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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 »


Certificate:

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

The Vampire: Tell me about the daylight... and how the sun feels on your skin.
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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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Dance of the Damned: Inferior to its remake
22 August 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Dance of the Damned tells the story of a miserable stripper who meets a vampire and returns home with him. He reveals what he is and notifies her that he will kill her just before the sun rises. Prior to that he wants her to describe to him all the things he's missing such as the feel of the sun on your skin.

I came across this as I ended up watching it's remake first called To Sleep With a Vampire (1993) which is considerably better than this.

Amateurishly made from start to finish, the lead male was simply not up to the role and the movie really has little going for it especially compared to it's remake.

The fact an obscure straight to VHS movie would be remade (By the same country) just 4 years later seems crazy to me. At least the remake improved on this lackluster effort.

The Good:

Lead female is passable

The Bad:

The vampire looks awful

Poorly written

Weakly shot

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Showing a vampire where your son lives makes perfect sense

Sometimes remakes do in fact make sense


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