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
When Largo Entertainment approached John Carpenter with this project, they gave him two scripts, one by Don Jakoby and another by Dan Mazur. Carpenter read the scripts and the novel and saw a potential in the movie that he had been interested in, which was to do a western disguised as a horror film. So Carpenter and friend Larry Sulkis worked together to create a new screenplay, taking elements from both Jakoby's and Mazur's scripts, the novel, and some of their own ideas. Jakoby, for whatever reason, received sole writing credit. See more »
The news reports that "all the bodies were decapitated" and that there were 19 total bodies. However, Jack clearly didn't decapitate the hookers, and there are obviously not 19 heads in the bags he buries. See more »
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 »
The crusader Jack Crow (James Woods), Anthony Montoya (Daniel Baldwin) and their team are vampire slayers working for the Catholic Church under the command of Cardinal Alba (Maximilian Schell). When they find a vampire nest near Mexico, they exterminate all the vampires but their master Jan Valek (Thomas Ian Griffith) that is hidden below earth. Jack, Montoya and their friends go to a motel to celebrate with prostitutes. However, Valek comes to the motel, bites the hooker Katrina (Sheryl Lee) and kills all the vampire slayers but Jack and Montoya that flee taking Katrina with them. Jack has a meeting with Cardinal Alba that asks him to join another team. Jack leaves the meeting with Father Adam Guiteau (Tim Guinee) and decides to hunt down Valek using Katrina as a bait. Will they succeed?
John Carpenter's Vampires is an entertaining underrated film with a perfect combination of terror, action and humor. There are many funny lines and the casting is perfect. Sheryl Lee is extremely hot especially on the bed scene where she is nude. Once again John Carpenter makes a great film. My vote is eight.
Title (Brazil): "Vampiros de John Carpenter" ("John Carpenter's Vampires")
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