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A Los Angeles student working as a coroner's assistant falls in love with a strange young woman.


Robert Foster




Cast overview, first billed only:
David Naughton ... David Balsiger
Dorian Harewood ... Detective Jerry Van Ness
Marilyn Jones Marilyn Jones ... Cheryl Gillen
Barbara Stock ... Mona
Arthur Rosenberg Arthur Rosenberg ... Milton King
James Victor ... Dr. Herrera
Brad Dourif ... Paul
Anne Bloom ... Marge Bookman
Linda Lawrence Linda Lawrence ... Undercover Cop
Adele Rosse Adele Rosse ... Head Nurse
Marc Silver ... Larry
James Oliver James Oliver ... Restaurant Manager
Ann Blessing Ann Blessing ... Pat
John Bennick John Bennick ... Newscaster
Nigel Bullard Nigel Bullard ... Newscaster


A Coroner's assistant (who is also a law student) gets involved in a strange case involving his girlfriend's place of employment (a hospital) and Vampires after Milton King is drained of his blood. Strange things happen as a defrocked priest tries to thwart all efforts to solve this case. Written by George Britt <georgebritt@hotmail.com>

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Crime | Horror | Thriller


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The movie was originally titled "I, Desire", when it premiered on ABC in 1982. See more »


[last words]
Marge Bookman: Pat! Pat, your ride's here and my feet are killing me!
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Charming little vampire flick NOT TO BE MISSED!
4 April 2007 | by theoxroxSee all my reviews

This little gem has it all! David Naughton was an excellent casting choice for the lead role, but some of my favorites such as Dorian Harewood and Marilyn Jones (remember the cute little Nurse that Radar meets in Japan on TV's MASH?), the alluring Barbara Stock, and a powerful Brad Dourif performance also contribute to this made-for-TV delight which richly deserves to be released on DVD! (Hint, hint!!) The plot was probably patterned after "The Night Stalker", with a vampire in modern-day urban America coming to the attention of law student and part-time night employee David Balsiger. He and his attractive "girl-next-door type" fiancée Cheryl Gillen make a likable young couple, and Harewood is very convincing as ambitious young Police detective Jerry Van Ness. But defrocked priest Paul (Brad Dourif) has a memorable few minutes in the middle of the movie that really sticks in my mind.

The ending of the movie comes as somewhat of a surprise, and is well handled by the cast members. There's a bluesy musical theme supporting all this, and a refreshing ABSENCE of modern potty-mouth language that make so many modern flicks unattractive for adults and unsuitable for children.

Keep a lookout for it on TV, and if it's ever released on a "legitimate" DVD, stay out of my way at the counter, or you'll get run over by me when selecting it!

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15 November 1982 (USA) See more »

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Desire, the Vampire See more »

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