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Children of the Night (1991)

R  |   |  Horror  |  6 September 1991 (Canada)
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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
Evan MacKenzie ...
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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Storyline

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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Pray for dawn. See more »

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Rated R for horror violence and language | See all certifications »
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6 September 1991 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

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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Lucy: She's not crazy, she's a vampire!
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Referenced in The Man Who Saw Frankenstein Cry (2010) See more »

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At least it wasn't all horror!
13 August 2006 | by (WILMINGTON, NC) – See all my reviews

Vampire movies are always going to be something, a yawner or a slap on the knees. This movie was a big slap on the knees kind of horror movie, yet, there's plenty of scare factor to go along with it. You got this sleepy town that soon gets a rude awakening when two teen girls encounter a wet tomb where a bloodsucker lies. One of the girls loses her cross swimming, and the cross awakens the vampire. Does crosses keep vampires at bay? For some reason, that one didn't. And the town gets a bite out of everyone, and there's a few people who would fight back: The town drunk, Matty(Garrett Morris), Mark Gardner(Peter DeLuise, "21 Jump St.") and the friend's victim. These friends would prove potent enough to take out the bloodsuckers one by one. Matty maybe loaded, but he's not out of his mind. And Cindy's friend Lucy(Ami Dolenz) wants to get back at the vampire leader. Well the results are good, and then everyone is wondering about having wood stakes in their chests, and the surgeon is like very clueless about what went on last night. And Matty ends up not being the town drunk at all. Too bad the town pervert wasn't spared. He should have never gotten in league of vampires in the first place. This movie was good, and it was fun all the way, I would have to say much about it, that it was different from the others I've seen before. 2.5 out of 5 stars!


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