The Forsaken (2001)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Road Movie  |   Release Date - Apr 27, 2001 (USA)  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Karl Williams

Genre writer/director J.S. Cardone crafts his own history of the vampire legend in this teen horror outing that takes place primarily in desert locations, à la Near Dark (1987) and Vampires (1998). Sean (Kerr Smith) is traveling across the desert to attend his sister's wedding when he picks up an unusual hitchhiker, Nick (Brendan Fehr). A vampire hunter, Nick soon has Sean embroiled in a battle between himself and a band of the undead creatures led by Kit (Johnathon Schaech). Caught in the middle of the supernatural shenanigans with Sean is Megan (Izabella Miko), who had been nearly turned into a vampire herself by Kit and his followers. Sean and Megan develop a romantic attachment, which encounters a further obstacle when Sean is infected with the vampire virus; only Kit's death can prevent Sean from permanently becoming one of the nosferatu.

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hitchhiker, vampire, bloodsucker, road-trip, death, undead, desert, immortality, drugs, AIDS