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Death and spiritual torment stalk three American students visiting the Carpathian mountain homeland of Vlad Tepes.

Director:

Michael D. Sellers
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Francesco Quinn ... Vlad Tepes
Billy Zane ... Adrian
Brad Dourif ... Radescu
Paul Popowich ... Jeff Meyer / Husband
Kam Heskin ... Alexa Meyer
Nicholas Irons Nicholas Irons ... Justin / Knight
Monica Davidescu Monica Davidescu ... Linsey
Emil Hostina ... Mircea
Iva Hasperger ... Ilona
Mircea Stoian Mircea Stoian ... Claudiu
Andreea Macelaru Andreea Macelaru ... Stefana (as Andrea Macelaru)
Alin Panc Alin Panc ... Petre
Alexandra Velniciuc Alexandra Velniciuc ... Andrea
Zoltan Butuc Zoltan Butuc ... Grandfather
Guy Siner ... Ilie
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Storyline

Death and spiritual torment stalk three American students visiting the Carpathian mountain homeland of Vlad Tepes.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Evil never dies.

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, nudity, violence and some drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 2004 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Влад See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Goofs

When Jeff and Adrian are discussing meeting with the holy man, the necklace appears and disappears from Jeff's neck between shots. See more »

Soundtracks

Sandra's Tree
Written & Performed by Brian Mitchell
Courtesy of B&J Productions
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A cut above the run-of-the-mill horror film
26 October 2005 | by grammarbitchSee all my reviews

Vlad doesn't turn out to be the film you'd expect when you see that name, and it's much better and much more interesting than its cable/TiVo synopsis might lead one to believe. Because it's not just another vampire movie, or even a restless, tragic spirit movie. Vlad is an intriguing blend of historical fact and supernatural fiction. It's a movie with both a brain and a heart; the script believes its audience is at least IQ 80 and it doesn't treat the viewer as an imbecile, or an ADHD blood-and-guts freak who needs some lame-brained pseudo-action sequence every 7.5 seconds in order to stay interested in a film. Don't get me wrong; there's action, and there's plenty of supernatural trappings to Vlad. But there's also knowledge to be gained from the literate script, and heartstrings to be (rightfully) tugged by the backstory and plight of the tragic eponymous character. Good acting, superior writing and a marvelous grace note ending make Vlad a film that will stay with you long after you've first viewed it, and that only improves on repeat viewings. It's certainly not for everybody, but if you enjoy a film that doesn't insult your intelligence whilst telling you a fascinating story, then Vlad is the film for you. It could well become a classic if only more people were to take that chance and give it a try. It's really *that* good.


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