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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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Cast

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

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Crianças da Noite  »

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Karen Black and Garrett Morris were the first and only choices for their roles. See more »

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Karen Thompson: Feeling regretful, Frank? Well, I guess that's pretty standard in your line of work. I'll never apologize for the way I am. I like it. If I want someone's blood I'll take it. And I'm not ashamed of what I am and what I want and how I want it, and I want you. My soul, my flesh craves you.
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Not great but worth a 3 AM viewing
4 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is by no means at the top of its genre. In fact the genre may have been better off if this movie hadn't been made. That said it is a fun movie (I should mention that I am one of those people that can enjoy a bad movie all the while knowing it's a horrible film). I first saw it on Sci-Fi channel at 3 AM and then a few months later saw it in the same time slot again. I watched it in its entirety straight through and enjoyed both viewings.

The story is by no means completely hole-free; a lot of the plot involves suspending not only disbelief but also a fair bit of common sense. The acting was definitely B-movie grade but not horrible. The cinematography is also a bit lacking, it feels like the director was trying tell too much of the story with his camera angles and lighting (possibly because of the lack of range of emotions most of the actors seem able to display).

All in all I recommend this movie as certainly better than anything else that you are likely to see in its timeslot. It is worth a look if you really like horror movies no matter how bad, or are in the mood for a fun, bad movie.


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