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Dance of the Damned (1989)

A vampire follows his instincts to a strip joint where he focuses in on one of the performers. He picks her for his meal because she is contemplating suicide, but he wants to share her life... See full summary »

Director:

Katt Shea

Writers:

Andy Ruben, Katt Shea (as Katt Shea Ruben)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Starr Andreeff Starr Andreeff ... Jodi Hurtz
Cyril O'Reilly ... The Vampire
Debbie Nassar Debbie Nassar ... La Donna
Maria Ford ... Teacher
Athena Worthy Athena Worthy ... Ray Gun Girl
Tom Ruben Tom Ruben ... Cabby
Chuck Rhee Chuck Rhee ... Daniel
J Bartell J Bartell ... Driver (as J. Bartell)
Paisley Yankolovich Paisley Yankolovich ... Skinhead (as Paisley)
Eric Coplin Eric Coplin ... Punk
Dov Rudnick Dov Rudnick ... Paperboy
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Storyline

A vampire follows his instincts to a strip joint where he focuses in on one of the performers. He picks her for his meal because she is contemplating suicide, but he wants to share her life before taking it, and during the course of the evening they discuss their differences, their fears, and their lifestyles. As the moment of truth approaches, the woman becomes less sure that she wants to die. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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He has the power of eternal life but she can kill him with one night of passion. See more »


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R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dança Macabra See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The cast and crew averaged 14 to 16 hours per day throughout the shooting of the film. See more »

Quotes

Jodi Hurtz: You gave me my son, now I'm going to give you yours.
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Connections

Remade as To Sleep with a Vampire (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

The Dance
Music and Lyrics by Gary Stockdale and Tim Daly
Performed by Gary Stockdale
Saxophone solos by Sam Riley
Guitar solos by Pat Kelley
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Doomed Fangs of Romance
28 February 2011 | by Vomitron_GSee all my reviews

Not your average run-of-the-mill vampire movie, so at least that's something. Don't expect vampire-action, bat-like facial transformations or bloody killings in general from "Dance of the Damned" or you'll be disappointed. What we get here is more like a TV-drama play, with a bit of 80's cheesiness and nudity added for good measurement. Pretty much a 'doomed romance' type thing about a non-vampire stripper and a vampire-yuppie. One wants to die, the other one will have to die if that other one doesn't die. Something like that. Starr Andreef is damn sexy in this one (and she shows plenty of skin - yes, the top comes off) and it has an ending that will leave you hanging in there (in a neither-here-nor-there kinda way). Certainly worth a watch if you're into offbeat vampire movies (more like the cheesy romance ones, not the edgy arty ones). And it's at least about 5 times better than that awful Andrew Stevens vampire-vehicle "Red Blooded American Girl" from 1990 (I've said it before & I'll say it again: avoid movies with Andrew Stevens playing the leading role in them). Anyway, he's not in "Dance of the Damned", so you're safe to watch it.


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