Legend says that Antonio Bay was built in 1880 with blood money obtained from shipwrecked lepers, which no one believes. On the eve of the town's centennial, many plan to attend the celebrations, including the murdered lepers.
Jamie Lee Curtis,
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
Alec Baldwin had briefly accepted the role of Montoya before declining it early into pre-production and passing it onto his brother, Daniel. John Carpenter had not seen any of Daniel Baldwin's work and had the actor read for him. See more »
During the escape from the Sun God Motel, the green screen can be seen outside Jack Crow's side of the pick-up truck before they wreck into the abandoned trailer. See more »
[Just as Cardinal Alba is about to complete the ceremony by burning Jack at the stake, Father Guiteau shoots Alba in the back with a shotgun, killing him in the process. Valek, his followers, and Katrina growl and hiss]
Father Adam Guiteau:
Now, what are you gonna do, Valek? You've got nobody to complete your ritual! The sun's starting to rise!
You... will finish the ritual.
Father Adam Guiteau:
[holds the shotgun to his head]
Try to make me.
Attaboy, Padre. Fuck with him!
Hey, Valek, you're...
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"Vampires" is great popcorn entertainment. While fans will always compare Carpenter's later movies with his early genre classics, "Vampires" is excellent entertainment, even if it isn't an "important" or "milestone" horror event.
James Woods is not the most likable of heroes here but he's very watchable. Daniel Baldwin delivers a believable performance as his dependable sidekick. "Twin Peaks"' Sheryl Lee plays the leggy small-town hooker who is unfortunately bit by a Master Vampire, Valek. There are also appearances from Maximilian Schell and "Miami Vice"'s Gregory Sierra.
In Carpenter's "Vampires", the undead don't exit this world peacefully. Instead, they explode like giant Catherine wheels. This is exciting to watch - you can't have enough sparking vampires, can you? With lots of action and a few dark laughs, you could do a lot worse than see this movie.
With an excellent score, great visuals and a fast pace, "Vampires" scores a strong 8 out of 10.
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