In the year 2019, a plague has transformed almost every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vamps on a way to save humankind.
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
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 »
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 »
[trying to figure out how much the hotel costs]
What's the fucking total, guy?
Erm... that's erm... $400.
[looks out window in the pickup]
Is that your girlfriend?
No, it's my fuckin' mother. Gimme the key.
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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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