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A vengeful vampire slayer must retrieve an ancient Catholic relic that, should it be acquired by vampires, will allow them to endure sunlight.

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Storyline

The church has long known that vampires exist. However, it is discovered that a group of vampires are searching for a powerful doom for mankind. The Vatican then secretly enlists a team of vampire-hunters, led by Jack Crow, to hunt down and destroy the vampires before they find the crucifix. Written by <jculver@gonzaga.edu>

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vampire | team | vampire hunter | cross | relic | See more »

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Prepare for the Dawn. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong vampire violence and gore, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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30 October 1998 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£346,023 (UK) (29 October 1999)

Gross:

ESP 538,519,210 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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The film that convinced John Carpenter to stay in directing. He had been thinking about quitting filmmaking because in his own words, "it had stopped being fun." See more »

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Frank Darabont is listed in the credits of this film as "Man with Buick" when in fact the car that was stolen from him was obviously a Cadillic. See more »

Quotes

Jack Crow: What the fuck do you want from me, Valek?
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[grabs Jack's chin]
Valek: For six hundred years, I've fed on your kind at will!
[Attempts to bite Jack but slowly refuses]
Valek: [whispers] No.
Jack Crow: Why don't you just kill me and get it over with?
Cardinal Alba: Because you are needed, Jack. The ceremony is a re-enactment of the original exorcism. It requires the blood of a crusader and his crucifixion upon a ...
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Padre's Wood
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Strangely appealing
22 June 2002 | by (Turku, Finland) – See all my reviews

Ever since I saw a documentary on the making of horror movie special effects, I've wanted to see 'Vampires'. I wasn't disappointed. In this era of cheap computer effects it's really refreshing to see a movie where the special effects are done the old fashioned way. For some bizarre reason I really like Vampires. The plot is somewhat clichéd, the acting is nothing special and yet... I find myself watching this movie over and over again. Somehow the idea of a secret military force funded by the church, dedicated to fighting vampires is thrilling even though I'm not a religious man. I suppose it harkens back to the day of witch hunters. James Woods is great as the grim, dedicated man sworn to destroy all vampires and as the true shocker, the generic Baldwin appearing in the movie does a really good job as well! If you like gory movies, check it out!


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