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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Daniel Baldwin
James Woods
Sheryl Lee
Thomas Ian Griffith
Directors
John Carpenter
Screenwriters
Don Jakoby
Running Time
110 minutes

John Carpenter's Vampires
A vampire hunter chases the king of the undead who wants to be daytime friendly.


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Plot
Jack Crow (Woods) is an unofficial, Vatican-sponsored vampire hunter. Until recently, he and his team would prowl the Americas like pest controllers, clearing 'nests' of bloodsuckers. Problems begin though, when the particularly powerful vampire Valek shows up and kills Jack's team. He's looking for a particular relic that will enable him to walk in daylight...


Verdict
Schlocky, and nothing approaching a return to Carpenter's form of The Thing or Halloween (or Dark Star, for that matter). Woods' schtick never gets tired, there's a few decent sequences, and above all it's cheesy fun. Disappointing, but nowhere near as bad as Escape From L.A.


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