The Sleeper

January 31st, 2012


The Sleeper

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It's 1981 and the girls of Alpha Gamma Theta sorority are having a party. As the new pledges arrive...

Release Year: 2012

Rating: 3.7/10 (201 voted)

Director: Justin Russell

Stars: Brittany Belland, Tiffany Arnold, Riana Ballo

It's 1981 and the girls of Alpha Gamma Theta sorority are having a party. As the new pledges arrive, so does an uninvited guest. Little do the sisters know someone is watching them in the shadows. As the girls shower, study, eat and sleep the stalker studies the girls. One by one he finds the girls at their most vulnerable and murders them. The police hunt for the missing girls and their killer, but will they find them in time? Or will the girls be forced to fight for their lives...

Brittany Belland - Amy
Tiffany Arnold - Rebecca
Riana Ballo - Stacey
John Bloom - Dr. Briggs
Jessica Cameron - Cindy
Jason Jay Crabtree - The Sleeper
Ali Ferda - Ava
Bob Ferrato - Officer 1
Jenna Fournier - Laura
Luke Frost - Detective James
E. Ray Goodwin - Detective Drake
Dana Jackson - Pool Attendant
Beverly Kristy - Miss Joy
Elizabeth Lane - June
Paul Moon - Bobby

Taglines: If I die before I wake

Release Date: 31 January 2012

Filming Locations: Springfield, Ohio, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $30,000 (estimated)

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User Review

80s Slasher Homage

Rating: 7/10

The Sleeper is an homage to those slasher films of the 1980s. I attended a screening of the film at the Grandview Theater in Columbus, OH a couple nights ago and a large crowd had showed up for the Ohio film makers who shot this thing in Springfield, OH. Set in 1981, the film follows a sorority house whose pretty young members and telephoned, stalked and killed by a maniac who likes to sit in the basement, drawing things on their photographs and muttering incoherently to himself. He calls up the house from time to time to let those on the other end who is next victim will be. For a very low budget movie ( the campus is virtually deserted and there are few extras in the film), this came out pretty well. The acting is not cringe worthy and The Sleeper's kills are pretty effective and gruesome in some cases. Full of all the clichés and lapses in character logic that the 80s slashers were infamous for....right up to the not-so-shocking final scene, which makes no sense plot wise, but is tacked on because that is what's expected from these films. During the Q&A after the film, the director said there was distribution deal at the moment, but hopefully some DVD label will pick this up.


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