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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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Writer:
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 »
User Reviews:
Overlooked Gem: Among the best Vampire movies ever! 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)

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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Movie Connections:
Edited into Decadent Evil (2005) (V)See more »

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16 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Overlooked Gem: Among the best Vampire movies ever!, 28 December 2005

Underrated Director Ted Nicolau, a Full Moon entertainment veteran, made a step forward in his vampire universe with this movie that sadly has been overlooked as time goes by. "Vampire Journals" is probably the best movie produced by Full Moon, and easily ranks among the best vampire movies ever.

The movie tells the story of Zachary (played by David Gunn), a vampire who has vowed to exterminate as many of his specie as he can since his life as one of the undead has given him nothing but tragedies. In his hunting, he finds Ash (Jonathon Morris), a vampire master who controls a club and loves the music. Things get complicated when both of them fall in love with a beautiful pianist named Sofia (Kirsten Cerre).

The most remarkable feature of the movie, is the perfect combination of camera-work, edition and music to create a Gothic feeling that remains through the movie, making it look as a beautiful canvas despite its low budget. Every visual aspect of the movie is of a supernatural beauty, as if the locations were a character too.

Ted Nicolau creates a superb movie that improves in all aspects what he had already accomplished with his other vampire movies, the "Subspecies" series. The SFX are great for the budget and never seem out of place, the movie retains that Gothic surreal feeling without sacrificing anything.

The acting is really good, although nothing special. David Gunn carries the film with grace but is Jonathon Morris who steals the show as the vampire Ash. Worth to mention is the performance of the beautiful Ilinca Goia, who in her limited screen time captures the attention of the viewer not only with her looks, but her performance as well.

Of course, nothing is perfect, the movie keeps that "low-budget" feeling that most of the 90s Full Moon movies carried, but is admirable the effort of Nicolau to make the most of what he got. Also, the script feels too short, leaving the audience wanting to see more of this marvelous Gothic universe. Indeed, the movie demands a prequel and a sequel in order to have the story fully developed.

To summarize, this movie was a pleasant surprise, as it is a worthy addition to every fan of the vampire sub-genre. An outstanding effort by director Ted Nicolau. Best Full Moon picture ever. 8.5/10

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