Ebay Find Of The Week: Promotional Buttons From ‘Sleepwalkers’ (1992)

Who doesn’t love promotional buttons?!?!?  Ok – I’m sure a lot of you don’t really love promotional buttons.  But let’s just say for the sake of this post that you do.  Well then, I found something amazing, but completely unnecessary on eBay today just for you!

s-l1600You might think those just look like some normal promotional buttons from the 1992 horror movie Sleepwalkers…….and you would actually be right.  Nothing too crazy going on here, but they do all have their own sense of flair. Sleepwalkers for all purposes is not a great movie.  But it is enjoyable in a ‘crappy horror movie’ kind of way, and these buttons just add to the flavor of that crappiness.

It seems from two of the buttons that they were really trying to hype up Clovis The Cat too.  These would make great random stocking stuffers for someone this holiday season, so if you’d like to get in on the action you can go HERE to place a bid.  And after you do, you can come back and watch the one and only scene from a horror movie where someone gets killed by a corn cob.

On Second Thought: Killing Someone With An Ear Of Corn Is Pretty Amazing

If you had to kill someone, how would you do it?  I know – that’s a heavy question for a Thursday.  But if your answer includes corn on the cob, then you’re either a hardcore vegetarian or you’ve been daydreaming about 1992’s killer human cat movie, Sleepwalkers.

I’ve spoken about this particular scene before, but it’s so random and so strange that it needs to be spoken about again.  Sleepwalkers I suppose, would be the definition of a ‘guilty pleasure’.  It has a preposterous plot, some cheesy morphing effects, and an eyebrow-raising incestuous relationship between mother and son (Mary and Charles Brady).  Only one thing could upstage incest though, and that’s a death scene that involves a delicious ear of corn.

As far as snappy one-liners go, it doesn’t get much better than “No vegetables, no dessert!“.  What the hell is up with the music though?  A bit too orchestral for a horror movie if you ask me, but then again we’re talking about a movie here where vegetables are being used as killing tools.  Pushing all of the bad shit aside from Sleepwalkers (and trust me there is plenty), this corn cob scene forgives most of it and almost single-handedly pushes the movie into cult horror status.  Not only that, but it reminds me of when I would eat corn on the cob as a child and act like I was a typewriter, munching back and forth and even making the appropriate sound effects.  Please disregard that last sentence.