John Carpenter's Vampires 1998

John Carpenter's Vampires

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Nothing but one showdown after another.

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Ever since his parents were murdered by vampires, Jack Crow (James Woods) has had one purpose in life: putting stakes through bloodsuckers' hearts. With his battle-hardened crew of vampire killers and the assistance of the Catholic Church, Crow roams the New Mexico desert looking for undead lairs to annihilate. But he meets his match when, at a roadside motel, he comes face to face with Jan Valek (Thomas Ian Griffith), a vampire kingpin possessed of incredible powers.

Cast

James Woods
as Jack Crow
Daniel Baldwin
as Tony Montoya
Sheryl Lee
as Katrina
Tim Guinee
as Father Guiteau, Ojciec Guiteau
Gregory Sierra
as Father Giovanni, Ojciec Giovanni
Henry Kingi
as Anthony
Maximilian Schell
as Cardinal Alba, Kardyna? Alba
Mark Silvertsen
as Highway Patrolman
John Furlong
as Father Molina, Ojciec Molina
Angelina Calderon Torres
as Sprz?taczka, Cleaning Lady
Jimmy Ortega
as Male Vampire #1, Wampirzyca
Gilbert Rosales
as Wampir, Male Vampire #2
Danielle Burgio
as Woman Vampire #1, Wampirzyca
Laura Cordova
as Female Vampire #2, Wampirzyca
Troy Robinson
as Male Master #1
Anita Hart
as Female Master #2
John Casino
as Male Master #3
Chad Stahelski
as Male Master #4
Steve Blalock
as Male Master #5
Marjean Holden
as Female Master #6
Cris Thomas-Palomino
as Female Master #7
Julia McFerrin
as Hooker #1
Lori Dillen
as Hooker #2
Jake Walker
as County Sheriff
Michael Huddleston
as Motel Owner
Todd Anderson
as Deputy Sheriff
Dennis E. Garber
as Limousine Driver
Robert L. Bush
as TV News Anchor
Frank Darabont
as Buick Man
Ann Romero
as Hooker
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Critic Reviews for John Carpenter's Vampires

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Audience Reviews for John Carpenter's Vampires

  • Jun 03, 2016
    So many weird cinematic choices are made here, a subpar Souther Gothic. But if you want to show someone what "cool" looked like in Texas in the mid-to-late 90's, you can show them the opening scene of this film.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 04, 2013
    Lots of gore, no plot. Vampires is a western horror that started off well but then went down hill as soon as the team finished executing a bunch of Mexican vampires. it's somewhat fun to watch but it doesn't make much sense overall.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Oct 12, 2012
    John Carpenter delivers a bold new vision of the undead in his action/horror film Vampires. The story follows a pair of vampire slayers that go rogue in order to pursue a master vampire named Valek, who they believe to be the original source of vampirism. James Woods leads the cast, which also includes Sheryl Lee and Daniel Baldwin. However, the characters aren't written very well and the performances bear that out. But the vampire lore of the film is quite interesting and keeps the film engaging. So while the story isn't that compelling, the action and mythology keeps Vampires entertaining.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 06, 2010
    Pretty cool. I"m not a fan of James Woods personally, but he did a really good job in this. Very entertaining, but I still enjoyed Los Muertos (the sequel starring Bon Jovi) better.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer

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