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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

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Starr Andreeff ...
Jodi Hurtz
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The Vampire
Debbie Nassar ...
La Donna
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Teacher
Athena Worthy ...
Ray Gun Girl
Tom Ruben ...
Cabby
Chuck Rhee ...
Daniel
J Bartell ...
Driver (as J. Bartell)
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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19 April 1989 (USA)  »

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Dança Macabra  »

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Trivia

Film debut of Maria Ford. See more »

Quotes

Jodi Hurtz: What are you?
The Vampire: You know.
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Connections

Remade as To Sleep with a Vampire (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

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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A very rare * * *1/2 out of 4 for a film in the horror genre.

A suicidal stripper is token hostage by a lonely vampire who tells her he is gonna kill her at sunrise, but first he makes her teach him about what people do during the daytime, but as it gets closer to sunrise their feelings for each other grow strong and the vampire and stripper form a close bond.

Intelligent, exceptionally well acted and made film by the true master of this genre in my opinion Katt Shea has largely, and unjustly been ignored for no appearant reason. The film features very good characterizations and covers many themes including love, death, guilt, and redemption. Terrific premise also. Seek this out.

Rated R; Nudity, Sexual Situations, Profanity, and Violence.


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