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Dance of the Damned (1989)

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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Cast overview:
Starr Andreeff ...
Jodi Hurtz
The Vampire
Debbie Nassar ...
La Donna
Athena Worthy ...
Ray Gun Girl
Tom Ruben ...
Chuck Rhee ...
J Bartell ...
Driver (as J. Bartell)
Paisley Yankolovich ...
Skinhead (as Paisley)
Eric Coplin ...
Dov Rudnick ...


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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Release Date:

19 April 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dança Macabra  »

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Did You Know?


The cast and crew averaged 14 to 16 hours per day throughout the shooting of the film. See more »


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


The Dance
Music and Lyrics by Gary Stockdale and Tim Daly
Performed by Gary Stockdale
Saxophone solos by Sam Riley
Guitar solos by Pat Kelley
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Excellent psychological thriller!!
3 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Unfortunately this is one of the flicks that popular critics might toss aside for the cast of unknowns but I have to say if you are into a deep psychological brain yank...this flick does it well.

It starts by making you think about who you might deem worthless to society and who the real monsters are...then at the end you get this twist that will leave you stunned.

You can't find it on Netflix or at any rental stores but it's actually worth buying and putting in your collection. It will be one of those movies that you will ask all of your friends if they've seen it or not then you'll proceed to throwing it in the player.

You'll want to share this with anyone who enjoys a tastefully done vampire flick with all of the literal horror and hokum taken out.

It hits on the emotional and gives one insight on themselves.

Watch it..you won't regret it and you'll be talking about it for a long time to come. I saw it for the first time over ten years ago and still refer to it as one of the best movies I've ever seen.

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