The church has long known that vampires exist. However, it is discovered that a group of vampires are searching for a powerful doom for mankind. The Vatican then secretly enlists a team of vampire-hunters, led by Jack Crow, to hunt down and destroy the vampires before they find the crucifix.Written by
Jack Crow's handgun is a Jericho 941 R. See more »
The news reports that "all the bodies were decapitated" and that there were 19 total bodies. However, Jack clearly didn't decapitate the hookers, and there are obviously not 19 heads in the bags he buries. See more »
[trying to figure out how much the hotel costs]
What's the fucking total, guy?
Erm... that's erm... $400.
[looks out window in the pickup]
Is that your girlfriend?
No, it's my fuckin' mother. Gimme the key.
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Screenwriter Dan Mazur's name appears only on European prints. The film was released in Europe first, with Mazur's name in the credits, but was removed before the USA premiere. See more »
"Vampires" is great popcorn entertainment. While fans will always compare Carpenter's later movies with his early genre classics, "Vampires" is excellent entertainment, even if it isn't an "important" or "milestone" horror event.
James Woods is not the most likable of heroes here but he's very watchable. Daniel Baldwin delivers a believable performance as his dependable sidekick. "Twin Peaks"' Sheryl Lee plays the leggy small-town hooker who is unfortunately bit by a Master Vampire, Valek. There are also appearances from Maximilian Schell and "Miami Vice"'s Gregory Sierra.
In Carpenter's "Vampires", the undead don't exit this world peacefully. Instead, they explode like giant Catherine wheels. This is exciting to watch - you can't have enough sparking vampires, can you? With lots of action and a few dark laughs, you could do a lot worse than see this movie.
With an excellent score, great visuals and a fast pace, "Vampires" scores a strong 8 out of 10.
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