The church has long known that vampires exist. However, it is discovered that a group of vampires are searching for a powerful doom for mankind. The Vatican then secretly enlists a team of vampire-hunters, led by Jack Crow, to hunt down and destroy the vampires before they find the crucifix.Written by
Due to law regulations, sale restrictions apply to the uncut version (rated "Not under 18") of the film. Therefore German video distributor VCL also released a cut version (rated "Not under 16") which misses 3 minutes and can be bought everywhere. See more »
John Carpenter's Vampires. (1998) This is a good movie. John Carpenter is back. We start off with Jack Crow. A vampire hunter employed by the catholic church. He and a group of hunters carefully track down and slay the beasts. After the latest slaying at a rundown house, the "Master" that they have been tracking is not found.
They head back to a motel and party the night away. Then, a master unlike anything they have seen before kills almost everybody in sight. Who is that? A monster that is unstoppable, like a machine with superhuman strength.
The acting by James Woods is excellent. His performance here is top notch. With conviction, he is a distraught and very angry man who is determined to find the master that can be the one vampire that is possibly the first.
The master vampire Valek, is the most sinister vampire I have ever seen in movies. The look is excellent. With the pale white face, veins on his face, and the power, he is the ultimate monster. Valek is cunning and smart too. As he would bury himself beneath the very dirt anywhere to avoid the light. He also has telepathy to possibly control his bitten victims and see their thoughts. He also can fly faster than ever. Like the original vampire Dracula.
The plot is great. I enjoyed the story and the rough and tough attitude of the good guys and the sheer villainy of Valek. Daniel Baldwin is good as Montoya, Sheryl Lee is fine as Katrina, and Thomas Ian Griffin is great as Valek. Great casting.
The Last Word: Cool. Not great, Vampires is a good movie. With good acting and a solid plot, you cant go wrong. Also, Valek is got to be the coolest looking vampire in the movies.
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