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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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Details

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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Production Co:

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

Jozek Mardulak: We must learn to coexist.
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Connections

References Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972) See more »

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You Need Me
Written and performed by Chuck Francour
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A missed opportunity. Lame comedy horror. For rabid Campbell and Carradine fans only!
8 October 2002 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

I watched 'Sundown' for one reason only - David Carradine and Bruce Campbell are in it. And really that is the ONLY reason to watch this mediocre so-called "horror comedy". I usually avoid that genre because movies described as such are generally neither scary or amusing, and 'Sundown' is no exception. The germ of the plot idea - vampires retire to a small town and try and live normal lives - actually has some potential, but it is a missed opportunity and never goes anywhere interesting. David Carradine ('Death Race 2000', 'Q'), who plays the Count only really appears in the second half of the movie, and Bruce Campbell ('Evil Dead', 'Maniac Cop'), who plays a nerdy vampire killer doesn't have much more than a supporting role. The real stars are TV types Morgan Brittany and Jim Metzler, and 'Grease 2's Maxwell Caufield. This should give you some idea of how crappy this movie is. The supporting cast also includes legendary character actor M. Emmet Walsh ('Blade Runner') and veteran b-grade star John Ireland ('Salon Kitty'), and 'Twin Peaks' fans will notice Dana Ashbrook (Bobby Briggs). The only reason to watch 'Sundown' is to play spot-the-actor. It has nothing else going for it. Not the worst horror movie I've ever seen, but one of the lamest.


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