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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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Sandy
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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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There's two kinds of folks in Purgatory. Vampires and lunch. See more »

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2 November 1991 (Japan)  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Robert Van Helsing: Once a bloodsucker, always a bloodsucker.
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References Theatre of Blood (1973) See more »

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Sadie Lou
Written by Sugar Hall
Performed by Woody Thorne
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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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