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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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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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When Largo Entertainment approach John Carpenter with this project, they gave him two scripts, one by Don Jakoby and another by Dan Mazur. Carpenter read the scripts and the novel and saw a potential in the movie that he had been interested in. And that was to do a western disguised as a horror film. So, Carpenter wrote his own screenplay, taking elements from both Jakoby's and Mazur's scripts, the novel, and some of his own ideas. However, Jakoby got solo writing credit. See more »

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During the escape from the Sun God Motel, the chroma-key green screen can be seen outside Jack Crow's side of the pick-up truck before they wreck into the abandoned trailer. See more »

Quotes

[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 growls and hisses]
Jack Crow: [shocked] Padre!
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Valek: You... will finish the ritual.
Father Adam Guiteau: [holds the shotgun to his head] Try to make me.
Jack Crow: Attaboy, Padre. Fuck with him!
[to Valek]
Jack Crow: Hey, Valek, ...
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Western People
16 October 2000 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I know so many people went into this movie thinking "John Carpenter" + "Vampires" = horror filk. As many have commented it's not terrifying in the least because it's not supposed to be. This movie is a Western, plain and simple. Look at it this way and it's a helluva lot more fun and understandable.


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