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Vampires (1998)

Recovering from an ambush that killed his entire team, a vengeful vampire slayer must retrieve an ancient Catholic relic that, should it be acquired by vampires, will allow them to walk in sunlight.

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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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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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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$9,106,497 (USA) (30 October 1998)

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$20,241,395 (USA) (5 February 1999)
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Despite being a horror movie, John Carpenter stated on the audio commentary that he did this movie because it closely resembled a western to him. See more »

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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 »

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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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Padre's Wood
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Naysayers, take note...
1 April 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Who but John Carpenter would have the savvy to make a "vampire western," and do it so well? His WILD BUNCH is a blue-collar crowd doing a dirty job, led by the cocky James Woods (whose wisecracking but nonetheless no-nonsense approach to hunting vampires reminded me more than a little of the early SPIDER-MAN- the one written by Stan Lee and rendered by Steve Ditko). And, just for the record, the movie IS better than the book. MUCH better. Carpenter manages to evoke a sense of time and place that seems to capture the FEEL of the southwest. The music definitely helps in this regard, but it's the director's filmmaking TECHNIQUE that makes this the almost "spiritual odyssey" that it is. When was the last time a movie made you feel you were THERE...?


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