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Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (1989)

Reclusive vampires lounge in a lonely American town. They wear sun cream to protect themselves. A descendant of Van Helsing arrives with hilarious consequences.

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Anthony Hickox
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Carradine ... Mardulak
Morgan Brittany ... Sarah
Bruce Campbell ... Van Helsing
Jim Metzler ... David
Maxwell Caulfield ... Shane
Deborah Foreman ... Sandy
M. Emmet Walsh ... Mort
John Ireland ... Jefferson
Dana Ashbrook ... Jack
John Hancock ... Quinton Canada
Marion Eaton ... Anna
Dabbs Greer ... Otto
Bert Remsen ... Milt
Sunshine Parker ... Merle
Helena Carroll Helena Carroll ... Madge
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Reclusive vampires lounge in a lonely American town. They wear sun cream to protect themselves. A descendant of Van Helsing arrives with hilarious consequences. Written by <robin.poole@octacon.co.uk>

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There's two kinds of folks in Purgatory. Vampires and lunch. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Western

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 1991 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Sundown: El crepúsculo de la sangre See more »

Filming Locations:

Arches National Park, Utah, USA See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Vestron Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the first few minutes of the film there is a poster for the Ken Russell film Vampire which never made it beyond the script. See more »

Goofs

This movie makes it very clear that vampires do not have reflections, but in the scene when Shane corners Sarah Harrison in the bedroom (about 1:25 into the movie), we can see his legs in the mirror on the far wall. See more »

Quotes

Bailey: This is no life for a vampire!
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Featured in Memories of Moab (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Teenagers In Love
Written by William Rosenauer
Performed by Woody Thorne
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"They're mean. They're ornery. They're vampires."
26 October 2001 | by Backlash007See all my reviews

First off I am little biased about this movie. Anything Bruce Campbell touches is immediately awesome. Second off, Anthony Hickox is one of the most underrated director's of eighties and early nineties horror. Waxwork I and II and Warlock II are great as well as his made-for-television Full Eclipse. I don't understand what happened to him. What's up with all the Dolph Lundgren movies? You are already an established horror director, so why change genres? I'm getting sidetracked. Sundown is for the light-hearted horror fan who enjoys a bit of comedy with their severed heads. And it is funny. Bruce Campbell is great, Maxwell Caulfield is always good, and David Carridine gives a good performance as the vampire leader. Also look for a beardless Buck Flower. The makeup and effects are pretty good. I don't think I've seen better fang effects in a movie. The western elements go great with the vampire theme. It's a nice mix of genres.


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