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The Forsaken (2001)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  27 April 2001 (USA)
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Sean
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Megan
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Kit
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Cym
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Pen
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Ina Hamm
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Teddy
F.J. Flynn ...
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Garage Woman
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Desk Clerk
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Mike
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Mitch
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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)  »

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The Forsaken: Desert Vampires  »

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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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Director J.S Cardone, stated that one of the most challenging things he's ever had to face was convincing Izabella Miko, to let a spider crawl up her arm. See more »

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When Sean is driving down the desert highway the camera truck passes on the left of the Mercedes he is driving and is reflected on the body of the car. See more »

Quotes

Sean: So what's your deal, what do you do?
Nick: As little as possible.
Sean: yea... but you gotta make money, you work?
Nick: I cruise, you know. I find something when I need to, kind of like the day to day thing.
Sean: What about the future? What do you wanna be doing say uh... ten years from now?
Nick: I don't give a shit... I could be dead tomorrow.
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I Can Tell
Written by Johnny Lee Schell
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Nice Budget, shame about the story.
1 July 2007 | by (Newbury, England) – See all my reviews

You know, sometimes you'll see a B-movie horror flick where the story really grabs you and you think, man, if they just had a better budget, cast, effects, this really could have been something. Then in turn you'll see a movie with a decent cast, director and money to spend, but its obvious the script was written two days before shooting began.

I'm sorry to say that the Forsaken is more of the latter and less of the former. For us boys, there's plenty of explosions, car chases, the odd bit of nudity, but the plot is so wafer thin it falls to pieces at the first breeze.

As a 'popcorn' 'no-brainer' of a movie it's pleasant enough, the cast perform well with what little they've been given, but for me personally the ending felt like it had been 'tacked on' in a rush. That and the fact the whole thing feels like a marketing ploy to earn a sequel spoiled it for me really. Still if you're at a loose end and you like your horror flicks might be worth a watch for Johnathon Schaech (Star turn in my opinion) as the head vampire. Just don't get your expectations up.


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