Saturn's Core

At Dawn They Sleep

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This special limited edition spot gloss slipcover is limited to 2,000 units and is only available on our website and at select indie retailers. Absolutely no major retailers will be stocking them.

Saturn's Core Audio & Video is a New Jersey based home video label devoted to releasing underground oddities and shot on video cinema on VHS, and now, blu-ray discs! In partnership with OCN Distribution, Saturn's Core will exhume forgotten or under-seen genre cinema from the 80s and 90s, with an emphasis on SOV horror features. Vinegar Syndrome’s sister company, OCN Distribution, is thrilled to be representing this diverse and unique home video line!

When a drug deal goes awry, best friends Stephen and Ian find themselves at odds with a rival crime outfit. Soon after, their lives are turned upside down when they spend a lust filled night with two beautiful women who turn out to be bloodthirsty angelic vampires. Once the vampiric transformation takes hold, Stephen and Ian use their newfound bloodlust and immortality to enact a gore soaked revenge on their backstabbing adversaries. But when Stephen makes a pact with a demon to hunt down and exterminate the angels that spawned him, the former friends must battle to the death as the ultimate fate of mankind hangs in the balance.

In what is perhaps the ultimate mashup of ‘90s genre film tropes, At Dawn They Sleep from Massachusetts based video auteur Brain Paulin (Bone Sickness, Fetus, Blood Pigs) seamlessly fused the vampire mystique, Hong Kong style gunplay, practical splatter FX, and salacious eroticism into a post-Tarantino crime caper. Always notoriously innovative, Paulin packed his micro-budget production with car stunts, miniatures, body burns, full frontal female nudity, somber autumn vibes, and his trademark show stopping practical gore and creature FX; not to mention a blistering black metal soundtrack featuring Dawn, Usurper, War, & Arckanum. Saturn’s Core is proud to present At Dawn They Sleep in its first ever, director approved Blu-Ray edition, newly paired with Paulin’s scarce debut SOV gore epic Reap of Evil (1994) which arrives accompanied by a wealth of extras of its own!

directed by: Brian Paulin
starring: Rich George, Brian Paulin, Rob Cupertino, Jen Glendye, Jill Cordeiro
1999 / 77 min / 1.33:1 / English DTS-HD MA 2.0

Additional info:

  • Region Free Blu-ray
  • New 2023 audio commentary with writer / director Brian Paulin & actor / producer Rich George
  • Archival 2004 commentary with writer / director Brian Paulin & actor / producer Rich George
  • “Outbreak of Evil: The Making of At Dawn They Sleep” -new 2023 featurette with writer / director Brian Paulin & actor / producer Rich George
  • Archival making-of featurette
  • Outtakes
  • “Scenes That Hurt” -archival blooper reel
  • Photo gallery
  • Morbid Visions Films trailer vault
  • Reversible cover art featuring newly commissioned artwork by Eerie Crypts
  • English SDH & Spanish subtitles
  • BONUS MOVIE: REAP OF EVIL (94 min.) -director Brian Paulin’s debut 1994 SOV gore epic (SD) with optional audio commentary featuring director Brian Paulin & actor Rich George
  • New 2023 Reap of Evil making-of featurette