film in 1994.[2]


Sleepstalker was released direct-to-video in 1995.[1]


TV Guide rated it 2/5 stars and wrote, "Sleepstalker simultaneously demonstrates its director's cinematic finesse and frustration at being unable to transform a sow's ear screenplay."[3]


  1. ^ a b c Young, R. G. (2000). The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film: Ali Baba to Zombies. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 574. ISBN 9781557832696. 
  2. ^ Goldstein, Seth (1994-07-09). "Picture This". Billboard. Vol. 106 no. 28. p. 71. 
  3. ^ "Sleepstalker: The Sandman's Last Rites". TV Guide. Retrieved 2016-03-19. 

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