VampiresOctober 30, 1998
A vengeful vampire slayer must retrieve an ancient Catholic relic that, should it be acquired by vampires, will allow them to endure sunlight.
Release Year: 1998
Rating: 5.9/10 (24,144 voted)
Critic's Score: 42/100
Stars: James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Sheryl Lee
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.
Writers: John Steakley, Don Jakoby
Thomas Ian Griffith
Father Adam Guiteau
Mark Boone Junior
Thomas Rosales Jr.
(as Thomas Rosales)
Father Joseph Molina
They've been around for 600 years…and they're very, VERY thirsty.
JohnCarpenter – movie site |
Release Date: 30 October 1998
Filming Locations: Bonanza Creek Ranch – 15 Bonanza Creek Lane, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $9,106,497
(1 November 1998)
(7 February 1999)
Did You Know?
Despite being a horror movie, John Carpenter stated on the audio commentary that he did this movie because it closely resembled a western to him.
As Montoya rescues Crow from the cross he shoots into the front of the cross with an arrow, this implies that this side of the cross would crash to earth first (with Crow facing earthwards), but the backside of the cross lands in the next shot on earth.
I killed my own father, padre. I got no trouble killing you.
Ever since I saw a documentary on the making of horror movie special
effects, I've wanted to see 'Vampires'. I wasn't disappointed. In this era
of cheap computer effects it's really refreshing to see a movie where the
special effects are done the old fashioned way. For some bizarre reason I
really like Vampires. The plot is somewhat clichéd, the acting is nothing
special and yet… I find myself watching this movie over and over again.
Somehow the idea of a secret military force funded by the church, dedicated
to fighting vampires is thrilling even though I'm not a religious man. I
suppose it harkens back to the day of witch hunters. James Woods is great as
the grim, dedicated man sworn to destroy all vampires and as the true
shocker, the generic Baldwin appearing in the movie does a really good job
as well! If you like gory movies, check it out!