late at night a young man named Caleb
Colton (Adrian Pasdar) picks up a young
woman named Mae (Jenny Wright) whom he
seems linked to and shows her around his
farm area for a bit but his pet horse
seems terrified of her and she seems very
She demands him that she needs to be back
home before sunlight and panicks fearing
it might be too late and asks her to kiss
him in order for him to drive her back
and she bites him on the neck.
When it's sunlight he starts not to feel
too well and then is almost caught on
fire until a mobile vehicle picks him up
and encounters a family of vampires lead
by a man named Jesse Hooker (Lance
Henriksen) as the family isn't sure of
Caleb thinking if he'd fir in or not as
they stay in a hotel each time daylight
hits and sleeps the whole day as well as
stealing different vehicles when they
travel at night.
Mae tries to tell Caleb that he must kill
people and drink their blood in order to
live as he starts to feel weak and ill
when he refuses and Caleb's father Loy
(Tim Thomerson) tries to rescue him and
bring him back to human life but it may
A great conversation
between Caleb Colton and Mae when he gives her a lift which looked mysterious due to Mae's actions and eccentric behavior.
There's a great moment when she acts
intense telling him to drive her home
before daylight and panicking about it.
There's a good shot of them kissing as
well as her biting him on the neck.
There's good shots on Caleb acting weak during the sunlight on him
with smoke forming on him and then a nice
shot on a trailer mobile driving by him
and someone grabbing him. There's a nice
camera shot looking up on Severen while putting his foot on Caleb acting like a bully and speaking toughly
There's a good discussion between Caleb and Mae near a railroad track
when she tells him who he is now which
looked quite powerful.
There's many great scene's with Caleb walking in the city streets acting sick
as well as him at a bus station and then
an officer coming up from behind him and
getting demanding with him thinking that
he's intoxicated which looked very
There's a perfect shot on Caleb sucking the blood from Mae's wrist acting ravenous in which shows
terrific energy on the two of them.
There's a good shot on the
vampires doing their deadly deeds like Severen acting like a cowboy hitchhiking on the
side of the road as well as two thugs trying to carjack both Jesse Hooker and Diamonback as
there's nice shots on the two of them
showing a good evil smiley expressions.
There's many great scene's with these people entering
a bar with shots on the customers staring
at them while they discuss what they see
which leaves you an impression that they
will be up to no good.
There's a nice forceful action with Severon grabbing Caleb at the bar table
and trying to get him to fight a biker in the
bar with a nice shot on Caleb giving one of the customers a good blow and him
falling back against the wall.
Some good angle shots on Severen stepping up on the bar table doing some
sort of a dance and then swinging his
spike cowboy boots towards the bartender and slitting his throat
with a good graphic camera shot on that
A nice shot on Caleb looking dark and expressionless slowly
walking up to a teenage cowboy as
there's shot on him looking scared which
was good as well as a good shot on him
jumping out of a bar window.
Nice shots on
state troopers surrounding a hotel
pointing their guns as well as shooting
with Jesse, Diamonback and Severen preparing to fire back as well as a good
shot on Caleb running to go to
his vehicle with gun shots shooting him
and he reacts well to the pain.
Good moment with Homer approaching Sarah Colton at a
pop machine trying to act charming
towards her which looked good.
Perfect camera shot on the gang
standing near a cliff in the dark with
mist floating around them.
There's a nice struggling moment with Loy Colton and Sarah trapped
in a hotel room with Jesse, Diamonback, Severon and Homer restraining them there which makes you
wonder if they will be safe.
There's a good moment with Loy placing Caleb in his barn and
trying to inject blood in him as well as
nice shots on him sobbing.
Good shots on Caleb and Sarah playing out in the farm
area acting full of life.
Another good shot on Severon with the camera looking up on him while
throwing Caleb far onto the
road as well as a nice shot on him trying to run him over with a truck and a
great shot on the truck exploding.
A good showdown with Caleb against Jesse with him
yelling at him to let his sister go as
well as a good shot on Diamonback coming up from behind Caleb about to
throw a knife at him.
Bottom line is that this is the most
original vampire flick ever. It doesn't
shows them having monstrous faces and
growing fangs nor flying anywhere. Just
people travelling in vehicles and
avoiding the sun. It's an excellent film
too with nonstop action and a total 80's
horror flick. I advise this to anyone who
enjoys old school horror.
There's many good touching moments in the
film with the main character living the
life as a vampire and having a romance
with the vampiress who made him a vampire
along with his father and sister trying
to rescue him.
The story started out as very mysterious
before discovering who this vampiress is
and acting strange which was a perfect
drawing card to the beginning of this
film in which makes a perfect story
instead of jumping right in revealing her
identity as one. There's alot of great settings
surrounding each scene like a sleazy bar,
motels and the distance of the sun
The acting is very
good as lead actor Adrian Pasdar (Caleb Colton) put
all his energy into this film on his
experience as a vampire showing great
sickening emotions as well as the
expressionless expressions too when he
needed to do so. He shows terrific
intensity and great aggrsssions too which
was one of the film's pluses to top it
all off. He was one of the best actors
for this flick.
Jenny Wright (Mae) was another good one in
the film as a teenage vampiress with her
eccentric attitude as she came across
very mysterious during the beginning of
the story thanks to her good performance.
She brought great characteristic's to her
part in it. There's a great shocked reaction on her in a scene after she discovers that her fellow actor is normal again awhen he was a vampire beforehand.
Lance Henriksen (Jesse Hooker) played a marvellous
leader of the vampire pack showing great
aggressions and intimidating looks too.
He always does a good job proving to be a
versatile actor. He really stood out very
well that he was the head of the pack.
Bill Paxton (Severen) was the one who stood
out the most playing a tough as nails
vampire by having a real bad ass
attitude. He really knew how to act rough
and psysical as well as acting very
mouthy and obnoxious. Watching his part
was quite disturbing to those who were
bullied in school or on the streets.
Jenette Goldstein (Diamonback) brings a nice
warmness on set as a female vampiress
along with a tough type attitude too. She
looked great to top it all off along with
showing terrific characteristics. It's a
shame she doesn't get many good roles
like this one since she often has small
parts when it comes to film acting. She
showed a completely different role than
when she played a tomboy in Aliens
too making it seem like she's a different
Tim Thomerson (Loy Colton) had a nice supporting
role in the film as a single father
farmworker showing a great strong
attitude on the set of the camera with
nice emotions too. Any of the shows I've
seen him in he always does a fine job and
will always be a worthy character actor
in which he shows great characteristics
in this one.
Many bloody gunshots
Vampire's skin getting burned
The music was terrifically
composed by the group Tangerine Dream
sounding incredibly original and
very 80's horror like with the terrific
keyboard playing as well as alot of rock
guitar music too during many of the
sequences throughout the storyline. It
couldn't get any better than this in
which they make every scene sound
There's many good
songtracks in the film most notably the
hit "Naughty Naughty" by John
Parr during a scene where the family
of vampires enter a bar.
Y'know, the light that's leaving that
star right now will take a billion years
to get down here. You wanna know why
you've never met a girl like me before?
Because I'll still be here when the light
from that star gets down here to earth.
Colton: I sure haven't met any girls
Mae: No, you sure haven't.
The name's Homer. H-O-M-E-R. Mispronounce
it... and I wouldn't... wanna... be you.
sweating and in obvious withdrawal, Caleb
is being shaken down by a policeman]
Deputy Sheriff: You ain't looking
too good, son.
Caleb Colton: I ain't feeling too
Deputy Sheriff: What're you on?
Caleb Colton: You wouldn't believe
Let's put it this way: I fought for the
South. We lost.
Colton: [Homer is staring at Sarah]
It's impolite to stare.
Colton: Caleb, those people back
there, they wasn't normal. Normal folks,
they don't spit out bullets when you
shoot 'em, no sir.
Mae: Caleb, what's happening?
Caleb Colton: I brought you home.
Mae: I'm afraid.
Caleb Colton: Don't be. It's just