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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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The blood confrontation of the ages is about to begin. See more »


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

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Release Date:

30 October 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

John Carpenter's Vampires  »

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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Trivia

For this film, John Carpenter wanted to stay away from the stereotype of gothic vampires and wanted to make his vampires "savages" and not be "brooding loneliness in their existence. They're too busy ripping and tearing humans apart." See more »

Goofs

As Montoya rescues Crow from the cross he shoots into the front of the cross with an arrow, this implies that this side of the cross would crash to earth first (with Crow facing earthwards), but the backside of the cross lands in the next shot on earth. See more »

Quotes

Montoya: [trying to figure out how much the hotel costs] What's the fucking total, guy?
Motel Owner: Erm... that's erm... $400.
[looks out window in the pickup]
Motel Owner: Is that your girlfriend?
Montoya: No, it's my fuckin' mother. Gimme the key.
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Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: Ghosts of Mars (2012) See more »

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Padre's Wood
Written by Brad Wilson
Performed by Stone
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James Woods!
20 January 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

James Woods! Need I say anything else? Okay, this isn't the greatest movie... but it oozes cool. The vampires in it aren't prissy romantic types or Gothic morons either. They're vicious bastards who would make the vampires in Blade look like wusses.

The actions good, the storyline solid... but it's nothing new. It's just good fun.

It's in my opinion that in Carpenter's old age he's become too tired and cynical to make films that audiences or critics would find to be works of masterpiece, for example, his Apocalyptic Three (Thing, Prince of Darkness, Mouth of Madness). No, he's instead content with making sarcastic films that lampoon mainstream movies.

Ghosts of Mars is much like Vampires in this way... Carpenter's tired, take his films at face value and laugh at how they mock the average person's taste for the mainstream.


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