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30 November 2003 (USA) See more »
The Sickest Bloodsuckers
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 »
Insane-o-Rama will bring you Hellfire
 (From Fangoria. 14 October 2009, 12:25 PM, PDT)

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A refreshingly original vampire flick. See more (23 total) »


  (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

Michael Massimino ... Paulie Hands (as Mike Massimino)
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
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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Additional Details

USA:135 min | Germany:115 min
Sound Mix:
Germany:18 | UK:18 | USA:Unrated | USA:R (special edition)

Did You Know?

The Reaper, and his wife, June, are supposed to be a modern day Vlad the Impaler, and Elizabeth Bathory.See more »
Narrator:Something strange happens when the sun goes down. It's like a calling to all vampires. There's something in those shadows that makes us come alive. The myth about burning up in daylight always seemed a bit silly to me. But I can see how it got started. We definitely are creatures of the night.See more »


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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A refreshingly original vampire flick., 26 July 2009
Author: ( from United Kingdom

I'm amazed at the criticism this movie is receiving from supposed horror fans, especially those who are offended by the strong language and nudity - two staples of the horror genre!

I've seen a lot of bad independent horror movies in my time and I've got to say "Strange Things Happen at Sundown" is not one of them. The quality of the direction, lighting, acting, effects and soundtrack belie the low budget.

The thing that really surprised me, however was the originality in the plot. It's incredibly hard to come up with an original script in a genre as 'done to death' as the vampire flick, but the producers of this film have done just that. Kudos should be given for that alone.

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