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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.

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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 ... Father Stuart
Selina Giles ... Mother Stuart
Sean Browne ... Cole Stuart
Tom Holloway Tom Holloway ... Ian Stuart
Sean Cronin ... Cyrus
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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Different town. Different name. Same family. Bigger problems. See more »

Genres:

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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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The brooding eyes, the internal pain, sensitive indeed.
16 March 2013 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Francis (Cory Knauf), the central character in The Butcher Brothers' The Thompsons (the sequel to their 2006 movie The Hamiltons), is something of a tortured soul, a vampire troubled by his bloody lifestyle, searching for a meaning to his existence. Having fled the US with his bloodsucking family, he now wanders the UK looking for others like him so that he can learn about his heritage and perhaps even find love among his own kind.

The photogenic cast; the oh-so-serious emo sensibilities; the romance between vampire clans; the film-makers desperately striving for a sense of cool: The Thompsons might easily be confused for an installment of the Twilight series if it wasn't for all the graphic sex and violence on display. I doubt very much that Bella Swan would ever get it on with an absinthe addled Parisian whore, or whether Edward would savagely tear the throat out of his victims, drenching himself in blood in the process, but the vampires in this film have no such qualms, narrowly preventing it from being another worthless piece of PG-13 horror-lite and just about earning it a recommendation from yours truly.


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