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Against the Dark (2009)

Video  -  Action | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  10 February 2009 (USA)
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Tao
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Tagart
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Dorothy
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Morgan
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Amelia
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Ricky
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Dylan
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Charlotte
Tania Dobre ...
Attendant #1
Mihaela Constantin ...
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Lt. Waters
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Harrington
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Stefan Iancu ...
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When most of the population of Earth is infected with a virus and transformed into flesh eaters and blood drinking creatures, a group of hunters led by Tao chases the vampire zombies to eliminate them. Six non-infected survivors try to find the exit of an abandoned hospital crowded with the infected creatures, and Tao and his group help them. Meanwhile, the military command is ready to bomb the area and wipe it from the map. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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vampire | virus | survivor | military | blood | See more »

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He lives by the sword. They will die by it.


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Last Night  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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WILHELM SCREAM: Very faintly heard when Tao (Steven Seagal) throws a vampire through a wall near the end of the film. See more »

Goofs

When Lt. Waters arrives into the military base the helicopter landing is clearly UH-60 Black Hawk, yet the helicopter he gets out of in the following shot is an UH-1 Iroquois "Huey". See more »

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Amelia: [voice-over] Once the infection hit, there was little time to react.
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The poor man's Blade
27 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

I was intrigued by this film and it's premise. You have Steven Seagal fighting vampires, I mean that alone should interest any martial arts movie fan since he hasn't really done anything like that before. The film also stars Linden Ashby who can hold his own in action movies such as Mortal Kombat. But within the first five minutes of this film I came crashing back down to the reality that this is 2009 and Seagal has been relegated to the direct-to-DVD market. This movie is so low budget that almost the entire movie takes place in a hospital that is crawling with "vampires"; although we are told at one point that they are more like mutants. Actually they are more like a hundred extras running around with pointy teeth and fake blood around their mouths. This movie is so low budget that it makes Jean-Claude Van Damme's direct-to-DVD movies look like summer blockbusters. Linden Ashby and veteran character actor Keith David spend all of their scenes yelling at each other in a military tent. Ashby's character wants to give Seagal and his vampire hunters time to clear the building and get the survivors out while David's character wants to blast it ASAP. If these scenes took more than one day to film I would be surprised. Seriously though, if I had Linden Ashby and Steven Seagal in the same movie I would at least have them in a scene together, not to mention a fight scene. Ahh, the fight scenes. Seagal walks around holding a sword for most of the movie. When he uses it, it's mostly close-ups of him swinging it at the camera. He uses a couple of guns too, but it's nothing special. He throws a few mutants around towards the end of the movie as well, but again it's nothing special. One member of his hunting crew who is on the show American Gladiators actually steals the show as far as action goes. His action scenes are actually pretty good and the only reason to watch this poor man's Blade. However it's not enough to recommend this movie.


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