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Tainted (1998)

A sarcastic comedy thriller about a vampire who sets out to infect the blood of a hospital and the twenty-something slackers who set out to stop him.


Brian Evans


Sean Farley




Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Brouwer Jason Brouwer ... Slain
T.J. Timon T.J. Timon ... Stockboy
Ronnie Walsh Ronnie Walsh ... Irwin
Greg James Greg James ... Ryan
Stacey Murphy Stacey Murphy ... Woman
Trish Stroh Trish Stroh ... Trish
Tuyen Cao Tuyen Cao ... Caroline (voice)
Kevin Joy Kevin Joy ... Creepy Customer
Sean Farley Sean Farley ... J.T.
Dean Chekvala ... Alex (as Dusan 'Dean' Chekvala)
Carol Thoel Carol Thoel ... Mom
Edward Zeimis ... Banana Man
Kristy Thoel Kristy Thoel ... Female Customer
Robert St. Mary Robert St. Mary ... Red
Benedetto Sorrentino Benedetto Sorrentino ... Thug #1 (as Benedetto Sorrentino II)


A sarcastic comedy thriller about a vampire who sets out to infect the blood of a hospital and the twenty-something slackers who set out to stop him. Written by Robert St. Mary <amiwrong@Hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Dead End Jobs, A Drunk Ex-girlfriend, Psychotic Vampires: ONE HELL OF A NIGHT!


Comedy | Thriller




Official Sites:

Troma, Inc.





Release Date:

18 May 1998 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Clawson, Michigan, USA See more »


Box Office


$30,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


There is a character called Adia, inspired by the Sarah McLachlan song of the same name. See more »

Crazy Credits

The film has both a 1998 and a 1997 copyright date in the credits. See more »


References Running Time (1997) See more »


The Other Side
Written by Marc Jameson
Performed by Diatribe
Published by Center of the Universe (BMI)
From their self titled album
Diatribe appears courtesy of Re-Constriction/Cargo Records
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Truly awful!
28 August 2008 | by doyle-8See all my reviews

This movie was horrid. Don't get me wrong, I love a lot of bad movies, and even have a few that I watch again and again. But this one really had few redeeming qualities.

I got that we were supposed to see that the characters were pretentious, and thought a lot of themselves and their own opinions. Possibly we were even supposed to figure out that they were trying to sound impressive while having little substance to back it up. But I'm somehow doubt it.

The entire film ended up reading like the characters themselves. The director seemed to have an exceedingly high opinion of his own dialog, but lacked the skill or insight to carry it off. And like another commenter stated, imagine a group of 14 year old boys winging it, and you've closely nailed the dialog level.

The entire film consists of rapid-fire trite and bitchy dialog framing a fairly simple vampire story. While there are a few funny lines throughout the film, they didn't make up for the poor acting, horrid writing and plot holes the size of steamships. The 'vampire plot' had some interesting potential but didn't really explore any of the areas it touched on.

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