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Modern Vampires (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Horror | Romance  -  7 May 1999 (Spain)
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A borderline fascistic Dr. Van Helsing unwittingly hires crack smoking gang-bangers to pursue the decadent vampires who secretly control Hollywood and the United States.

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Count Dracula is in L.A., running a hideous club scene, and he's angry that a rogue vampire, posing as a streetwalker, is slashing. He's also unhappy that Dallas, a youthful undead and former protégé, is in town. The rogue slasher, Nico, serendipitously picks Dallas as a victim; after discovering each other's nature, they become lovers. In fear of the Count, Dallas's coterie urges him to kill Nico, but he refuses. Meanwhile, a Viennese vampire hunter, Van Helsing, arrives in L.A. and hires the Crips to help him. They're soon following Nico and Dallas. When they capture her, Dallas wants to deal: spare Nico and he'll lead the hunters to Dracula. It's time for stake and bake. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for vampire violence and gore, sexuality, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Modern Vampires is a darkly comic social satire, not a straight-ahead vampire movie. Due to the way film was marketed, some unsuspecting viewers, thinking they were going to see a straight-ahead vampire film, may not have gotten what they expected. See more »

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Nico: I never knew vampires could do sex.
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Big Red Rocket of Love
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Performed by The Reverend Horton Heat
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Better than you might expect
4 April 2003 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

Matthew Bright and Richard Elfman team up yet again to give hollywood the middle finger in this over-the-top vampire film. If you liked movies like Near Dark and From Dusk 'til Dawn, but hated movies like John Carpenter's Vampires and Blade 2, you'll probably like Modern Vampires. It has just the right amount of story vs. ridiculous gore.

Elfman and Bright have been both critically acclaimed and critically ignored. They have been working together since 1980's The Forbidden Zone, Richard Elfman's cult classic musical in which Matthew Bright co-wrote and starred in. Modern Vampires is definitely a different flavor than anything either of them has done previously. One thing I appreciate in particular about this movie is the undefined line between good and evil. It sets a realistic tone in a movie that is not realistic at all.

If you haven't seen other Richard Elfman or Matthew Bright Films, I would recommend Freeway or Shrunken Heads before Modern Vampires. But if you're looking for a good vampire movie, be sure to check this one out; it's much better than the average.


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