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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)
Score distribution:
  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. 50
    There's a surprising amount to relish about this gleefully self-conscious, disposable romp through horror's sexiest subgenre, mainly the film's grasp of its own terms.
  3. The lead actors on both sides of the vampire divide are all strong personalities.
  4. Reviewed by: Simon Braund
    40
    For all the exploding gore, graphic eviscerations and combustible corpses, it’s not shocking, not sexy and not scary.
  5. Reviewed by: Joshua Klein
    40
    Profoundly disappointing--though Carpenter's score is, as usual, good fun.
  6. 25
    Anemic. [30 October 1998, p.8E]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. [Anonymous]
    Jun 17, 2007
    3
    Just crap. Carpenter really lost it this time? The movie's a disaster.
  2. Aug 28, 2012
    2
    Terrible acting. Terrible Dialogue. Terrible story. Terrible effects/pyrotechnics. Terrible makeup. Terrible characters. This movie is aTerrible 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 vampires....by 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.
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