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Pale Blood (1990)

A vampire pretender who is murdering women runs into a real vampire who is out to stop him because he is casting too much of a spotlight on the vampire community.


V.V. Dachin Hsu, Michael W. Leighton (co-director)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
George Chakiris ... Michael Fury
Wings Hauser ... Van Vandameer
Pamela Ludwig Pamela Ludwig ... Lori
Diana Frank Diana Frank ... Jenny
Darcy DeMoss ... Cherry
Earl Garnes Earl Garnes ... Harker
Frazer Smith Frazer Smith ... Frazer Kelly
Michael Palm Michael Palm ... Lead Singer in Band
Steven Bramble Steven Bramble ... Lori's Date
Randy Almazon Randy Almazon ... People of the Night
Frank Barajas Frank Barajas ... People of the Night
Sheryl Bence Sheryl Bence ... People of the Night
Wanda Blunt Wanda Blunt ... People of the Night
Den Daniel Jr. Den Daniel Jr. ... People of the Night
Marc Leighton Marc Leighton ... People of the Night


A vampire pretender who is murdering women runs into a real vampire who is out to stop him because he is casting too much of a spotlight on the vampire community.

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Release Date:

October 1990 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A Marca do Vampiro See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Noble Entertainment Group See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo


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Features Nosferatu (1922) See more »


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Wings Hauser makes this film watchable
30 May 2017 | by aztrshbyzSee all my reviews

"Pale Blood" tries to be a stylish and inventive vampire flick and does only a fair job. Someone is murdering women in L.A. and it is suspected that the killer might be a vampire. Instead, the killer is a madman, pretty much played to perfection by Wings Hauser. When the real thing shows up to try to figure out what is actually going on with the help of a detective who has certain "gifts", the two are able to put a stop to the murders.

I can definitively say that I had a bit of a time making it through the whole film without leaving to find something else to do - it wasn't able to hold my interest for very long. I did finally finish it but not in one sitting.

As mentioned, I thought Wings Hauser did a great job, however, George Chakiris wore more eyeliner than a glam band and I found his performance to be tiresome after a while. He showed little emotion or range and it was like his face had been shot full of Botox or something - one of the main reasons I had a hard time sitting through the film. When the lead character in a movie bores you, its kinda tough to really enjoy what you are watching. Even when he was twitching (you'll have to watch the film to figure out why he was doing that) he bored me to death. However, when Wings Hauser showed his true colors, I finally got interested in the movie and watched it through to the end. And I have to say appreciated the detective's taste in film (Nosferatu)!

I'm assuming that all of the blue and red lighting used in the film was an attempt to be artsy or stylish but I found it absolutely unnecessary and thought it was rather silly - I feel that it took away from the film rather than enhancing it. It was quite overused. However, I did find the portable zip up coffin to be quite interesting.

Although some reviewers would disagree, I actually did like the band (where the eyeliner was well placed :)).

So if you can get past an emotionless vampire that shows no expression and wears more eyeliner than I do, go for it. You might want to take a look see at Mr. Hauser once he starts going off the rails, but you'll have to get through a lot of the movie before that happens.

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