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Vampire Journals -- A 19th century vampire stalks a more powerful vampire lord in his quest to gain revenge over the death of his mistress. In his search for the vampire lord in Eastern Europe, he kills many of his servants and fellow vampires while cursing another to vampirism as well.
Vampire Journals -- Avenging vampire stalks a king of the vampires in Eastern Europe, slaughters anyone who gets in his way.


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14 August 1997 (Germany) See more »
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  (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
82 min | 92 min (DVD)
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Germany:16 | UK:18 (video premiere) | USA:R
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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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15 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Truly a classic vampire tale, 21 April 2003
Author: Katatonia from Missouri

You've got to give credit to Ted Nicolau for creating a somewhat separate vampire world from the Subspecies world he had previously mastered, and still manage to be original and engaging.

Here we have a movie that was actually filmed in Romania (as Subspecies were) and has that gothic renaissance quality about it. A beautiful low-budget film that puts to shame such mainstream atrocities as Interview With A Shampooer.

Jonathon Morris who plays Ash is such a great actor beyond description. He really should be in more films, but i guess he prefers the classical stage acting field of work. We did get to see him again in Subspecies 4 reprising his signature role of Ash, so that was a welcome addition to the franchise. David Gunn also does a marvelous job as Zachery, the vampire (and vampire slayer) torn between the two worlds.

It would have been nice if there would have been a sequel or two to Vampire Journals, i suppose that died in the monetary problems at Full Moon in recent years. Alas, we still have this excellent movie for posterity through the blood.

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