What we have here is an extremely low budget SOV vampire flick. This opus begins with two detectives, Jack Talbot and his new buddy Brian (who looks like Talbot's son) being summoned to a site where two young people were reportedly assaulted and where a girl was abducted last night. The missing girl's boyfriend maintains that he was knocked unconscious by an incredibly strong assailant. The cops find the body of the unfortunate girl minutes later. It is the tenth victim of a mysterious serial killer terrorizing Seattle, and that's not the worst part. There is something strange about this case. Talbot remarks there are no tracks in the sand around the corpse. Brian starts to feel queasy since there is some kind of unpleasant odor in the air, and he has to leave. When he arrives home, Brian has a conversation with his wife. He admits this murder case got to him and he mentions an encounter with a palm-reader who foretold Brian's terrible end with her tarot cards. Since Brian believes in the occult, he arranges an appointment with a lady capable of seeing into the future. This lady (her name in the movie is Ann Vorhees) tells the two detectives the killer they are after is not a human being. Talbot is skeptical, to say the least. The clairvoyant gives Brian the address of a place where, according to her,the killer dwells. Brian pays a visit to the killer,on his own, finds a basement full of dead bodies with pale faces and trickles of blood coming out of their mouths, and falls victim to a long haired vampire resembling a heavy metal fan. Talbot is warned by the clairvoyant that his partner might be in peril. When Talbot enters the killer's house with the help of a special police squad, he finds Brian's dead body, with a pale face and a trickle of blood coming out of his mouth. The psychic provides a valuable piece of information by stating the vampire is not in Seattle anymore. Why is that? The vampire moved to Salt Lake City. A coffin containing the vampire's body appears at the airport and one of the guys manipulating the luggage is immediately killed. The victim is turned into a vampire, comes back to life in the morgue, throws the mortician in the incinerator and then walks out the morgue's door into direct sunlight. The guy's face is instantly dissolved as well as the rest of his body (the only gory effect in the whole movie involves the vampire's face melting and generating smoke). Salt Lake City cops are baffled when they find a burnt corpse outside the morgue and the dead mortician's cremated remains inside. The intervention of Jack Talbot seems to be inevitable. Meanwhile, the vampire kills a couple of drunk kids in their car. The situation starts to get out of hand. Talbot enlists the help of a lady working in the library, he reads a pile of books and, armed with the newly acquired knowledge, he sets out to locate and finish off the supernatural killer... The vampire is destroyed in the finale, he ends up in the incinerator where he belongs. Before this happens, one shower scene takes place, and I can positively say that this particular shower scene frightened me more than any of the vampire killer's evil deeds. The reason behind this may have something to do with the fact that all killings perpetrated by the vampire in Nightfall are completely bloodless, of course, if we exclude the scene where a peculiar reddish substance is splattered all over a glass door.
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