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35mm print “Derived from John Steakley’s novel Vampire$, it pitches Vatican-backed vampire slayer Jack Crow (James Woods), his portly sidekick Tony Montoya (Daniel Baldwin) and naive young priest Adam Guiteau (Tim Guinee) against Valek (Thomas Ian Griffith). The 600-year-old bloodsucker is seeking the legendary Berziers Cross, a religious relic that will allow his nocturnal cohorts to stalk the Earth in broad daylight. Eschewing what Crow characterises as the ‘Eurotrash fag’ approach to vampire mythology, Carpenter opts for a tough, macho beat-’em-up style. The bloodthirsty creatures get staked, decapitated and torched, the last accomplished by dragging them into the New Mexico sunlight to spontaneously and spectacularly combust.” – Time Out (London)

  • Country USA
  • Rating R
  • Year 1997
  • Running Time 108 minutes
  • Director John Carpenter

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