#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Rich couple Angela & Richard travel to the home of brother and sister Alex and Marion for dinner but end up clashing with their hosts over their different views. And when a destructive storm ruins their dinner plans they go out to a restaurant where they meet strange owner (Fulton MacKay) and his employee, As the foursome continue to argue the tension rises and the night takes a bloody turn for the worst.
Plot: Saxon Logan’s extraordinary 49 minute featurette pitches four people into a class war situation with a vicious sting in the tale.
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A somewhat left-field and obscure British horror
It has to be said that this one definitely qualifies as something of an oddity. I really hadn’t even heard of it but having now seen it I have a better understanding of just why it is so obscure. For one thing, it clocks in with the odd run-time of 50 minutes which sort of puts it in a kind of no man’s land between being a short and feature-length, i.e. it’s too short to be a main movie but too long to work as a support feature. So I guess this fact was working against it right from the get go. Whatever the case, this one was long thought to be lost, with many people even questioning if it had even been made at all. Which makes its recent re-emergence a very good thing and having now seen it myself I would have to classify this as a definite interesting oddity which is certainly a strange one. The story is revolves around an awkward social gathering. Alex and Marion, a middle-aged brother and sister who live together, are paid a visit at their cottage in the country by a city couple, Richard and Angela. They all go out for dinner and tensions rise between the socialist idealist Alex and the capitalist realist Richard. Once back at the house things turn sinister in the night.
This one is not only marked out by its unusual run-time but also by its odd combination of cynical social commentary with straight-ahead horror material. The former is covered with the clash between the two couples, one representing two sides of Britain – the old traditional slightly complacent side and the other the upwardly mobile new Thatcherite strain which was dominant in the 80’s. So it is a clash between old and new, left against right. While it paints Richard as being pretty abhorrent, it’s also true that he is also shown to be honest in his selfishness, whereas Alex is shown to be weak, out-of-touch and not as principled as he thinks he is. In other words it’s quite a nuanced and complex portrayal of these characters that avoids being too obvious. So there is a reasonable amount going on before we even get to the horror bit which kicks in near the end, when the film enters more-or-less slasher territory. It’s certainly an unusual combination which works well largely because it’s kind of unpredictable. It has an interesting script, some good acting and some effective atmosphere. In other words, it’s quite a fascinating oddball film. Because of the limited run-time, it perhaps doesn’t make as much of its set-up as it could have but, at the same time, unlike a lot of movies it hardly overstays its welcome either. Overall, Sleepwalker proves to be a worthwhile movie for those seeking 80’s horror films on the more unusual side of the spectrum.
An odd but absorbing experience
Siblings Marion (Heather Page) and Alex (Comrades (1986) director Bill Douglas in a rare acting role) share a crumbling cottage in the countryside. With Alex seemingly under constant stress due to his writing job, their relationship is somewhat strained, and things get worse when they are visited out of the blue by city-dwelling husband and wife Richard (Nickolas Grace) and Angela (Joanna David). Richard in an appalling, outspoken yuppie with a fondness for homophobic slights, and tensions mount as they go out for a dinner and the alcohol starts to flow. Afterwards back at the house, things start to get weird when somebody starts to sleepwalk with murderous in mind.
Re-released recently as part of the BFI’s ‘Flipside’ series, which celebrates anything British, obscure and bizarre, Sleepwalker is an extremely odd yet mostly absorbing experience. While the tone is certainly British, the style is distinctly Italian. The first two- thirds consists of amusing, well-scripted character building, as the foursome clash and size each other up, while the remaining portion set back at the house goes into full-blown horror mode, turning the relatively small house into a disorientating labyrinth. It’s a giallo at heart, with the work of Dario Argento in particular no doubt an influence on director Saxon Logan (cool name). Running at just over 50 minutes, the movie passes by in a flash and will probably leave you scratching your head when the screen fades to black, but it’s also a film that didn’t leave my mind for days afterwards, and left me itching to experience it again.
Original Language en
Runtime 51 min
Director Saxon Logan
Writer Saxon Logan, John Varnom, Michael Keenan
Actors Joanna David, Nickolas Grace, Heather Page
Country United Kingdom
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Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
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