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Desire, the Vampire (1982)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Horror | Thriller  -  15 November 1982 (USA)
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A Los Angeles student working as a coroner's assistant falls in love with a strange young woman.

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David Balsiger
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Detective Jerry Van Ness
Marilyn Jones ...
Cheryl Gillen
Barbara Stock ...
Mona
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Milton King
James Victor ...
Dr. Herrera
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Anne Bloom ...
Marge Bookman
Linda Lawrence ...
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Adele Rosse ...
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Larry
James Oliver ...
Restaurant Manager
Ann Blessing ...
Pat
John Bennick ...
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Nigel Bullard ...
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A Coroner's assistant (who is also a law student) gets involved in a strange case involving his girlfriend's place of employment (a hospital) and Vampires after Milton King is drained of his blood. Strange things happen as a defrocked priest tries to thwart all efforts to solve this case. Written by George Britt <georgebritt@hotmail.com>

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The movie was originally titled "I, Desire", when it premiered on ABC in 1982. See more »

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Marge Bookman: Pat! Pat, your ride's here and my feet are killing me.
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The American werewolf vs a sexy vampire.
2 May 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Superior made for television movie that bears a more than passing resemblence to the newer and triter "Def by Temptation". "I Desire" stars David Naughton fresh from his impressive performance in "American Werewolf in London", as David Balsiger, a Los Angeles morgue attendant who notices a series of bodies that cross his station appear to be victims of a vampire. He initially discounts this possibility but as more bodies come in he undertakes a personel investigation into the matter.

Eventually his snooping leads him into a near fatal confrontation with a decidedly female fiend.

Foolishly, he tells the authorities of his encounter and is promptly dismissed as a crank. His fellow morgue attendants get wind of the story and play some morbid but convincing hoaxes on him. Even his girlfriend doubts him, suggesting he seek professional help.

Balsiger is just starting to doubt his sanity when a priest shows up and confirms his suspicions. The priest, who has tracked the killer from its last murder spree in New Orleans tells the young man what they are dealing with is more than a mere vampire.

The beast is actually the demonic personification of lustful desire. Taking the form of a beautiful woman the creature poses as a prostitute and uses the art of seduction to corrupt the souls of men. Only a truly righteous man, the priest informs him, can hope to resist the demon's wiles and thus combat it.

Armed with this knowledge Balsiger sets forth to battle the beast in an all or nothing showdown of good versus evil.

Being a made for television film overt sexuality and gore are thankfully nonexistant. Instead the movie wisely concentrates on characterization and quality plot development.


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