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Old 01-17-2006, 04:13 PM   #1
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Tagline: Killing you would be easy, they'd rather terrify you...forever.

Plot Outline: A young man reluctantly joins a travelling "family" of evil vampires, when the girl he'd tried to seduce is part of that group.

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrian Pasdar .... Caleb Colton
Jenny Wright .... Mae
Lance Henriksen .... Jesse Hooker
Bill Paxton .... Severen
Jenette Goldstein .... Diamondback
Tim Thomerson .... Loy Colton
Joshua John Miller .... Homer
Marcie Leeds .... Sarah Colton
Kenny Call .... Deputy Sheriff
Ed Corbett .... Ticket Seller
Troy Evans .... Plainclothes Officer
Bill Cross .... Sheriff Eakers
Roger Aaron Brown .... Cajun Truck Driver
Thomas Wagner .... Bartender
Robert Winley .... Patron in Bar

Having just watched this excellent horror film,what is everyones thoughts on this "other vampire flick that came out the same time as The Lost Boys"?
Also there is talks of a "remake".

Only problem I had, was Spoiler with the blood transfusion. It was just too damn easy,and Mae I think should have parished at the end.
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Old 01-17-2006, 04:14 PM   #2
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Great flick with a poor ending.
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Old 01-17-2006, 04:17 PM   #3
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Great flick with a poor ending.
There you go.It all was on a roll...........then came that ending. The climax (demise) of the vampires was very well handled,but that just a nit-pick I guess. Also,I like how they didnt have all the usual "Vamp Cliches".
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I thought the flick overall was pretty poor. I had pretty high expectations after hearing about it and I blind-bought the DVD and I have never watched it again since I bought it about 2 years ago.

Can't say that the movie sucks, cause it doesn't, but the movie is trying to be more complicated than it really is and in the end it's just a big mess. Everything isn't bad though, the bar scene and the shootout was some great stuffs.

Besides that and Paxton's character, this movie aint much to "hooray" for. Would never recommend this to someone.
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I really like the movie, but even though I understand why they did it...the ending did annoy the shit out of me.
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I thought this was a cool movie, and I like that they were not the typical hollywood movie vampires. That bar scene was the best. The ending wasn't the greatest, and I think that could have been better. I wonder if the remake would make a better ending.
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Default Most likely a few spoilers so beware..

As much as I dig the movie, a few things just annoy the fuck out of me about it.. like the blood transfusions.. or the fact that these vampires (some of whom have been so for over a hundred years) just can't seem to keep their asses out of the sun.. especially in regards to the end of the movie. I realize they were under extreme circumstances but you'd think they'd of still been on top of that shit.. Was just a cheap ass way to go out, that and I felt the love story portion came off somewhat predictable and hokey.

The thing that keeps me coming back is the vampires themselves, especially henriksen.. he was just cool as fuck.
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Old 01-17-2006, 05:20 PM   #8
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Personally, I'm not a huge vampire fan. But this is easily my favorite vamp movie. I love the cowboy/western feel and Paxton and Hendricksen are awesome as always.
If you get the DVD, be sure to check out the hour-long documentary on Disc 2. Lots of goofy stories and stuff from the cast.
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Old 01-17-2006, 05:34 PM   #9
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I love this movie just finished watching it earlier with my son its right behind From Dusk Till Dawn of my fav vampire flicks.
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this is most likely my favorite vampire movie... it sure beats lost boys by many leagues!
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