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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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Cody Puckett: Do I live forever? If I bite someone, do they become one of us?
Harry Martin: Where'd you pick up all this crap? Didn't your parents teach you anything?
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Great Fun for Vamp Lovers!
25 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

I really think this movie presented night-time soap opera quality. It should have been made into a series. It shedded new light on the idea of vampyrs. The type in Blood Ties were born into darkness but, made choices on the direction of their being. If they kill or not. It also brought an interesting viewpoint of Lilith's nature and legend. She was said to be the first feminist. But, in Blood Ties she was also the birthing device of hell's children and the counterpart to slavic Dracula. I wish they would continue on this path with the subject of vampyrs.


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