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Last Rites (1980)

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Low budget horror film has a conspiracy of vampires in a small town(made up of the local sheriff, mortician, town doctor, and ambulance driver)creating accidents of some sort so they can ... See full summary »


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Patricia Lee Hammond ...
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Mimi Weddell ...
Mrs. Bradley
Victor Jorge ...
Dr. Cummins
Michael Lally ...
Alfred Steinel ...
Sheriff Ordell
Eric Trules ...
Gordito ...
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Rain Worthington ...
Dan Freedman ...
Suzy Brabeau ...
Young girl
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Young man
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Drowning victim


Low budget horror film has a conspiracy of vampires in a small town(made up of the local sheriff, mortician, town doctor, and ambulance driver)creating accidents of some sort so they can operate thier blood drinking dinner parties unnoticed. Written by Humberto Amador

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Dracula's Last Rites  »

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Movie lights visible above Ted's head on both left and right, as he stands up from making a phone call. They remain in the shot until he sits back down, and the camera tilts down. See more »


Referenced in The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood (1980) See more »

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Bloody hell!
2 January 2003 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Low budget horrors about a small-town undertaker who, in league with the town's doctor and sheriff, are secretly vampires feeding off accident victims and other faked fatalities. After vampirising their victims this thirsty threesome stakes the victim to prevent them becoming a vampire too.

Their shady dealings arouse the suspicions of Ted Fonda, the son-in-law of a recently deceased old lady. Then when the woman in question is not staked she escapes to becomes a bizarre comedy vampire creeping around the town scaring people.

The makers of this derivative, badly shot, badly acted and badly scripted film apparently were trying to be somewhat artistic as evidenced by the unusual camera angles employed in certain scenes. Unfortunately these unusual angles also pick up overhead microphones and miscellaneous filming equipment (left lying on the stairs in one scene), and in all the scenes that take place within the funeral home we can clearly see over the top of the sets with scaffolding, bracing planks and the studio walls and ceiling in full display.

The film also seems to be under-shot: certain scenes that one would expect to see are missing entirely. To cover this up, at several times the film slowly fades out to black... and then suddenly the action has moved forward several hours. And on two occasions the dialogue from a missing scene is played over the top of another piece of footage entirely, so when the screen shows the undertaker A. Lucard (get it?) driving to meet Ted Fonda, the soundtrack plays their conversation that is yet to occur. The film is also endlessly padded-out with unnecessary establishing shots. Throughout the film we are treated to LONG stretches of footage showing the funeral home, various street scenes, the farmhouse, the fields surrounding the house, the cows, the horses. And whenever anyone goes anywhere we see them starting their car, driving down the road, turning the corner, pulling in to park, and so on.

Credit must go to the ridiculous performance from the actor portraying the old lady who becomes the eye-rolling, frizzy-haired, mugging comedy vampire. She is a bit like Grandmama Addams except even funnier. I guess the repeated establishing shots of the old shed she is hiding in successfully padded-out the running time, as did the hilarious scenes of her ambling around the town. However after all the screen time devoted to this vampire she never does vampirise anyone.

So with its combination of laughable acting, ridiculous plotting, Halloween-style music, various on-screen goofs, pacing that is all out, wordy scenes that go nowhere and make no contribution to the plot at all, total disregard for accepted vampire lore, scenes switching from day to night to day to night (which ties in with the previous point), and a few bloody slasher-film type murders along with a several more traditional style fangings this film is a delightful must for any bad movie buff.

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