|John Carpenter's Vampires|
Prepare for the dawn.
|Title||John Carpenter's Vampires|
|Directed by||John Carpenter|
|Written by||Don Jakoby|
|Produced by||Barr Potter; Sandy King; Don Jakoby|
|Music by||John Carpenter|
|Cinematography||Gary B. Kibbe|
|Edited by||Edward A. Warschilka|
|Distributed by||Largo Entertainment|
|Release date(s)||October 30th, 1998|
|Running time||108 min.|
|Gross revenue||$20,241,395 (US)|
|Followed by||Vampires: Los Muertos (2002)|
Vampires is an American horror film of the vampire/action subgenres. It was directed by famed director John Carpenter and written by Don Jakoby based upon the novel Vampire$ 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.
|James Woods||Jack Crow|
|Daniel Baldwin||Anthony Montoya|
|Thomas Ian Griffith||Jan Valek|
|Maximillian Schell||Cardinal Alba|
|Tim Guinee||Father Adam Guiteau|
|Mark Boone Junior||Catlin|
|Gregory Sierra||Father Giovanni|
|Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa||David Deyo|
|Mark Siversten||Highway patroman|
|John Furlong||Father Joseph Molina|
|Angelina Calderón Torres||Cleaning lady|
|Jimmy Ortega||Male vampire #1|
|Gilbert Rosales||[[Male vampire #2|
|Danielle Burgio||Female vampire #1|
|Laura Cordova||Female vampire #2|
|Troy Robinson||Male master #1|
|Anita Hart||Female master #2|
|John Casino||Male master #3|
|Chad Stahelski||Male master #4|
|Steve Blalock||Male master #5|
|Marjean Holden||Female master #6|
|Cris Thomas Palomino||Female master #7|
|Julia McFerrin||First hooker|
|Lori Dillen||Second hooker|
|Jake Walker||County sheriff|
|Michael Huddleston||Motel owner|
|Todd Anderson||Deputy sheriff|
|Dennis E. Garber||Limousine driver|
|Robert L. Bush||TV news anchor|
|Frank Darabont||Man with Buick|
|James "JR" Pollard||Rich rancher in church|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- Alternatively known as John Carpenter's Vampires.
- Production on Vampires began on June 2nd, 1997. Principal photography concluded on August 4th, 1997. The movie was filmed in Cerrillos, San Juan Pueblo and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
- The movie was succeeded by two sequels, Vampires: Los Muertos in 2002 and Vampires: The Turning in 2005.
- Vampires was released as a DVD double-feature along with the 1994 adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein by Sony Pictures on August 31st, 1999.
- 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.