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The Thompsons (2012)

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On the run with the law on their trail, America's most anguished vampire family heads to England to find an ancient vampire clan. What they find instead could tear their family, and their throats, apart forever.

Directors:

Mitchell Altieri (as The Butcher Brothers), Phil Flores (as The Bucher Brothers)

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Mitchell Altieri (based on characters created by) (as The Butcher Brothers), Phil Flores (based on characters created by) (as The Butcher Brothers) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cory Knauf ... Francis Hamilton / Thompson
Samuel Child ... David Hamilton / Thompson
Mackenzie Firgens ... Darlene Hamilton / Thompson
Joseph McKelheer ... Wendell Hamilton / Thompson
Ryan Hartwig ... Lenny Hamilton / Thompson
Elizabeth Henstridge ... Riley Stuart
Daniel O'Meara Daniel O'Meara ... Father Stuart
Selina Giles ... Mother Stuart
Sean Browne Sean Browne ... Cole Stuart
Tom Holloway ... Ian Stuart
Sean Cronin ... Cyrus
James Lowe James Lowe ... Fabian
Tammy Minoff ... Carol Ann
Craig Gellis ... Striker
Sean Guse Sean Guse ... Lenny
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Storyline

On the run with the law on their trail, America's most anguished vampire family heads to England to find an ancient vampire clan. What they find instead could tear their family, and their throats, apart forever.

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The Hamiltons are back for another taste See more »

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal bloody violence, some strong sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Follows The Hamiltons (2006) See more »

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It failed to bite through the skin and leave a lasting mark...
3 January 2013 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

First of all I must say that it is nice to have a vampire movie that is not tailor-made for a teenage girl audience with sparkly vampires and big hair. However, that being said, then I will flip the sword around and say that this vampire movie is far from being amongst the more interesting or appealing of vampire movies that I have seen.

The story is about a family of vampires who flee from USA after having made it to the news with a video of them killing humans. The vampires find themselves in England where they seek the help of another vampire family, but is blood thicker than water?

Having sat through "The Thompsons" now, I must say that I am filled with an overwhelming sensation of that this storyline was utterly and completely unnecessary. The story left no lasting impression on me, nor did it manage to rise above mediocrity in its concept and execution.

It should be said that the people in the movie were actually doing a great enough job with their given roles, though it is not award-worthy material here, far from it.

For a vampire movie, then there were surprisingly few effects in the movie. One good thing, and an interesting thing, about the movie, was that the vampires here were not immortal nor undead. So that was an interesting approach to the mythical vampire creature.

"The Thompsons" is the type of movie that you watch once, then shrug your shoulders and forget about the movie. It failed to make a lasting mark, despite having enough fangs to bite deeply with.


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English

Release Date:

31 December 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tompsonovi See more »

Filming Locations:

Ashford, Kent, England, UK See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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