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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)  »

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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Carrie Snodgress's last feature film. See more »

Goofs

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: 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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'B' movie
29 September 2002 | by (Minnesota, USA) – See all my reviews

I just picked up this film while perusing the horror section at my local video store. The box states "...sexiest vampire movie since 'The Lost Boys'!".

The only things those two films have in common is that they're both aimed for a teen audience, both seem to have a 'token female', and both are rife with homoerotic subtext.

This film is, without a doubt, a 'B' movie. It is most definitely not the best vampire film I've ever seen, and it's not even the best 'B' vampire film I've seen. But if you go into it expecting a 'B' movie, you'll enjoy it. It's even better if you make fun of it a little, ala Mystery Science Theater 3000.

It wasn't a film I would buy, or even rent again. But as something to throw in on a cold, rainy night when I had nothing better to do? Enjoyable.


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