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  (in credits order)

Matt Keeslar ... Maxx

Clare Kramer ... Lisa

Jeremy Sisto ... Darius

Serena Scott Thomas ... Mariel

Neil Jackson ... Duke of Earl

Adam Baldwin ... Lenny
Ave Rose Rodil ... Sister #2
Alicia Morton ... Sara

Charlotte Ayanna ... Macey

Erik Palladino ... Jason

Michael Mantell ... Doctor
Dawn Weld ... Kiki

Ellie Cornell ... Nurse Linda

Blaine Pate ... Priest

Tom Lenk ... Kronos

Otep Shamaya ... Vogue (as Otep Baty)

Blythe Metz ... Sasha

Nick Principe ... Club Inferno Bouncer

Martin Beck ... Owen
Jerry Hoffman ... Carl

Joel Schmidt ... Sheldon Hamilton

Brett Walkow ... Goth DJ

Charlie Parrish ... Hell Security
Mark A. Altman ... Bystander (as Mark Altman)
Mark Gottwald ... Bystander 2
Steven Kriozere ... Darius Victim (as Steve Kriozere)
Wayne Mahon ... Sister Victim
Tallulah Scott Thomas ... School Girl on Bus
Dara Sattzer ... Le Petit Mort Dancer
Pamela Vandervelde ... Le Petit Mort Dancer
Adrianne Grosse ... Le Petit Mort Dancer
Brandi Gallucci ... Le Petit Mort Dancer
Jayime Bailey ... Le Petit Mort Dancer
Shannon Hart Cleary ... Bartender
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Steve Ben Brown ... Hospital Orderly (uncredited)

Patrick Censoplano ... Goth Boy (uncredited)
Marc De'Antone ... Club Owner (uncredited)

David Harris ... Frat boy (uncredited)
Kylah Kim ... Sister #1 (uncredited)
Ashley Merritt ... Living Art (uncredited)

Jessica Roulston ... Goth Bartender / Dancer (uncredited)

Dianna St. Hilaire ... Club Patron (uncredited)

Cassie Townsend ... Goth Club Victim (uncredited)

Directed by
Jeremy Kasten 
Writing credits
Ben Lustig (story) &
Liz Maccie (story) &
Wayne Mahon (story)

Ben Lustig (screenplay) &
Liz Maccie (screenplay) &
Wayne Mahon (screenplay) and
Mark A. Altman (screenplay) &
Jeremy Kasten (screenplay)

Zach Chassler 

Produced by
Mark A. Altman .... producer
John Duffy .... producer: post-production, IDT Entertainment
Mark Gottwald .... producer
John W. Hyde .... executive producer
Kyle Dean Jackson .... post-production producer: Tunnel Post
Eric Miller .... line producer
Alan Pao .... post-production producer: Tunnel Post
Aaron Rattner .... co-producer
Chuck Speed .... producer
Danny Wayne .... co-producer (as Danny W. Stallcup)
Original Music by
Joe Kraemer 
Cinematography by
Raymond Stella 
Film Editing by
Kevin Greutert 
Jeremy Kasten 
Casting by
Christine Sheaks 
Production Design by
Scott Cobb 
Costume Design by
Julia Schklair 
Makeup Department
Autumn Butler .... makeup artist
Nikki Carbonetta .... makeup department head (as Nikki Carbonetta-Aguirre)
Jason Collins .... special makeup effects designer: Autonomous F/X, Inc.
Brie Ford .... special makeup effects artist: Autonomous FX inc.
Elvis Jones .... special makeup effects designer: Autonomous FX Inc.
James Ojala .... special makeup effects lab technician: Autonomous FX
Traci E. Smithe .... hair department head
Jenna Tibbetts .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Judith Black .... post-production supervisor: IDT Entertainment
Margo Coughlin Zimmerman .... production manager (as Margo Zimmerman)
Aaron Rattner .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark A. Altman .... second unit director
Ryan Ramos .... second second assistant director
Kimberly Stuckwisch .... second second assistant director
Joseph Suarez .... second assistant director
Danny Wayne .... second unit director (as Danny W. Stallcup)
Jim Whitworth .... first assistant director
Art Department
Megan J. Baptiste .... art department production assistant
Shane T. French .... set dresser
Stephanie Furr .... art department production assistant
Josh Hagen .... storyboard artist
Nathan Lay .... on-set dresser
Joe Magna .... assistant property master (as Joe Megna)
Mark Richardson .... property master
Sound Department
Kyle Billingsley .... foley mixer
Cole Bluma .... boom operator
Jackie Johnson .... dialogue editor
Francisco Koch .... adr mixer
Lucien Palmer .... sound effects editor
Jesse Pomeroy .... supervising sound editor
Neil Spritz .... sound mixer
Paul Stanley .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Anthony Grow .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Brent M. Bowen .... visual effects
Tim Carras .... visual effects editor
Harry Eisenstein .... on-set visual effects supervisor
Peter Gend .... visual effects
Adam Klein .... Animator/3D Artist
Tsuyoshi Abe .... utility stunts
Bonnie Morgan .... stunt double
Charlie Parrish .... stunts (as H. Charles Parrish)
Bridgett Riley .... stunts
Steve Upton .... stunt double
Danny Wayne .... stunt coordinator (as Danny W. Stallcup)
David Harris .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Kirk Bartolata .... grip
Danielle C. Carroll .... film loader
Roger Chingirian .... rigging gaffer
Mark J. Coyne .... Steadicam operator
Mark J. Coyne .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jesse Crusing .... rigging best boy electric
Nikola Dupkanic .... additional second assistant camera
Bryan Gilbert .... grip
Jonathan Goldfisher .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Thomas P. Marshall .... best boy electric
Bill McClelland .... still photographer
Andrew Robison .... best boy grip
Alex Scott .... second assistant camera
Michael Stella .... electrician
Nate Wayman .... grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chantal Filson .... costumer
Lizette Kilmer .... costumer (as Lizette Jaimes)
Daniela Kurrle .... costume builder (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Jon Berry .... on-line editor
Jon Berry .... post-production coordinator
Jason Cochard .... colorist
Teague Cowley .... supervising color timer
Jose Angel Rubio Alarcón .... trailer editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Sean Fernald .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Brian Eastveld .... driver
Michael David Reynolds .... driver
Harry Zabounian .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Jose Angel Rubio Alarcón .... trailer editor
Elena Antzon .... script supervisor (as Elena Rogovsky)
Adriana De La Cruz .... key set medic
Rob Fegen .... production coordinator
Randy McKenney .... extras coordinator
Bill Watterson .... production assistant
Joe Moe .... thanks

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88 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

The cast includes several actors who appeared in the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Clare Kramer (who appeared as the god-like Glory)l; Tom Lenk (who played would-be supervillain Andrew); and Serena Scott Thomas (who played Faith's evil mentor, Gwendolyn Post). Although Adam Baldwin didn't appear in that series, he had a recurring role in the spin-off show Angel.See more »
Continuity: When Maxx accepts his new "life" and leaves on his motorcycle to meet Macey he has no helmet, then "he" has a helmet while on the road, and then when he arrives he has no helmet again. Obviously, their rider for the street shot wore a helmet to be legal.See more »
Darius:I try, Dear!See more »
Movie Connections:
References Sid and Nancy (1986)See more »


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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Daft, but pleasing enough low budget bloodfest, 5 January 2009
Author: t-birkhead from United Kingdom

I had a pretty good time watching this one last night. I believe the director Jeremy Kasten also made All Souls Day, a film which did not impress me too much but this was enjoyable throughout, albeit in a pretty silly way. The story sees a lass with cancer joining a family of vampires led by Jeremy Sisto, and her boyfriend subsequently becoming involved, with much resultant mayhem and bloodshed. The film moves at a great pace and the flashy direction keeps everything tight and fun to watch, doing a nice job of making the low budget less apparent. The film doesn't look great, and the effects are kinda silly, what with great gushing not quite realistic blood, but its the sort of thing that is trashy fun if you get into the spirit of it. The acting is relatively decent, with the nominal heroes Matt Keeslar and Clare Kramer doing pretty good work, whilst Jeremy Sisto has fun with an eccentric and amusing part. He doesn't impress in the same way that he did in say, May or the classic TV show Six Feet Under, but he's still pretty watchable. Of the rest of the cast, I perhaps would have liked more from Eric Palladino's character as he seemed pretty likable, whilst the rest of the vampire crew are suitably freakish, with probably Serena Scott Thomas best as an older vamp. One issue with the acting though, although it may just be inept sound design, what with the accents of some of the vamps it is often kinda hard to make out quite what they are saying. It doesn't matter too much as the film is very visual, but it is still a problem. The script is amusing at times and labored at others and the film has the significant problem of coming across a lot similar to Near Dark. Near Dark of course is pretty well indisputably a brilliant film and happens to be one of my all time favorites and the comparisons that this film invites are never favorable, but it just about gets by on a wave of mindless gusto. There's some nudity and plenty of gore, which is endearingly splashy. This is a film where even a broken nose causes a huge outpouring of the red stuff and the excessive nature is really somewhat pleasing. Altogether I can't say that this is a particularly great film, but it kept me entertained and I guess it does the trick if you enjoy low budget mindless splatter. So, probably worth at least a look if you enjoy this kind of thing and you can catch it on television.

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