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Vampire Journals -- Avenging vampire stalks a king of the vampires in Eastern Europe, slaughters anyone who gets in his way.

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Ted Nicolaou (written by)
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Release Date:
14 August 1997 (Germany) See more »
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Tagline:
The hunt has begun...
Plot:
Avenging vampire stalks a king of the vampires in Eastern Europe, slaughters anyone who gets in his way. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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If you're a pretty girl in Bucharest, stick to crocheting. See more (44 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Jonathon Morris ... Ash
David Gunn ... Zachary
Kirsten Cerre ... Sofia
Starr Andreeff ... Iris
Ilinca Goia ... Cassandra (as Ilinka Goya)
Constantin Barbulescu ... Vampire (as Costica Barbulescu)
Mihai Dinvale ... Dimitri
Dan Condurache ... Anton
Mihai Niculescu ... Walter
Petre Moraru ... General
Rodica Lupu ... Rebecca
Floriela Grappini ... Serena
Diana Lupan ... Angelica
Maria Dimitrache-Caraman ... Oracle (as Maria Caraman)
Elvira Deatcu ... Dreamy Girl
Liliana Popovici ... Prostitute
Alice Balaianu ... Dreamy Young Girl 1
Crina Matei ... Dreamy Young Girl 2
Cristina Oancea ... Teenage Girl
Lucia Burcovischi ... Janitor
Oana Florea ... Friend of Sophia
Cosmin Sofron ... Friend of Sophia
Alexandru Itcus ... Foppish Vampire
Florin Irimia ... Foppish Vampire
Constantin Draganescu ... Croupier
Florinel Piersic ... Alexander
Cristian Motiu ... Doorman
Bogdan Voda ... Young Man
Liviu Craciun ... Older Man
Mihaela Mihai ... Decadent Vampire
Antonella Zaharia ... Decadent Vampire (as Antoaneta Zaharia)
Freddy Onofrei ... Decadent Vampire
Gabi Andronache ... Decadent Vampire (as Gabriel Andronache)
Tatiana Sorbala ... Stunning Woman
Mihaela Bilisica ... Stunning Woman
Anca Marcu ... Stunning Woman
Luminita Pusca ... Stunning Woman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Denish ... Popescu (uncredited)
Gelu Nitu ... Police captain (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ted Nicolaou 
 
Writing credits
Ted Nicolaou (written by)

Produced by
Charles Band .... executive producer
Kirk Edward Hansen .... co-producer
Oana Paunescu .... producer
Vlad Paunescu .... producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Kosinski 
 
Cinematography by
Adolfo Bartoli 
 
Film Editing by
Gregory Sanders 
 
Casting by
Perry Bullington 
Robert MacDonald 
 
Production Design by
Valentin Calinescu 
 
Art Direction by
Viorel Ghenea 
 
Costume Design by
Oana Paunescu 
 
Makeup Department
Daniela Busoiu .... key makeup artist
Mark Rappaport .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Gabi Antal .... production manager: Romania
Radu Badica .... unit production manager
Lazar Djokic .... post-production supervisor
Kirk Edward Hansen .... production manager: USA
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cristian Ciurea .... first assistant director
Catalin Ciutu .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Ionel Popa .... property master
Ionel Popa .... propmaker
Ica Varna .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Keith Burhans .... dialogue editor
Patrick M. Griffith .... supervising sound editor
Lisa Hannan .... sound effects editor
Chris M. Jacobson .... foley artist
Eric Jaffe .... sound effects editor
Michael Jonascu .... sound effects editor
John Kohlbrenner .... sound effects editor
P. Moran .... dialogue editor
Paul N.J. Ottosson .... sound effects editor
Debby VanPoucke .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Christopher Bergschneider .... special effects (as Chris Bergschneider)
 
Visual Effects by
Michael F. Hoover .... digital artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Calin Catalin .... gaffer
Lucian Iordache .... second assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mihaela David .... assistant costume designer
Doina Raducut .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
David C. Whitten .... color timer
 
Music Department
Tim Isle .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Eugen Dinca .... production assistant
Cornelia Stefan .... script supervisor
 

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Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, and for nudity
Runtime:
82 min | 92 min (DVD)
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Certification:
Australia:M | Germany:16 | UK:18 (video premiere) | USA:R
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Quotes:
Club Door Man:Sorry, sir, it's a private club.
Zachery:That's quite all right, gentlemen, I'm a private man.
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Spin off from Bloodlust: Subspecies III (1994) (V)See more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
If you're a pretty girl in Bucharest, stick to crocheting., 10 February 2001
Author: Ted-101 from New York

In this eerie and gothic thriller, Zachary, (David Gunn) a vampire tormented by his nightly existence, seeks to destroy all the undead in his bloodline. In the city of Bucharest, he tracks down the master vampire known as "Ash" (Jonathan Morris) and plots to penetrate Ash's heavily defended fortress. Ash becomes enamoured with Sofia, (Kirsten Cerre) a beautiful young pianist, lures her to his decadent "Club Muse" and kidnaps her. Zachary must find a way to rescue her and destroy Ash and his disciples at the same time.

Vampire Journals takes a slight detour from the excellent Full Moon "Subspecies" series which features the master vampire Radu, and his stubborn and defiant disciple, Michelle. This film has better production values and a far larger cast than any of the 4 subspecies movies, and rivals them in quality. All of these films are highly under-rated, and are far superior to most of the vampire movies that have been made in the states in the past 20 years. This would include the Eddie Murphy stinker, Carpenter's "Vampires", and even rivals "Interview With a Vampire".

Vampire Journals is moody and gothic. Just watching Ash walking thru the night with his deadly mistress, Cassandra, (Ilinka Goya) is a treat. Cassandra'a seduction and ravishing of a young man near a cemetery gate is erotic and chilling. Kirsten Cerre is beautiful and perfect as the chaste and strong-willed Sofia who fights Ash to the last in an effort to save her soul. David Gunn's performance, full of brooding, loneliness, and submerged fury toward Ash and his disciples, sets the tone that drives the film forward.

Ted Nicolai, the director, can't resist being tacky and excessive with the blood and gore from time to time, which is even more of a problem with him in the Subspecies films, but he doesn't do too much damage here. Nicolai is better at characterization and developing vampire culture than he is at plot development, but there's enough of a story here to keep us interested.

This is a good vampire film, and a little bit like Hammer in some respects, though much better than anything Christopher Lee did after Horror of Dracula. And this film crushes most of the vampire trash that's been made in the states in recent years.

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