In 1964 two high school friends, Brice and Cleveland leave their suburban neighborhood in Michigan to spend the summer in the countryside before going off to college. They are befriended by... See full summary »
The Space Shuttle returns to earth, but some of the equipment brought back on it begins to behave strangely. Scientists are unsure what is happening, and decide to take all necessary ... See full summary »
In the seedy part of Los Angeles, a man who writes poetry has spent six months without leaving his apartment because of his paranoid delusions involving sadistic doctors, rappers, and ... See full summary »
A film director tries to cope with his frantic producer, too-amorous actors, and a disaster-prone crew as he rushes to get his deeply symbolic hockey movie "Dolores" done in time for the ... See full summary »
Jack Stiles, American spy stationed on a South Pacific island in the early 19th century, teams up with no nonsense British agent Emilia Rothschild to stop Napoleon's colonizing efforts. Jack's alter ego is the Zorro-esque Daring Dragoon.
Angela Marie Dotchin,
Menno is a computer programmer at The Resort, an enormous funhouse where people can live out their fantasies in virtual reality. Feeding their personal data into a software program called ... See full summary »
Frank Banner used to specialize in helping Soviet spies defect safely to the West. Banner's wife was shot to death aiding such an escape. Now, with the Cold War over, Banner is called upon ... See full summary »
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 »
A small town located in the American West is improbably inhabited entirely by vampires who exist on artificial blood produced by a plasma-manufacturing plant. In this way they can live without having to kill people and co-exist peacefully. But one faction decides that it is time to resort to their true nature, this results in a civil war of sorts between the good and bad vampires.
This one was directed by Anthony Hickox who is probably most well remembered for the comedy horror Waxwork (1998). I personally found that film to be something of a disappointment and in contrast found Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat to be quite a bit better than I expected and a lot more enjoyable than Waxwork. It's one of those films from the late 80's / early 90's that could be described as a hybrid-western, in this case a combo of western, horror and comedy. I only really heard of it this year and thought it slightly surprising that I hadn't been aware of it back in the day, as I couldn't see how me and my teenage buddies would have not wanted to see a Bruce Campbell horror comedy back then. But it seems that maybe it wasn't due to our own lack of awareness and more to do with this one kind of going under the radar a bit. I can't really understand why to be honest as it covers quite a lot of ground pretty effectively and was definitely good fun, if not exactly essential stuff. Whatever the case, it definitely benefits quite a bit in having such a good cast. Campbell is in more restrained form that usual as a dopey vampire hunter, B-Movie king David Carradine is the chief vampire leader, Maxwell Caulfield of Dynasty and Colbys TV fame puts in a pretty spirited performance as one of the main evil vampires, renowned character actor M. Emmet Walsh is as reliable as ever as a slightly world weary older vampire and future Twin Peaks actor Dana Ashbrook appears as one of the victims. All-in-all, a pretty fun time is to be had with this one, a film that deserves a little more love.
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