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Tagline : "From the master of terror comes a new breed of evil."

VampiresThis highly enjoyable, action packed horror from John Carpenter sees James Woods and Daniel Baldwin playing mercenaries Jack Crow and Anthony Montoya. Who command an elite group of vampire slayers, that have been commissioned by the church to hunt down and destroy vampire nests in the American southwest.

But after completing their latest extermination mission, their celebratory drinks at a nearby motel are gatecrashed by a powerful master vampire named Valek (Thomas Griffith). Who proceeds to decimate their entire crew.

Barely escpaing with their lives, Crow and Montoya proceed to try and track down Valek, who is searching for a artefact known as the black cross, which will allow him to walk in the sunlight. Acquiring a new team member, a young padre named Father Adam (Tim Guinee), who Crow takes an instant disliking to, they set off, using one of Valeks victims, who is telepqthically linked to him, to help track him down.

But problems arise when they fail to prevent Valek from obtaining the cross and then discover he has taken over a nearby town and turned its inhabitants into vampires, leading to a bloody showdown in the films climax.

Based on the book 'Vampire$' by John Steakly, this is one of those films that may have passed you by when first released back in 1999 (going up against the Blair Witch Project at the cinema). But it's still by far one of the best vampire pics to emerge in recent times.

If you haven't seen this yet, then you should definitely give it a go!

Overall Marks : 7/10.

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