Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (1990)





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A reformed vampire opens a desert resort to help his fellow bloodsuckers quit human blood cold-turkey. They produce their own synthetic red stuff and use sunblock. But renegade vampires invade with guns and wooden bullets.

Rating: R
Genre: Western, Horror, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: John Burgess, Anthony Hickox
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On DVD: Sep 23, 2008


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If you're longing for the days when vampire movies weren't so long-in-the-tooth and are in serious need of a good time, then set yourself up with a visit to the small town of Purgatory.

Full Review… | October 1, 2008

Audience Reviews for Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat


One the oddest vampire flicks I've seen for sometime with a blend of western, redneck, comedy and horror which doesn't really come off 100%. I was hoping for an 'American Werewolf' type film and this is certainly bizarre enough to pull that off but the effects are pretty tame and nothing really truly exciting actually happens.

There is a good cast in here its gotta be said, E. Walsh, Ireland, Caulfield, Carradine and horror comedy legend Bruce Campbell but the direction is weak and the film fails to grab your attention as a spooky vampire thriller, the fact that all the vamps are almost all old people and regular working Joe's just doesn't work here. I have seen some vamp Westerns before and they have always added to the mythology with their own cool ways but this misses the target simply cause it doesn't feel like a vamp film, its too camp and cheesy plus it looks kinda cheap too, shame as the films poster was always really nice.

Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

One of the better vampire movies that tries to do something new. It's a cheesy, fun, comic-book like 80's movie with a sense of humor and a rousing score.

A.D. Villarreal

Super Reviewer


Tongue in cheek, campy fun.

Anthony Valletta

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