The Forsaken (2001) Poster

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  • Tooling along the open road in a restored vintage Mercedes convertible would be the ultimate vacation, don't you think? That's just what Sean (Kerr Smith) is doing, with only a few caveats. One is that the car isn't his. He's merely been hired to drive the Mercedes from California to Florida. The second is that he has strict instructions not to pick up any hitchhikers. No problem. Sean can handle it...that is, until he gets a flat tire in Arizona, is forced to spend the night in a motel room adjacent to some very noisy neighbors, loses his wallet, and picks up a hitchhiker to help pay for gas. Nick (Brendan Fehr) seems like a nice guy, not a psycho or anything. What Sean doesn't know is that Nick is a vampire hunter and that Sean is about to get caught in his worst nightmare. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • The Forsaken is based on a screenplay written by American film-maker J.S. Cardone, who also directed the movie. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • Although the vampires in The Forsaken are sensitive to sunlight, they are not of the undead variety. Rather, those bitten become vampires by the transmission of a virus through their bites. According to Nick, the original vampires, whom Nick refers to as "the forsaken", originated during the seige at Antioch during the Great Crusade when the Turks slaughtered over 200 French knights. Only nine survived. The nine were visited that night by a demon who lurks around battlefields looking for souls to steal. He made a deal with eight of the knights, giving them life eternal. To seal the deal, the eight killed and drank the blood of the ninth. The next morning, however, they were so ashamed that they hid from the sun in a cave; the next night, they went their separate ways, cursed forever to drink blood. And so, the Forsaken spread across the world. About 300 years later, one was killed during the Spanish Inquisition. Since then, three more have been destroyed, leaving four remaining. One is in Africa, one in Eastern Europe, and two in the U.S., including the vampire Kit (Johnathon Schaech). Edit (Coming Soon)

  • It doesn't. The cocktail a mixture of antigens, amino acids, and proteins only serves to slow down the amount of time it takes to turn into a vampire after being bitten. To cure vampirism, the original Forsaken who started the telegenetic chain must be killed, and s/he can only be killed on hallowed ground, as in a church or cemetery. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • When they learn that Ina's house was built over an old graveyard on blessed ground, Nick and Sean decide to make it their stand against Kit and Cym (Phina Oruche). In the melee that follows, Nick is shot and Sean's leg is broken, but they manage to shoot off Cym's head. Just as it looks like Kit is going to get Sean, the rising sun streams through the window, frying Kit. A few days later, Sean and Megan (Izabella Miko) are still in the hospital, although Megan is about to be discharged to go live with her aunt and uncle in Phoenix. Ina is okay, but doesn't remember anything about the vampires, which Sean thinks is probably all for the best. Nick has already checked out of the hospital but left a note for Sean saying, By the time you read this, I'll be on the road again. Yours and Megan's fight is over. Mine ain't. Turns out he wasn't the one I was looking for. Mine's still out there somewhere. But the way I figure it, if I can find one, I can find another. They might be bad mothers, but we're not talking brain surgeons. So anyways, thanks. It was cool hangin' with you. Maybe I'll see you again sometime. In the final scene, three months later, Nick is hitching in Colorado when a red Charger stops for him. It is Sean, headed for Denver and hot on the trail of the other Forsaken. As the two drive off together, Nick wonders if the owner of the Mercedes was pissed about the car. "Oh, yeah!", Sean exclaims. Edit (Coming Soon)

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