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Dance of the Damned (1989)

 -  Drama | Horror | Romance  -  19 April 1989 (USA)
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A vampire follows his instincts to a strip joint where he focuses in on one of the performers. He picks her for his meal because she is contemplating suicide, but he wants to share her life... See full summary »

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Starr Andreeff ...
Jodi Hurtz
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The Vampire
Debbie Nassar ...
La Donna
Maria Ford ...
Teacher
Athena Worthy ...
Ray Gun Girl
Tom Ruben ...
Chuck Rhee ...
Daniel
J. Bartell ...
Driver
Paisley Yankolovich ...
Skinhead (as Paisley)
Eric Coplin ...
Punk
Dov Rudnick ...
Paperboy
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A vampire follows his instincts to a strip joint where he focuses in on one of the performers. He picks her for his meal because she is contemplating suicide, but he wants to share her life before taking it, and during the course of the evening they discuss their differences, their fears, and their lifestyles. As the moment of truth approaches, the woman becomes less sure that she wants to die. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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He has the power of eternal life but she can kill him with one night of passion. See more »


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Film debut of Maria Ford. See more »

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Jodi Hurtz: What are you?
The Vampire: You know.
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Remade as To Sleep with a Vampire (1993) See more »

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Doomed Fangs of Romance
28 February 2011 | by (the Doomed Megalopolis of Blasphemous Technoids) – See all my reviews

Not your average run-of-the-mill vampire movie, so at least that's something. Don't expect vampire-action, bat-like facial transformations or bloody killings in general from "Dance of the Damned" or you'll be disappointed. What we get here is more like a TV-drama play, with a bit of 80's cheesiness and nudity added for good measurement. Pretty much a 'doomed romance' type thing about a non-vampire stripper and a vampire-yuppie. One wants to die, the other one will have to die if that other one doesn't die. Something like that. Starr Andreef is damn sexy in this one (and she shows plenty of skin - yes, the top comes off) and it has an ending that will leave you hanging in there (in a neither-here-nor-there kinda way). Certainly worth a watch if you're into offbeat vampire movies (more like the cheesy romance ones, not the edgy arty ones). And it's at least about 5 times better than that awful Andrew Stevens vampire-vehicle "Red Blooded American Girl" from 1990 (I've said it before & I'll say it again: avoid movies with Andrew Stevens playing the leading role in them). Anyway, he's not in "Dance of the Damned", so you're safe to watch it.


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