A mother-and-son team of strange supernatural creatures come to town to seek out a virgin to feed on.
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The Sleepwalkers are an ancient and forgotten nomadic race of vampiric shape-shifting were cats. They possesses magical powers, and among their gifts is the ability they called “dimming” which is make themselves and any other object in their presence invisible. The only two known members of this species are Mary and Charles Brady, the two main antagonists of Sleepwalkers.
Thousands of years ago, the Sleepwalkers who are Earth-born human-like beings, were once worshiped by humans as gods in ancient Egypt. They possess such supernatural abilities including the one: “dimming”, able to turn and any other object or person in their own presence into invisible. They also feast on the life energy of young virgin girls in order maintain their youth and their strength. But somehow, all that changed and these creatures were renounced and even shunned as monsters and demons, probably due to their weakness to cats. They intensely feared and hated cats, even the Sleepwalkers were born with the same animal organs. Whatever the case, the Sleepwalkers couldn’t have the adoration nor love, respect from the human race, and thus they became outcasts.
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. Charles feigns romantic interest in Tanya in order to take her lifeforce for both himself and his mother, who is starving.
Tanya does not suspect the real reason Charles is interested in her. 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, at a picnic at the nearby cemetery, Charles attempts to drain her life force while kissing her. Tanya tries frantically to ward off Charles by bashing his head with her camera, scratching his face, and ultimately plunging a corkscrew into his left eye; though nothing she does seems to cause Charles more than temporary discomfort.
As this happens, Deputy Sheriff Andy Simpson (who had earlier tried to pull Charles over for speeding and seemingly trying to run down a young school girl while passing a stopped school bus) drives by the cemetery and notices Charles’ (now undisguised) car. When Tanya flees to him for help, Charles attacks Simpson and kills him. When Charles then turns to resume feeding off of Tanya, the deputy’s cat, Clovis, rises to the occasion and violently scratches him in the face and chest. Mortally wounded, Charles staggers back home to his mother who is able to make both of them “dim”, i.e. turn themselves invisible, and thus keep Charles from being arrested when the police storm their house. Ominously, a small number of cats begin to gather outside their house.
Knowing that the only way for her dying son to survive is to feed, Mary attacks the Robertson household, killing several deputies and state troopers and severely wounding Tanya’s parents. She kidnaps Tanya and takes her back to her house. Charles is near death, but Mary revives him, and Charles makes a final attempt to drain Tanya’s life force. However, Tanya plunges her fingers into his eyes, killing him.Tanya manages to escape with the help of the sheriff who is later impaled by Mary on the picket fence surrounding the house. The now large number of cats that have been gathering around their house throughout the movie, led by Clovis, all jump on Mary and claw her in a violent attack until she bursts into flames. As she dies, she screams that Tanya “killed her only son”. The movie ends with Mary lying ablaze on her driveway and Tanya hugging Clovis, as her savior.
Sleepwalkers (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.