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Vampires is an American horror film of the vampire/action subgenres. It was directed by famed director John Carpenter and written by Don Jakoby based upon the novel Vampire$ by John Steakley. It was produced by Largo Entertainment and Spooky Tooth Productions and released theatrically in the United States on October 30th, 1998. The film stars James Woods as Jack Crow, a relentless, brutal vampire hunter who travels with his team of skilled slayers across the American Southwest, hunting down vampires and destroying them in their nests. Aside from a deep love for his job, Crow is also on a mission by Cardinal Alba to seek out an ancient relic that, if discovered by the enemy, could yield vampires the ability to function during the daylight hours. The movie also stars Daniel Baldwin as Jack's trusty sidekick Anthony Montoya, Tim Guinee as young priest Adam Guiteau, Maximelian Schell as Cardinal Alba and thomas Ian Griffith as the vampire nest leader Jan Valek.

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  • Alternatively known as John Carpenter's Vampires.
  • The movie was succeeded by two sequels, Vampires: Los Muertos in 2002 and Vampires: The Turning in 2005.
  • Actors Lex Lang and James "JR" Pollard are uncredited for their participation in this film.
  • Movie director Frank Darabont makes a cameo appearance in this film as a man driving a Buick. Darabont is best known for directing the film adaptations of Stephen King's The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile as well as being a showrunner on The Walking Dead television series.

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