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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.

Director:

Brian Evans

Writer:

Sean Farley
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Cast

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)
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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

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Thriller

Certificate:

R
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Trivia

Sean Farley's character says "Wake up, time to die." This line was made famous by Brion James in Blade Runner (1982), and in Crimewave (1985), James throws Farley out of an elevator. See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Hellraiser (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Now Hear This
Written by Idiot Stare
Performed by Idiot Stare
Published by Idiot Stare (BMI)
From the album Blinded
Idiot Stare appears courtesy of Bodybag Productions
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We turned it off after 30 minutes
30 October 2000 | by HAL9000-4See all my reviews

I was looking for a good, cheap, vampire movie that was locally shot (in the Detroit area). Tainted (1998) seemed to be just the ticket to cap our Halloween celebration. While the movie opens with an exciting and well-orchestrated action sequence, the next half-hour of character development plays like the outtakes from Slackers. Don't get me wrong, I actually liked the humorous riffs from Slackers. However, this writer simply misfires every joke. Imagine a room full of 14-year old boys doing improvisational humor. Maybe the director was channeling the ghost of Ed Wood here, certainly the dialog could have been ghost written by Ed himself.


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Official Sites:

Troma, Inc.

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 1998 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Clawson, Michigan, USA See more »

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Budget:

$30,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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