Vampires

Vampires

Director: John Carpenter Cast: James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Sheryl Lee

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Overview

John Carpenter directed this horror-western, adapted from the novel Vampire$ by John Steakley, illuminating the pivotal figure of fearless vampire killer Jack Crow (James Woods), who lost his parents to the creatures. In a remote New Mexico location, Crow and his team, protected with chain-mail fang shields on their throats, blast away at a vampire nest, haul them out with the Jeep's winch, and then celebrate by pulling on other wenches at the Sun God Motel. Their revels are soon brought to an end by king vampire Valek (Thomas Ian Griffith), who became invulnerable after a bungled "inverse exorcism" during the 14th Century. Amid the motel mayhem, Jack escapes, along with his buddy Montoya (Daniel Baldwin) and hooker Katrina (Sheryl Lee). Since Katrina was already bitten by Valek, they use her as a decoy to locate Valek. Cardinal Alba (Maximilian Schell) sends padre Guiteau (Tim Guinee) to join Crow, who is unaware that Montoya has been bitten by Katrina. The hunt begins. Director Carpenter composed the film's music.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/24/2019
UPC: 0826663202151
Original Release: 1998
Rating: R
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:48:00
Sales rank: 327

Special Features

New interviews with director/composer John Carpenter, producer Sandy King Carpenter, actors James Woods, Thomas Ian Griffith and Tim Guinee, cinematographer Gary B. Kibbe and makeup effects artist Greg Nicotero; Audio commentary by John Carpenter; Isolated score; Original Making-of featurette; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Woods Jack Crow
Daniel Baldwin Tony Montoya
Sheryl Lee Katrina
Thomas Ian Griffith Valek
Tim Guinee Father Adam Guiteau
Maximilian Schell Cardinal Alba
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa Actor
Mark Boone Actor
Tommy Rosales Actor
Luce Rains Actor

Technical Credits
John Carpenter Director,Score Composer
Howard Berger Makeup
Robin Bush Costumes/Costume Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Reuben Cannon Casting
Eddie Dunlop Casting
Hank Garfield Sound/Sound Designer
Kim Hix Art Director
Don Jakoby Co-producer,Screenwriter
K.N.B. EFX Group Makeup Special Effects
Gary B. Kibbe Cinematographer
Sandy King Producer
Robert Kurtzman Makeup
Gregory Nicotero Makeup
Christian P. Della Penna Asst. Director
Barr Potter Executive Producer
Darrell D. Pritchett Special Effects
Mario Roberts Stunts
David Schlesinger Set Decoration/Design
Thomas A. Walsh Production Designer
Edward Warschilka Editor

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Vampires 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this is John's only vampire movie. But it doesnt show. You would think he's been makin vamp films since the 70's after watchin this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In this movie Vampirism began with a man named Valek. Centuries ago Valek was possessed by demons. The Catholic Church attempted an exorcism, with a forbidden and brutal ceremony. Somehow they botched ceremony and achieved the opposite of their intention. Valek's body was destroyed, but his possessed soul remained. They turned Valek into a creature whose body was dead, yet still functioned - The First Vampire. Valek bit others, who bit others, etc. They kept their numbers small. Stayed in small groups, each under the control of a Master or Queen. For the most part they avoided feeding on, or killing, anyone society would miss. So Vampires remained a legend. Humans as a whole didn't know about Vampires, because they didn't want to know. Unlike his spawn, Valek spent the centuries doing more than just feeding. He understood his transformation. The botched ceremony had been left incomplete. If he could finish the ritual, he believed he'd become invulnerable to Sunlight. Throughout the film Valek finally finds what he needed for the ritual, as he was being hunted by a small team of Vampire hunters. The team was lead be James Woods character - Jack Crow. Ironically Valek needed Jack. The ceremony required the presence and sacrifice of a Crusader. As the ceremony progressed Jack's allies attacked. Fouling the ceremony, and driving the Vamps back into the shadows. The climax was Jack vs Valek. Valek was cornered in a old building, one that was barely standing. Jack threw himself against an old support, collapsing the roof. Sunlight poured into the room, bathing Valek in it's deadly rays. This is an Entertaining and Action Packed Vampire Movie.
creeper More than 1 year ago
wow, what a vampire movie,great when the vamps catch on fire......Gotta see it for this,plus the chick vampiress is amazing in her short skirt.It is one of the best out,and not too gory..Great acting too.A Must for us horror fans........
Guest More than 1 year ago
John carpenter has out done himself! he has obviously studied the vampire horror classics, such as the origial "dracula", with lagosi. Sheryl lee's character,is remindful of how the older female vampires behaved, once under the fang.John carpenter has directed, produced, and even written the music for this new-age triumph. James wood as, a master slayer, does the role justice. Even a modern day van helsing would be impressed.I've been watching vampire films for a long time, and am sad to say, rarely impressed these days. I so enjoyed this marvel of the macabre, that i've purchased it, after repeatedly watching it on cable. Go john carpenter, go!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was alright for gore and burning vampires but the story was boring, and the other movie that john did that wasn't that great either was Ghosts of mars.