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Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (1989)

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Reclusive vampires lounge in a lonely American town. They wear sun cream to protect themselves. A descendant of Van Helsing arrives with hilarious consequences.

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Reclusive vampires lounge in a lonely American town. They wear sun cream to protect themselves. A descendant of Van Helsing arrives with hilarious consequences. Written by <robin.poole@octacon.co.uk>

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They're mean. They're ornery. They're vampires. See more »

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2 November 1991 (Japan)  »

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This movie makes it very clear that vampires do not have reflections, but in the scene when Shane corners Sarah Harrison in the bedroom (about 1:25 into the movie), we can see his legs in the mirror on the far wall. See more »

Quotes

Mort Bisby: Only got two choices - kill 'em or convert 'em.
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References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

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Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)
Written by Dootsie Williams
Performed by Jess Harnell
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Great movie
29 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

But then again--I LOVE Plan 9 From Outer Space, Rocky Horror, Mars Attacks, and any other number of "comic" horror movies. Even ones (like Plan 9) that weren't MEANT to be funny.

David Carradine and John Ireland are great as the leaders of opposing factions within the vamp community. And E. Emmet just turns in a GREAT job as a grouchy old curmudgeonly vamp, who's excuse for "eating" a tourist was--he P***ed me off. (of course the tourist would have p.o.ed ANYONE off.) And the love story between the Van Helsing grandson (played to the hilt by Bruce Campbell) and a female vamp was just too funny for words.

And, as a very fair skinned person who has NEVER had a sun tan--but lots and lots and lots of sunburns--I'd LOVE to know where to get that SPF 1000 sunscreen.


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