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The Forsaken (2001)

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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 <>

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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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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Carrie Snodgress's last feature film. 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: We are fucked. Take a look at the world we inherited. We're a bunch of fast-food munching MTV freaks humping the great Amercian Dream. The generation before us sold their innocence for 200 digitally enhanced satellite stations, and it's been downhill ever since. They had Mickey Mouse, Easy Rider and The Beatles. Alright? We got South Park, The Blair Bitch and Ricky Martin. Alright? They had "Be here now!". We got "Shit Happens!". If that doesn't put thinks in perspective, i dunno what does. I ...
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References Easy Rider (1969) See more »


Written by Max Cavalera
Performed by Soulfly
Used by permission of Roadrunner Records
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* * * 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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