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Modern Vampires (1998)

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A borderline fascistic Dr. Van Helsing unwittingly hires crack smoking gang-bangers to pursue the decadent vampires who secretly control Hollywood and the United States.

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Richard Elfman

Writer:

Matthew Bright
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Casper Van Dien ... Dallas
Natasha Gregson Wagner ... Nico
Rod Steiger ... Dr. Frederick Van Helsing
Kim Cattrall ... Ulrike
Natasha Lyonne ... Rachel
Craig Ferguson ... Richard
Udo Kier ... Vincent
Gabriel Casseus ... Time Bomb
Robert Pastorelli ... The Count
Natalya Andreychenko ... Panthia (as Natasha Andreichenko)
Boris Lee Krutonog ... Concierge (as Boris Krutonog)
Marco Hofschneider ... Hans (as Marco Hosschneider)
Stephen Porter Stephen Porter ... Harald
Ellia Thompson Ellia Thompson ... The Count's Girlfriend
Peter Lucas ... The Count's Henchman
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Storyline

Count Dracula is in L.A., running a hideous club scene, and he's angry that a rogue vampire, posing as a streetwalker, is slashing. He's also unhappy that Dallas, a youthful undead and former protégé, is in town. The rogue slasher, Nico, serendipitously picks Dallas as a victim; after discovering each other's nature, they become lovers. In fear of the Count, Dallas's coterie urges him to kill Nico, but he refuses. Meanwhile, a Viennese vampire hunter, Van Helsing, arrives in L.A. and hires the Crips to help him. They're soon following Nico and Dallas. When they capture her, Dallas wants to deal: spare Nico and he'll lead the hunters to Dracula. It's time for stake and bake. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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They're ridding the world of Bloodsuckers See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for vampire violence and gore, sexuality, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1999 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The Revenant See more »

Filming Locations:

Pasadena, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Rod Steiger improvised the moment when he spits in Robert Pastorelli's face. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, when the gang is shooting the vampires at the nightclub, Time Bomb is shown shooting with two semiautomatic pistols, yet the slides were back, indicating that the guns were out of bullets. See more »

Quotes

Nico: Hey, I'm the one holding the gun, okay? So, that makes me smart and you stupid.
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Alternate Versions

In the Spanish video and DVD version by Manga Films, the title does not appear onscreen during the opening credits. See more »

Connections

References Blacula (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Dance of the Hours
from "La Gioconda"
By Amilcare Ponchielli
Arranged by Charlotte Georg (as Lee Ashley)
Published by Software Music (BMI)
Courtesy of OGM/Ole Georg Music
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What a movie!!
7 October 2002 | by jess_sSee all my reviews

What can I say?! I was not disappointed in the least at the release of this comedic horror movie. What an idea! I love all of Richard Elfman's other work as well, The Forbidden Zone and the Shrunken Heads, but Modern Vampires really blew me away. The casting was so well done. Rod Steiger gives an amazing performance as well as Natasha Gregson Wagner as Nico. Wow. I would definitely recommend this movie to everyone.


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