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Raising the Stakes (2005)

Steve and Bob are two guys who enjoy their fanboy role-playing lifestyles a bit too much. Their obsession with vampire role-playing games leads them to decide to become vampires and get ... See full summary »




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Credited cast:
Josh Lively ...
Zane Crosby ...
Ryan Stocking ...
Maxwell Selwyn
T.J. Rogers ...
Chad / Homeless Guy
Jordan Hess ...
Drew Smith ...
Nino Mancino ...
Sex Offender Marty
Jessica Togias ...
Ellie Santy ...
Jeff Channell ...
Store Clerk
Nick Shomo ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Benzo ...
Ding Dong Ditcher #1
Justin Channell ...
Ding Dong Ditcher #2 / Robert Mesko / Panda Guy
Richard Crosby ...
Ding Dong Ditch Victim / Guy Eating a Sandwich / Tazer Guy (as Richard 'Nips' Crosby)
Chuck Deem ...
Blind Guy


Steve and Bob are two guys who enjoy their fanboy role-playing lifestyles a bit too much. Their obsession with vampire role-playing games leads them to decide to become vampires and get revenge on a world that doesn't understand them. Unfortunately for them, it takes a bit more than cheap Halloween makeup to scare people, so their attempts just lead to even more ridicule and physical harm. But that all changes when they discover a dealer of the occult named Maxwell Selwyn who can give them want they want: a potion that will turn them both into vampires. They fork over the money and sure enough, their dream comes true. They set out to finally get revenge on the world that rejected them... only to find they were better off with the cheap makeup. Written by Anonymous

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12 February 2005 (USA)  »

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$110 (estimated)

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(Remastered Director's Cut Edition)


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1.66 : 1
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The majority of the film's production budget was gained when Justin Channell went on a school trip to Disney World and pocketed most of the money he was given for souvenirs. See more »


Maxwell Selwyn: [while telling them of a vampire antidote] Well, there are some side effects
Steve: What kind?
Maxwell Selwyn: [holds up a poorly carved vampire stake] Death.
Bob: Thank God, I thought you were going to say stick. I'd rather die than be a stick.
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Referenced in Faces of Schlock Vol. 2 (2005) See more »

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Raising the Stakes ups the Ante
22 June 2005 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

Holy sweet suffering crap! This movie rocked my world and had me laughing my balls off for hours. I think I knew some guys like these back in high school. There's nothing like a couple nerd vampires that just can't catch a break, tooling around town getting their asses kicked to get a smile on your face. I got this screener at the office and didn't do a lick of work done all day once I stuck it in my computer. I think the UPS guy got a bit of a shock when he came by for a pick-up and heard the screaming and gunfire coming from my desk. Super nice to see the cameo from the always awkward Lloyd Kaufman too! The phenomenal dialog and killer ska soundtrack made my day. Absolutely wicked. -Mike Union Label Group

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