(also known as Stephen King's Sleepwalkers
) is a 1992 American horror film
based on an original screenplay by Stephen King
and directed by Mick Garris
Charles Brady and his mother Mary are Sleepwalkers — nomadic, shapeshifting energy vampires
who feed off the lifeforce of virgin women. Though they normally maintain a human form, they can transform (partially or fully) into human-sized bipedal werecats
(presumably their natural form) at will. They are considerably more resilient than humans and have powers of both telekinesis
and illusion. Their one weakness is cats, who are not only able to see through their illusions but whose claws are capable of inflicting severe to fatal wounds upon them. They also maintain an incestuous relationship.
Charles and Mary have taken up residence in a small Indiana town, having recently fled Bodega Bay, California
(where they used the aliases
Martha and Carl Brodie) after draining and killing a young girl there. Charles attends the local high school, and there he meets Tanya Robertson in his creative writing class.
Tanya does not suspect the real reason why Charles is interested in her; to take her life force for both himself and his mother, who is starving. At first, it seems that Charles has genuinely fallen in love with Tanya (to the dismay of his jealous mother). On their first date, however, a picnic at the nearby cemetery, Charles attempts to drain the life force from... Read More