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The Forsaken (2001)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  27 April 2001 (USA)
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Kit
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Pen
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Ina Hamm
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Storyline

Sean is driving cross-country to deliver a vintage Mercedes and attend his sister's wedding when he picks up hitchhiker Nick, who just happens to be a vampire hunter, tracking down a group of youthful vampires who feed on unwary travelers. They run into Megan, who has been left for dead by the vampires. As they use her as a lure for the vampires, Sean becomes attracted to her. After Sean is infected with the vampire virus, he, Megan and Nick must race against time to kill the vampire leader Kit to stop Sean from becoming one of the undead. Written by Greg Bulmash <greg@imdb.com>

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The night... has an appetite.

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence/gore, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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27 April 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Forsaken: Desert Vampires  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,020,159 (USA) (27 April 2001)

Gross:

$6,755,271 (USA) (25 May 2001)
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Trivia

Most of the movie was shot in and around a small desert town, Wellton, AZ,just east of Yuma,AZ. The hotel is still there and the gas station/store is the local mechanic shop. Wellton's population is just under 2,000 until the winter when "snow birds" from Canada and Northern States stay for the mild, warm winter weather then the population explodes to nearly triple. Wellton is also one of the top 5 hottest places in the world during the summer where temps can rise well into the 120's. See more »

Goofs

When they are driving through the desert and Sean asks him to throw the beer can out, when he tosses it you can clearly see it is crumpled, but when it hits the cops car its still a smooth can and rolls right off the hood. See more »

Quotes

Sean: Like father, like son.
Nick: Shit, I hope not. My mom told me my dad was a cross-dressing Marine drill sargeant.
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I Can Tell
Written by Johnny Lee Schell
Performed by Johnny Lee Schell
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User Reviews

 
It's an alright film, nothing special, nothing scary, just wanna be Lost Boys in the hot deserts
13 August 2001 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Gosh, I remember seeing this movie when it was released in the theaters, a friend from school and I both are just the biggest vampire movie fans you'll meet. You name the vampire movie, I've probably seen it or at least have heard of it. So we naturally saw the trailer for The Forsaken and didn't even hesitate to see this movie, it just looked so awesome. Ever since The Lost Boys, we haven't had a really good teenage vampire movie that could be a new classic for my generation… well, sadly this failed. Now honestly it's not a horrible movie, but it just didn't thrill me. The story isn't anything special and the cast is pretty forgettable, I'm not digging the "make up" effects they had considering these "vampires" didn't have any fangs at all, but I didn't feel like my time was totally wasted.

Sean is driving cross country to his sister's wedding when he picks up Nick, a hitchhiker who happens to be a vampire hunter hunting a group of vampires led by Kit, one of the Forsaken. The Forsaken are a group of French Knights that during the First Crusade made a pact with the demon Abbadon to live forever. Nick was bitten by a vampire but thanks to a drug cocktail the vampire virus is kept at bay. Nick is hunting this particular Forsaken: he believes him to be the one that his strain of the vampire virus is descended from and that if he kills him he will not eventually turn into a vampire. At first Sean is less than willing to indulge his new acquaintance, but then they find Megan, a girl Sean finds he is attracted to, bitten and left for dead by the vampires. Nick also proves he is telling the truth by killing a vampire, Teddy, by exposure to sunlight. When Sean is infected with the vampire virus, their only hope is to kill the vampire leader before it is too late.

The Forsaken is just alright movie, the reason I say that it didn't totally waste my time is because it did have a couple good scenes here and there. I thought that the scene where the guys and the girl go to the hotel room to find out if the girl was bitten by a vampire and get some sleep, then they see the vampires go into the room across from them was pretty intense. The vampires of the movie were pretty decent as villains, but Simon Rex as this sort of updated retarded Reinfield, it's like if Reinfield and Forrest Gump had a child, it'd be Simon Rex and he just didn't get enough character development for us to care at all about him. There are still things that need to be fixed with the script, but I wouldn't say this is a horrible movie, I would just say that you shouldn't go out of your way to see it.

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