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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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Taglines:

They're mean. They're ornery. They're vampires. 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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Company Credits

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

The last film from Vestron Pictures. 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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Connections

References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

Sadie Lou
Written by Sugar Hall
Performed by Woody Thorne
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Harmonious combination of classic genres
11 March 2000 | by angelynx-2See all my reviews

This was a pleasant surprise - a charming vampire western that respects the genres (Western fans will love the classic John Ford-esque setting and epic soundtrack!) while maintaining both an action plotline and likeable, understandable characters. Bruce Campbell is hilarious as an over-the-top Van Helsing descendant (who goes thru a most unexpected change!), John Ireland is impressive as the rebel vampire leader and David Carradine is strong and dignified as the Count who keeps an ancient secret identity. Lots of human warmth and sympathy (Carradine's townful of Western vampires, drinking a synthetic blood substitute, yearns to be free of human predation and to someday live on equal terms with mankind) distinguishes this from many other modern vampire flicks; the Count's reaction upon feeling forgiven by God is genuinely moving. Even your non-horror-fan friends will like this one.


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