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Blood Ties (1991)

TV Movie  -   -  Horror | Thriller  -  27 May 1991 (USA)
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This film concerns the exploits of the "Carpathian American" society in Long Beach. Carpathian Americans are just like any other expatriate organization, they enjoy family get together, and... See full summary »

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Eli Chelarin
Robert Burr ...
Dragomir
Geoffrey Cascio ...
Shrike Member
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Vampire hunter #2
Ron Dortch ...
Judge Morgan
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Male S.C.A.V. talk show guest
Ann Marie Gillis ...
Cody's mom
Richard Giorla ...
Shrike member
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Marvin
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Chief Hunter
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Celia
Nicholas Kepros ...
Vasile
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Female Shrike (as Robia La Morte)
Robert Lesser ...
Talk show host Alex Smart
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Cody Puckett
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This film concerns the exploits of the "Carpathian American" society in Long Beach. Carpathian Americans are just like any other expatriate organization, they enjoy family get together, and share business opportunities (cf the Italian Americans ...). There is just one minor difference, the Carpathian Americans seem to have a predilection for drinking human blood. The film begins somewhere deep in the bible belt where teenager Cody wakes to find that intruders have just skewered his parents and are about to set fire to them for good measure. Despite being shot by a crossbow bolt Cody makes his escape from the "hunters". He remembers his parent's advice to him that if he was ever in trouble he should contact his uncle in Long Beach. The uncle turns out to be a local businessman (of an unscrupulous nature) and also a leading light in the "Carpathian American" society. Cody is introduced to other members of the society notably Harry, a crusading journalist and his non-Carpathian ... Written by Tom Longshaw <longshaw@signal.dera.gov.uk>

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Harry Martin: Said to Cody after he calls his family vampires: Vampire is such an ugly word! Don't let me hear you say that again. We're Carpathian-Americans!
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Decent watch for a vampire twist.
5 November 2000 | by (Orange, CA) – See all my reviews

Blood Ties is, as a story, an interesting look at the possible historical origin of vampire mythos and how that might have manifested itself into modern times. The "carpathians" in the film are not technically classic vampires (i.e. they walk around in daylight, etc.), but it is a fresh take on vampires for any vampire film fan. The production is par for vampire films, and the performances are of good quality.


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