The Sleeper

2012

Horror / Thriller

69
IMDb Rating 4 10 1,112

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699.49 MB
1280*720
English
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23.976 fps
90 min
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1.24 GB
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English
NR
23.976 fps
90 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by vacantskies00 8 / 10 / 10

Best Slasher 1981 Never Had!

Justin Russell, after providing us with the 70's grindhouse throwback Death Stop Holocaust, has now popped up in the 80's with the slasher throwback, The Sleeper. Now, I was able to acquire the box set featuring a VHS copy. You might ask, was this basically the DVD release only now I have to rewind it? The answer my friends, is absolutely NOT! The VHS version was the way this film is meant to be watched. Dark, grainy, with the occasional white static pop, I was taken back to my childhood. That's a rare thing. The film itself is a simple one. Sorority sisters and frat guys get picked off by a mysterious, milky eyed stalker. OK. Now you're prepared! Now, sit and enjoy yourself! That's the way our beloved 80's slashers were meant to be viewed, so why should this film be any different?! Don't over think it! It's OK to have fun! The cinematography is spot-on, never venturing into "too dark" territory. This leads me to the lighting. Very practical lighting was used and this totally ups the atmosphere. No over the top, technical lens flairs... Simple, effective light sources. The music is top notch, never being too much. Several times, the best music was when there was none! Mr. Russell understood this and used the music where it was best suited for the scene. Just watch the auditorium scene... The Sleeper is not a perfect film, but then again, tell me an 80's slasher that ever was! That's the beauty of a film like this. Justin Russell set out to make a fun, 80's slasher and in my opinion, he succeeded. I'll take The Sleeper over any half-assed, 10 million dollar star-studded remake any day of the week. If you are a fan of 80's slashers, you will enjoy this film. This is your opportunity to kick your feet up, relax, and have a good time. Be sure to bring your friends... For fans of: HALLOWEEN, PROM NIGHT, HE KNOWS YOU'RE ALONE, THE PROWLER, BLACK Christmas, THE HOUSE ON SORORITY ROW, and THE INITIATION.

Reviewed by kosmasp 1 / 10 / 10

Suspend your disbelief

And go back, way back, into the 1980s. If you can do that, you will watch a movie that is kind of a throwback into the time where there were no cell phones and bad acting was acceptable. Although I reckon it still is to a degree at any time. But take this, which very obviously has taken notes from Slasher movies from the past and runs with them. You can quote Black Christmas, Halloween and others (yes I know they originated in the 70s) and make a similar movie. This is the result, with some neat effects, all reminiscent of the practical effects you may love from the movies back then. The editing feels like it's from back then and there is even a scene of nudity. A lot of blood and a lot of nonsense ... sounds intriguing?

Reviewed by FountainPen 1 / 10 / 10

Sleeping is a better idea than watching this dud !

The only bearable part of this flick was the dancing scene and even that was fairly tame. This flick apparently is an an attempt at being an homage to the 80s slasher movies. Nope, it don't come close, not scary, suspenseful, but rather hum-drum ~~ and VERY poorly acted. Too many people these days are trying to make horror films with a minimal budget and modest talent. In the past couple of months, I've watched over a hundred horror & zombie genre flicks, and can mark only a handful at 5 or higher. It would be nice for a classic to come along one day soon: something to mark a line in the sand. If nothing NEW can be produced by the fine cinematic minds of today, then go all out to make a movie that surpasses one of the existing classics. This film falls terribly short. I had to rate it one. Let me add that the several reviews that give a rating of 7 or higher are probably from cast or crew members, or their friends/relatives.

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