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Certificate 18
Daniel Baldwin
James Woods
Sheryl Lee
Thomas Ian Griffith
John Carpenter
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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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...

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.

Reviewed by Simon Braund

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