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Vampire Movies of the 1980s


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The Movie

  • Starring:
    Adrian Pasdar as Caleb Colton
    Jenny Wright as Mae
    Lance Henriksen as Jesse Hooker
    Bill Paxton as Severen
    Jenette Goldstein as Diamondback
    Tim Thomerson as Loy Colton
    Joshua John Miller as Homer
    Marcie Leeds as Sarah Colton
    Kenny Call as Deputy Sheriff
    Ed Corbett as Ticket Seller
    Troy Evans as Plainclothes Officer
    Bill Cross as Sheriff Eakers
    Roger Aaron Brown as Cajun Truck Driver
    Thomas Wagner as Bartender
    Robert Winley as Patron in Bar
    James LeGros as Teenage Cowboy
    Jan King as Waitress
    Danny Kopel as Biker in Bar
    Billy Beck as Motel Manager
    S.A. Griffin as Police Officer at Motel
    Bob Terhune as State Trooper
    William T. Lane as State Trooper
    Gary Littlejohn as State Trooper
    Paul M. Lane as State Trooper
    Eddie Mulder as State Trooper
    Don Pugsley as Truck Driver #2
    Neith Hunter as Lady in Car
    Theresa Randle as Lady in Car
    Tony Pierce as Highway Youth
    Gordon Haight as Highway Youth
    Leo Geter as Caleb's Friend
    Gary Wayne Cunningham as Caleb's Friend
  • Director: Kathryn Bigelow
  • Run Time: 94 min


A chance meeting, followed by a lovebite, and Caleb starts to turn ... Mae, who turned him, now has to help him through the process, and get him accepted by the group ....

An original vampire tale, with its own rules and logic. But told well, with absolute consistency, and attention to detail, without slowing the plot with excessive back story.

One of a handful of vampire movies that looks at the world from their side of the fence; a powerful tale of love, lust and bloodlust that takes you wth it from the beginning right through. The casting is good, the story and script are excellent; no need for garlic, graveyards or gimmicks....

The hints at individual stories merely whet the appetite for more - why wasn't this taken up for a TV series?


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  • Format: Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen,
  • Dolby, DTS Surround Sound
  • Aspect Ratio(s): 1.85:1
  • Audio Encoding: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Not for sale to persons under age 18.
  • Studio: Anchor Bay Entertain
  • DVD Release Date: September 10, 2002

Special Features

  • Commentary by director Kathryn Bigelow
  • Living in Darkness: a new 47 minute documentary on the making of the film
  • Deleted scene with director's commentary
  • Storyboards
  • Poster & still gallery
  • Behind the scenes gallery
  • DVD-ROM: Screenplay and screen savers
  • Number of discs: 2

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