Sleepless and Skedaddle

Stay awake and run like hell: that's the message of this spooky third version of the sci-fi horror classic, The Body Snatchers

Marti Malone (Gabrielle Anwar) stops at a gas station near the Army base where her family is to spend the next month. In the restroom she is surprised by a large man who stifles her cries and whispers the warning "They get you when you sleep!" His words are like a bedtime story's ultimate threat: Keep listening to this tale, my child. If you nod off before the end, you could die.

Sleep is supposed to be the kingdom of our own monsters -- that nightscape where the id, unshackled by scruple, runs wild and plays out every dreamer's scenarios of...

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