John Carpenter's Vampires Overview

Ever since the excellent Bram Stoker book called Dracula (published in 1897), vampires have grown in (un)popularity in the public imagination. And Hollywood just can't seem to resist these blood-sucking creatures of the night with their strangely erotic appeal that rests on co-mingling sex and death and regeneration into a restless undead immortality.

There have been serious vampire movies, humorous vampire movies, even gay vampire movies. And every so often, someone comes along and makes another -- like John Carpenter now.

In this take on the vampire myth, we have a man on mission from God -- well, actually the Vatican. His name is Jack Crow and he heads up a Vatican-sponsored team of vampire hunters who span the globe seeking out the places where vampires may have left their mark. (Think of it as the X-Files with O-Positive Terrestrials.)

Anyway, Jack's getting tired of his work just when he needs to keep most alert as the hunted vampires are set to turn from prey into hunters themselves.