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Jenelle Lee Vela
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 »
During the final action scene, the constant shots of the sun rising clearly emphasize that it is dawn. Yet when the actors leave the burning house, their shadows are directly below them indicating that it is noon time. See more »
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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