Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (1989)

R   |    |  Comedy, Horror, Western


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Reclusive vampires lounge in a lonely American town. They wear sun cream to protect themselves. A descendant of Van Helsing arrives with hilarious consequences.


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8 October 2002 | Infofreak
A missed opportunity. Lame comedy horror. For rabid Campbell and Carradine fans only!
I watched 'Sundown' for one reason only - David Carradine and Bruce Campbell are in it. And really that is the ONLY reason to watch this mediocre so-called "horror comedy". I usually avoid that genre because movies described as such are generally neither scary or amusing, and 'Sundown' is no exception. The germ of the plot idea - vampires retire to a small town and try and live normal lives - actually has some potential, but it is a missed opportunity and never goes anywhere interesting. David Carradine ('Death Race 2000', 'Q'), who plays the Count only really appears in the second half of the movie, and Bruce Campbell ('Evil Dead', 'Maniac Cop'), who plays a nerdy vampire killer doesn't have much more than a supporting role. The real stars are TV types Morgan Brittany and Jim Metzler, and 'Grease 2's Maxwell Caufield. This should give you some idea of how crappy this movie is. The supporting cast also includes legendary character actor M. Emmet Walsh ('Blade Runner') and veteran b-grade star John Ireland ('Salon Kitty'), and 'Twin Peaks' fans will notice Dana Ashbrook (Bobby Briggs). The only reason to watch 'Sundown' is to play spot-the-actor. It has nothing else going for it. Not the worst horror movie I've ever seen, but one of the lamest.

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