The Forsaken (2001)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  27 April 2001 (USA)
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A young man gets embroiled in a war against vampires.



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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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The night... has an appetite.


Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

27 April 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Forsaken: Desert Vampires  »

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Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Johnathon Schaech was terrified of the snake he had to play with. 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 »


[Nick gives Sean the receipt]
Nick: Here. My treat. You pay. I'm going to go piss.
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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.159 (2009) See more »


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User Reviews

* * * out of 4.

Young man (Kerr Smith) delievering a car to Florida picks up a hitchiker (Brandon Fehr) along the way who manages to get Smith mixed up and eventually bitten by a group of vampires.

Well casted horror film offers realistic performances, nice atmosphere, good editing, well chosen soundtrack, some interesting twists to vampire folklore, and one of the sexiest casts to appear in a horror film in quite some time.

Rated R; Graphic Violence, Nudity, Profanity, and Sexual Situations.

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