Alice Krige played the shapeshifting mother/vampire/ werercat in Stephen King’s Sleepwalkers. Both her and her son have to feed off the blood of a virgin to keep living and Krige stops at nothing to ensure the survival of her son. Krige was great in the role – creepy, unnatural and super intense as a mother who is also in love with her son.
This movie stayed with me not totally because of Krige but also because of the otherworldy sounding song Sleep Walk that set such a weird tone. Krieg went on to star in more horror movies ( Habitat, The Calling, Ghost Story) but it’e her role as the Borg Queen!!! in Star Trek: First Contact that I’ll always remember.
I also just saw her in a BBC movie called Page 8 with Bill Nighy. She’s still playing incredibly strong, loyal and intelligent characters. It was great to see her alongside talent like Nighy’s – I’m a huge fan of his!
Here’s the eerie song from Sleepwalkers – Sleepwalk - recorded in 1959 by Santo&Johnny.