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  • Summary: In the blood-chilling tradition of Halloween and Village of the Damned comes John Carpenter's unique vision of the ultimate killing machines, Vampires. (Sony)
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 19
  2. Negative: 4 out of 19
  1. 70
    With a distinctively middle-aged zest, Carpenter retools even the hopeless cliche requiring action heroes to spout bad puns while dispatching bad guys; his eminently stylish movie proves that new blood can flow from an old vein.
  2. Reviewed by: M. V. Moorhead
    Scary or not, there's energy in the way Carpenter frames and cuts his movies, and there's energy to spare in Woods' performance.
  3. 50
    The movie has a certain mordant humor, and some macho dialogue that's funny. Woods manfully keeps a straight face through goofy situations where many another actor would have signaled us with a wink. But the movie is not scary, and the plot is just one gory showdown after another.
  4. Reviewed by: Joshua Klein
    Profoundly disappointing--though Carpenter's score is, as usual, good fun.
  5. Reviewed by: Tom Meek
    Carpenter oscillates between high horror and lowbrow camp, which is more unsettling than the scenes of decapitation and dismemberment, and drives a steak through the heart of Woods' fine performance in the process.
  6. 25
    Anemic. [30 October 1998, p.8E]

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  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. [Anonymous]
    Jun 17, 2007
    Just crap. Carpenter really lost it this time? The movie's a disaster.
  2. Aug 28, 2012
    Terrible acting. Terrible Dialogue. Terrible story. Terrible effects/pyrotechnics. Terrible makeup. Terrible characters. This movie is a Turd-Sandwich.

    Only thing I enjoyed is how the hunters dispose of the hooking them up to a truck and dragging them outside into the sunlight. I thought that was a clever idea and nice addition to the Vampire genre. The rest of the movie sucked. Pun intended.