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Children of the Night (1991)

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A schoolteacher teams up with with a priest to stop a town being overrun by vampires.

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Mark Gardner
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Lucy Barrett
Maya McLaughlin ...
Cindy Thompson
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Frank Aldin
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Czakyr
Shirley Spiegler Jacobs ...
Grandma
Josette DiCarlo ...
Officer Gates
Lloyd J. Kalicki ...
Billy
Daniel Arthur Wray ...
Doc Fisher
Roger Perkovich ...
Gus Willman
Ray Maurin ...
Mayor Horton
Stacy Montezon ...
Jessica
Bekki Vallin ...
Jessica's Mom
Butch Mounce ...
The Milkman
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Cindy and Lucy are eighteen and going away to college. As a ritual they must rid themselves of the dirt of their small home town (Allburg) by swimming in an abandoned church crypt. They jump in and begin talking about sex when Lucys crucifix falls into the water and drifts down to land on Czakyr's (an ancient vampire) head, apparently waking him up. Some time onwards a school teacher from a nearby town, Mark, gets directed to Allburg to help Lucy and her grandmother, who are suspected to be in trouble. Lucy becomes the target of a town turned vampire because of her 'virgin blood'. Mark, Lucy and an old wino shack up in an abandoned building outside of town but eventually get lured back to Allburg by the locals. There, with a giant glowing cross spearing the front of their Toyota, they take the town on and battle Czakyr. They win and life is restored to its original normalcy. Written by K. Wedgwood

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Rated R for horror violence and language | See all certifications »
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Crianças da Noite  »

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The school with the flagpole on top is actually a feed store in Rhinelander Wi. See more »

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Jessica's Mother: This is blasphemous literature! I'd rather Jessica be illiterate than to have her reading about defiant, perverse, Godless souls!
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A Funny Vampire Movie
20 February 2012 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In the quiet town of Allburg, USA, Lucy Barret (Ami Dolenz) and her grandmother Hillary Barret (Shirley Spiegler Jacobs) welcome Lucy's friend Cindy Thompson (Maya McLaughlin), who lives with her mother Karen Thompson (Karen Black) in River Junction and will spend a couple of days with Lucy. Cindy invites Lucy to go to swim in the crypt of the church on the Cherry Street, in River Junction, in a weird ritual. When the teenagers are swimming, an evil creature is revived and attacks Cindy.

Later, in River Junction, Father Frank Alden (Evan MacKenzie) summons his friend and school teacher Mark Gardner (Peter DeLuise) and shows Cindy and Karen locked in a room turned into vampires. Father Alden asks Mark to travel to Allburg to find the source of vampirism.

Mark arrives late night at Hillary's house and he finds that Lucy is trapped in her room since her grandmother has also turned into a vampire. Sooner Mark and Lucy learn that the locals of Allburg has turned into vampires by the ancient vampire Czakyr, who is thirsty of the virgin blood of Lucy, and the only chance to save the dwellers is destroying the powerful vampire.

"Children of the Night" is a funny vampire movie, with a weird story that combines horror and comedy and released in Brazil only on VHS. The result is uneven but entertains in many moments with funny situations. Who in the hell would bath in a crypt with corpses like the two teenagers do in the beginning of the story? And the grandma removing her denture and showing rotten vampire canines? I could list many bizarre and hilarious situations but better off watching this flick. I saw for the first time on 15 November 2000 and today I decided to watch it again. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Crianças da Noite" ("Children of the Night")


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