Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat

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"There's two kinds of folks in the town of purgatory. Vampires and lunch."
  • R
  • 1990
  • 1 hr 44 min
  • 6.1  (3,431)

In the small town of Purgatory, a community of vampires has been living in harmony with the human residents for over 100 years, thanks to a blood substitute called 'Synth-Blood.' However, this peaceful coexistence is threatened when a group of vampire hunters arrives in town, armed with a new weapon that can kill vampires. The leader of the vampire community, Jozek Mardulak (David Carradine), decides that it's time to leave their peaceful existence behind and move to a new home. Together with his wife, Hannah (Morgan Brittany), Mardulak gathers the vampires and heads for the town of 'Sunset' in search of a new home. However, this journey is not without obstacles.

Along the way, the group stops at the Sundown Lodge, a popular vacation spot for humans. The lodge is run by the eccentric and flamboyant Shane (Bruce Campbell), who is also secretly a vampire. Shane becomes infatuated with Hannah and tries to convince her to stay at the lodge with him, causing tension between him and Mardulak.

Meanwhile, the vampire hunters catch up with the group at the lodge, and a battle between the hunters and the vampires ensues. During the chaos, a human woman named Sarah (Deborah Foreman) becomes trapped with the group of vampires and becomes an unlikely ally in their quest for survival.

The film explores the themes of prejudice, acceptance, and love, as the vampires struggle to find a new home where they can be free from persecution. The portrayal of vampires as a peaceful and supportive community fighting for their survival is a unique take on the vampire genre, typically characterized by violent and bloodthirsty creatures.

David Carradine delivers a standout performance as Jozek Mardulak, the leader of the vampire community. He brings a sense of authority and gravitas to the role, making the audience empathize with the vampires' plight.

Morgan Brittany is equally impressive as Hannah, Mardulak's wife. She conveys the sense of longing for a peaceful existence with her husband, but also the strength to fight for their survival.

Bruce Campbell's character, Shane, provides comic relief in the film. His flamboyant personality and over-the-top antics add an element of humor to the story.

Overall, Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat is a thrilling and unique take on the vampire genre. It offers a fresh perspective on the creatures, portraying them as a community deserving of acceptance and empathy. The film's strong performances, witty humor, and action-packed sequences make it a must-see for any fan of the horror genre.

Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat is a 1990 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 44 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.

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    6.1  (3,431)