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Frost: Portrait of a Vampire (2003)

Two friends, Jack Frost and Nat, survive the war in Afghanistan... but the intensity of the war changes both men in irreversible ways. Jack Frost becomes a masterful painter and con man. ... See full summary »




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Credited cast:
Jeff Manzanares ...
Jonathon "Jack" Frost
Charles Lister ...
Nat McKenzie
Karen Bailey ...
Nancy McKenzie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dan (as Shane Pliskin)
Amy Angelowicz ...
Bunkhouse Girl
The Captain
Delaina Brown ...
Bunkhouse Girl
Jeff Coatney ...
The Priest
Melissa Di Meglio ...
Linda (as Melissa Rasmussen)
Cathy Fitzpatrick ...
Lady on Plane
Michael Lloyd Gilliland ...
Mercenary (as Michael Gilliland)
John Gorman ...
Mercenary (as John O'Gorman)
Allan Hagan ...
Russian Soldier


Two friends, Jack Frost and Nat, survive the war in Afghanistan... but the intensity of the war changes both men in irreversible ways. Jack Frost becomes a masterful painter and con man. Nat becomes a vampire. These two former friends are now pitted against one another as these lifestyles naturally cause conflict to arise. A classic con-artist-has-to-kill-his-now-vampire-former-best-friend story. Also, Gary Busey is here as an art collector and advice distributor... for whole minutes at a time. Written by Zeke Zee

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Plot Keywords:

vampire | model | female nudity | See All (3) »


They were best friends until one of them died. Now they're enemies. See more »


Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and nudity | See all certifications »




Release Date:

October 2004 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A Killing Frost  »

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Technical Specs


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Kevin Van Hook actually created Frost as a comic book about a decade earlier. The first comic book story introduced the vampire, in an admittedly somewhat Kolchak Night Stalker style approach. However, the sequel mini-series, Frost: The Dying Breed, featured no vampires at all, but rather served as a Wilbur Smith/Wild Geese/Dogs of War/Soldiers of Barabbas style mercenary/modern adventure story. See more »

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Not Really A Horror Movie
29 May 2003 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

I think there`s a straight to video film called OCTOPUS which spends the first half of its running time being an action packed thriller ( Or meekly tries to ) then all of a sudden turns into a horror movie about a giant octopus . Well it`s the same with PORTRAIT OF A VAMPIRE which opens with a very brief scene with a Jerry Springer lookalike examining a body drained of blood then the film flashes back to Afghanistan in August 1989 ( Hadn`t the red army pulled out of there before then ? )which resembles the Nex Mexico desert . Not very convincing but it gets worse as we`re treated to a battle scene featuring CGI helicopters . How do I know they`re CGI ? Well it`s so obvious it`s impossible not to notice . It`s also impossible not to notice the pathetic standard of acting either and it`s at this point the script decides to meet the production`s dismal standards as it bores us ( No spoilers because you can see it coming a mile away ) with double and triple crosses in Mexico a year later . It`s at this point you find yourself asking what have I got to do to get an equity card ? , or how come film companies turn my scripts down when they finance crap like this ? and most importantly if this movie is called PORTRAIT OF A VAMPIRE then shouldn`t it be a horror film and not a crap action thriller similar to something Cannon used to produce in the mid 1980s ? It does turn into a horror movie about halfway through but the horror aspects are as badly done as the action adventure bits . I was going to feel sorry for Gary Busey appearing in this but it`s not like someone stuck a gun to head and made him do it . If you decide to appear in a film like this it`s your own fault and you deserve no sympathy

So just to sum up if you enjoy horror films you won`t want to see this because it`s not a horror film , it`s a horrible film . And if you enjoy action films you won`t want to see it either due to the laughable production values

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