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Release Date:
27 October 2002 (USA) See more »
Sherlock Holmes investigates a series of death rumoured to be caused by a vampire. | Full synopsis »
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Fairly mediocre Sherlock Holmes mystery See more (11 total) »


  (in credits order)

Matt Frewer ... Sherlock Holmes

Kenneth Welsh ... Dr. Watson

Shawn Lawrence ... Brother Marstoke
Neville Edwards ... Dr. Chagas
Cary Lawrence ... Sister Helen
Isabel Dos Santos ... Signora de la Rosa
Jere Gillis ... The Thing
Jane Gilchrist ... Sister Mardaret
Michel Perron ... Inspector Attley Jones

Danny Blanco Hall ... Hector de la Rosa
Joel Miller ... Brother Caulder
Matthew Tiffin ... Brother John
Tom Rack ... Brother Abel
Norris Domingue ... Brother Sinclair
John Dunn-Hill ... Lamplighter
Kathleen McAuliffe ... Mrs. Hudson

Julian Casey ... Inspector Lestrade
Philip Pretten ... Policeman #1
Emma Stevens ... Mrs. Duncan
Terry Simpson ... Workman
Kathleen Fee ... Mme Karavsky
Sam Stone ... Street Vendor

Maria Bertrand ... Woman in Cape

Directed by
Rodney Gibbons 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Arthur Conan Doyle  characters
Rodney Gibbons  written by

Produced by
Pedro Gandol .... associate producer
Steven Hewitt .... executive producer
Irene Litinsky .... producer
Michael Prupas .... executive producer
Original Music by
Marc Ouellette 
Cinematography by
Serge Ladouceur 
Film Editing by
Vidal Béïque 
Casting by
Lucie Robitaille 
Art Direction by
Emmanuel Frechette 
Set Decoration by
Diane Gauthier 
Marie-Claude Gosselin 
Josée Pilon 
Makeup Department
Johanne Hansen .... hair stylist
Tomoko Hidaka .... makeup artist
Bob Pritchett .... key hair stylist
Melissa Purino .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Christiane Charpentier .... assistant unit manager
Jean-Yves Dolbec .... production manager
Pierre Lapointe .... unit manager
Evan Tussman .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anna Ferenczi .... third assistant director trainee
Pedro Gandol .... first assistant director
Laurence Mercier .... third assistant director
Dandy Thibaudeau .... second assistant director
Art Department
Mario Barriere .... scenic technician
Michel Bousquet .... carpenter
Félix Bélanger .... head carpenter
Jean Chassé .... props buyer
Jean Desroches .... scenic technician
Charles Dugas .... assistant property master
Charles Dunlop .... set designer
Nicolas Fering .... scenic technician
André Fiset .... key carpenter
Jean Fiset .... carpenter
Carrie Foster .... art department coordinator
François Gagnon .... carpenter
Serge Gaudreau .... carpenter
Guy Gauthier .... assistant set decorator
Julien Geoffroy .... set designer
Xavier Georges .... scenic technician
Erik Gosselin .... special creative props
Julie Gosselin .... assistant set decorator
Ronny Gosselin .... model maker
Eric Guindon .... carpenter
Raynald Langelier .... set designer
Claude Leclair .... assistant set decorator
Guillaume Lord .... assistant art director
Stephan McKenzie .... scenic technician
Gilbert Mercier .... scenic technician
Ricardo Montemiglio .... assistant property master
Julie Montplaisir .... assistant art department coordinator
Matthew Poirier .... assistant art director
André Ratelle .... property master
Richard Shean .... set designer
Eric Vasseur .... head scenic painter
Lucie Fournier .... head sculptor: art department (uncredited)
Sound Department
Richard Betanzos .... sound re-recording mixer
Hugo Callegari .... boom operator
Scott Donald .... adr editor
Scott Donald .... supervising dialogue editor
Alexis Duceppe .... sound trainee
Véronique Gabillaud .... sound mixer
David Gertsman .... sound effects editor
Michael Gurman .... sound effects editor
Christiane Hubert .... foley assistant
Paul Hubert .... foley artist
Eric Med Lagacé .... foley recordist
France Leduc .... dialogue editor
Stan Sakellaropoulos .... dialogue editor
Glenn Tussman .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Louis Craig .... special effects supervisor
Thierry Craig .... special effects technician
André Laforest .... special effects technician
Pierre 'Bill' Rivard .... special effects coordinator (as Pierre Rivard)
Steve Simard .... special effects technician
Martin Williams .... special effects technician
Eric Thivierge .... animatronic creature effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Balin Hewitt .... visual effects supervisor
Mario Rachiele .... visual effects supervisor
Bernard Landry .... stunt driver
Jonathan Léger-Raymond .... stunt double: Holmes
David McKeown .... stunt coordinator (as Dave McKeown)
Camera and Electrical Department
Yves Arseneau .... electrician
Philippe Bossé .... set photographer
Jerome Bouchard .... electrician
Stéphane Caron .... camera trainee
Daniel Chrétien Jr. .... electrician
Yves Drapeau .... focus puller
Eames Gagnon .... rigging gaffer
Claude Gervais .... grip
Darren Giblin .... video assist operator
Alain Jolicoeur .... generator operator
Denis Lamothe .... best boy
Jan Mark Lapointe .... key grip
François Legris .... extra electrician
Nicolas Mignot .... grip
Daniel Prévost .... grip
Pierre Rancourt .... gaffer
Dominique Ricard .... camera operator: "a" camera
Nicole Rivelli .... still photographer
Alain Rousseau .... clapper loader
Claude Sauvageau .... best boy
Casting Department
Isabelle Ménard .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Julie Amyot .... assistant wardrobe mistress: extras
Marie Bellemare .... assistant wardrobe mistress: extras
Suzie Coutu .... key extras dresser
Jacinthe Demers .... extras wardrobe mistress
Christine Gribbin .... key dresser
Stéphane LaRoche .... wardrobe coordinator (as Stéphane Laroche)
Françoise Lecours .... wardrobe mistress
Véronique Marchessault .... wardrobe runner
Josée Philibert .... dresser
Jacqueline Rousseau .... assistant wardrobe
Marie-Pierre Savaria .... assistant extras dresser
Editorial Department
Elissa Lewis .... post-production coordinator
Serge Robert .... color timer
Stéphane Rostin-Magnin .... off-line assistant editor
Transportation Department
Bertrand Calmeau .... driver
Bernard Desormeau .... office driver
Louis Legault .... driver
Jean-Pierre Majeau .... driver
Jose Uria .... transportation coordinator (as José Uria)
Other crew
Stephanie Aubin .... assistant accountant
Annick Barbery .... assistant unit publicist
Jesabelle Boileau .... production assistant
Marco Boucher .... craft service
Patrice Bujold .... set production assistant
Marie-France Caron .... assistant location manager
Suzanne De Carufel .... location manager
Harvey Diamond .... stand-in: Dr. Watson
Émilie Dussault .... assistant to executive producer
André Déry .... production assistant
Lorri Faughnan .... business affairs
Nora L. Ferris .... insurance broker
Hondo Fleming .... stand-in: Dr Chagas
Linda Fournier .... assistant craft service
Marjorie Hamel .... production assistant
Sylvain Hardy .... dolly pusher
France Lachapelle .... script supervisor
Lise Lalonde .... assistant to executive producer
Suzanne Laverdure .... assistant location manager
Danielle Lavoie .... production coordinator
Mélanie Lavoie .... production secretary
François Lessard .... off-line coordinator
Rachel Maness .... assistant accountant
Bruce Miller .... production accountant
Daniel Ménard .... medic
Brenda Nixon .... first assistant accountant
Julie O'Bonsawin .... script trainee
Betty Palik .... unit publicist
François Paquette .... stand-in: Caulder
Christian Pépin .... production assistant
Martin Roy .... production assistant
Sacha Sojic .... stand-in: Brother Abel
Julie-Anne Szabo .... receptionist
Michel Valliéres .... stand-in: Sherlock Holmes
Marin Valois .... set runner
Vincent Wener .... medic
Jeremy Zafran .... stand-in: Lestrade
Harvey Drouelle .... production assistant (uncredited)

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90 min | USA:120 min (including commercials)
Aspect Ratio:
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The film contains two references to the most famous vampire novel, Bram Stoker's "Dracula". First, Dr Chagas lives in lodgings at 4 Renfield Place, Whitechapel. In the novel, Renfield is the insect-eating inmate of Dr Seward's lunatic asylum. Second, Brother Marstoke tells Holmes that Brother John was murdered in an alley opposite 128 Demeter Street. The Demeter is the name of the ship in which Dracula sails from Transylvania to England.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Holmes is looking at the "holes" in Brother Paul's neck you can see his neck moving as it pulses.See more »
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Fairly mediocre Sherlock Holmes mystery, 30 December 2013
Author: Red-Barracuda from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

From the opening few seconds it is immediately obvious that this is a TV movie. The production values scream this out. The music and sets all show their limitations pretty clearly, while the acting on display is very much of television standard. So from the get-go you are at least under no false impressions of the scope of this one and that's probably a good thing in the long run because this Sherlock Holmes mystery doesn't really ever ascend above the level of mediocre.

The story is about a series of murders at a monastery seemingly committed by a vampire in the same area as Jack the Ripper operated. One of the monastic Brothers believes that it is the work of a demon he claims to have encountered before in British Guyana called Desmondo. The 'agnostic' Holmes is sceptical from the outset regarding this explanation and sets about applying his famed logic to solving the murder-mystery.

Apparently this is not actually based on an Arthur Conan Doyle original story. This may go some way to explaining some of the more ambiguous supernatural material such as a possibly-maybe divine intervention moment towards the end. Despite a very promising set-up, it isn't a particularly exciting or well written story. The actor who played Holmes didn't seem right to me, on the other hand Dr Watson was portrayed in a textbook manner. But overall, the acting was sub-par amongst the side characters, with the character who played the police inspector spouting a truly dreadful 'Scottish' accent. Despite all this, it was an acceptable enough way of spending ninety minutes and I was interested enough to discover the solution to the mystery. But overall there was little in the way of actual atmosphere or inspiration in this one.

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