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Director:
Writers:
Steve Gonzalez (co-story)
Marc Fratto (co-story)
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Release Date:
30 November 2003 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The Sickest Bloodsuckers
Plot:
What happens when normal people find they need to kill, in order to survive? This is the story of such a group of people... See more » | Full synopsis »
NewsDesk:
Insane-o-Rama will bring you Hellfire
 (From Fangoria. 14 October 2009, 12:25 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
If you're looking for a decent vampire movie, look anywhere but here. See more (23 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
J. Scott Green ... Marcel

Masha Sapron ... Narrator
Jocasta Bryan ... Amy

Joseph DeVito ... Jimmy Fangs

Joshua Nelson ... Joey the Butcher

Shannon Moore ... Annabelle

Melissa R. Bacelar ... Vicky (as Melissa Bacelar)
Livia Llewellyn ... June
Giovanni DeMarco ... Nicky the Tooth
Steve Gonzalez ... The Reaper

Gina Ramsden ... Cynthia

Mike Massimino ... Paulie Hands
Robert M. Lemkowitz ... The Reaper (voice)
Kenny Kauderer ... Smooth
Sal Verderame ... Fat Frankie
Nikki Bohannon ... Annette
Tom Scarola ... Jonathan
Tracy Campoli ... Jimmy's scumbag employee #1
Benjamin Bauman ... Jimmy's scumbag employee #2

Vera Vanguard ... Nicky's psycho girlfriend

Jasi Cotton Lanier ... Bloodsucking nurse
Talya Matia ... Woman writhing on hallway floor
S.A. Sebastian Gnolfo ... Dude in silver shorts
Spike ... Gratuitous naked chick
Jason Adams ... Christopher
Nicholas Nace ... Hippie
Meredith Faltin ... Girl on operating table
Joseph Anthony ... Micky Balls
Jacqueline Van Bierk ... Pink haired goth chick
Patrick Welsh ... Spear in ass guy
Justine Bone ... Orange haired girl
Amy Margaret ... Convulsing girl / spooky vampire in mask

Susana Baker ... Big haired victim (as Susana Jelenic)
Katherine Petty ... Woman writhing in pool of blood
Delina Scarpone ... Gut puking hottie
April Martucci ... Bong packer in red dress
Tony Harry ... Dreadlocked stoner

Jessica Jolly ... Violently convulsing stoner girl
Jenny Greeman ... IV Girl

Brenda Kate ... Writhing, disemboweled girl (as Brenda Partello)
Yamil Vargis ... Convulsing guy in hallway
Stephanie Sine ... Zombie in catholic school outfit
Krista Rayne Reckner ... Frothing girl in miniskirt (as Krista Rayne)
Joseph Anthony ... The Reaper's face

Sabrina Miller ... Blonde girl writhing in agony (dream sequence)
Rani Free ... Narrator's victim 1 (in flashback)
Talya Mirkin ... Narrator's victim 2 (in flashback)
Tom Wendling ... Quiet Zombie
Karis Emmachild ... Squirming victim on attic floor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matt Backman ... Panty clad girl's boyfriend
Chris Balleste ... Screaming guy with face wounds

Kelli Barksdale ... Stoner on couch
Sarah Ellenore Carl ... Writhing woman in dress
Christopher ... Himself (Cameo)
Andrew Dantonio ... Gawky pedestrian

Kurt Fitzpatrick ... Stoner on Couch
Isabelle Flachsmann ... Screamer on couch
Rosie Gioia ... Abducted girl in street
Laura Hofrichter ... Blonde victim in kitchen
Marc Hofrichter ... Flopping dude in kitchen
Rabe Hong ... Projectile vomit girl

Nalina Mann ... Freaked out zombie
Natalie Ostapiak ... Leather clad zombie

Amber Paul ... Screaming Girl on Porch
Jack Reiling ... Screaming Man / Attic Vampire
Stacia Swan ... Convulsing woman in dream squence
Elaine Tuttle ... Back up singer
Angela Ward ... Panty clad girl

Ben Wilson ... Narrator's husband (John)
Kelli Wilson ... Victim in attic
Kim Sky ... Screaming victim (uncredited)

Directed by
Marc Fratto 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Marc Fratto  co-story
Marc Fratto  screenplay
Steve Gonzalez  co-story

Produced by
Marc Fratto .... co-producer
Frank Garfi .... co-producer
Steve Gonzalez .... co-producer
Brandi Metaxas .... producer
 
Original Music by
Marc Fratto 
Frank Garfi 
 
Cinematography by
Marc Fratto 
 
Film Editing by
Marc Fratto 
 
Costume Design by
Brandi Metaxas 
 
Makeup Department
Catherine Sparsidis .... key makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andrew Dantonio .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Frank Garfi .... boom operator
Frank Garfi .... sound designer
Frank Garfi .... sound mixer
Frank Garfi .... sound re-recording mixer
Frank Garfi .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Marc Fratto .... special effects
 
Stunts
Frank Garfi .... stunt driver
Jeff Schelero .... stunt driver
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Pat Bocchino .... grip
Ron Forte .... grip
Jerry Holder .... grip
Kelly McCann .... grip
Stefano Montanari .... key grip
 
Music Department
Christopher .... composer: song "Nokturne"
 

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Runtime:
USA:135 min | Germany:115 min
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Certification:
Germany:18 | UK:18 | USA:Unrated | USA:R (special edition)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The Reaper, and his wife, June, are supposed to be a modern day Vlad the Impaler, and Elizabeth Bathory.See more »
Quotes:
Narrator:I said, do you remember me?
Marcel:No, should I?
Narrator:Yeah, you should. You killed my husband, remember?
Marcel:I killed a lot of husbands.
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9 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
If you're looking for a decent vampire movie, look anywhere but here., 17 January 2004
Author: sth1979

I gave this movie a 1 out of 10 rating.

Storyline: Mildly interesting, though predictable and not too original.

Acting: Awful? Horrible? Pathetic? Take your pick.

Cinematography: Decent for a shot-on-video movie, but low quality audio and bad lighting really drag it down.

Special effects are non-existent, but not entirely cheesy due to clever use of camera positioning, etc.

Pacing: It's way too long (135 minutes)

Pros: Good insight into the psyche of someone who is forced to kill in order to survive. Comic relief provided by "The Reaper" who dresses in a Grim Reaper caul, but with psychadelic socks that change every scene.

Cons: Bad acting, poor cinematography.

As movies go, the only people who will find it interesting are the very VERY small group of people who are 1) really into vampires and 2) delve into the psychological aspects of reluctant killing. If this doesn't describe you, stay far far away from this film.

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