The government sets up a Zombie squad after an epidemic has made the world run rampant with living corpses. Raimi, Mercer, Kuller, and others head off to Ohio to try and find a cure to the ... See full summary »
After a tragic car accident that killed his wife, a man discovers he can communicate with the dead to con people but when a demonic spirit appears, he may be the only one who can stop it from killing the living and the dead.
Michael J. Fox,
The evil vampire villain Radu returns to his hometown Prejnar, after spending years in exile. He steals the precious blood stone which is said to be bleeding from all saints, from his ... See full summary »
In the first bat scene it is mentioned that when in bat form vampires are nude, and this is verified in the following scene where Shane attempts to rape Sarah. However, this is ignored for the remainder of the film, with vampires switching forms while remaining fully clothed regularly. See more »
I was leery of this one- the same director had been responsible for the inept, tasteless and repulsive WAXWORK. That film and SUNDOWN are night and day - so to speak. This is a very funny comedy about a group of vampires attempting to go straight, holed up in a western town, hiding under sun block, big hats and sunglasses and using a substitute blood drink to avoid reverting to the old ways. Of course a rebel group is about just that. Then a few human strangers wander into town and all hell breaks loose.
I'd never seen Bruce Campbell before and thought he was just hilarious
more so for being strikingly handsome enough to be a romantic leading
man. Any actor who will play against his looks (ala Johnny Depp) has my vote. I found David Carradine rather poor, however. John Ireland is fine as the leader of the rebel pack and Maxwell Caulfield has his moments as the lecherous Shane (western pun intended). The fun score begins with a Jerome Moross (THE BIG COUNTRY) musical quote and parodies the western scoring genre all the way. A disappointment was the merely brief appearance of Christopher Bradley as biker, Chaz,(resembling the early George Michael of WHAM days), who has about five scenes and disappears in a few minutes time. The character looked intriguing, but I imagine the editors dropped an entire story line during the final cut.
This is a surprisingly good, fun and tasteful horror comedy show and is recommended.
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