The Forsaken
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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 7%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The writer/director then squanders his wayward energies on repetitive, ham-fisted action and boring violence."
‑ , Time Out
"Startlingly amateurish."
‑ Bruce Fretts, Entertainment Weekly
"I've heard about cutting corners in the makeup-FX department, but isn't holding back on fangs a bit much?"
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"This one got a little redundant about halfway through."
‑ JoBlo, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
"The only true forsaken are the disillusioned patrons seeking a good vampire movie."
‑ Dwayne E. Leslie, Boxoffice Magazine
"An unoriginal, but occasionally pungent little horror flick."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"A fitting title, it seems that almost everything in this film is either forsaken or just plain neglected, including plot, characters and logic."
‑ Robert K. Elder, Chicago Tribune
"A rare horror film in which the heroes are better drawn than the monsters, this trips up because Schaech doesn't cut it as a master fiend and the car chases distract from the dread."
‑ Kim Newman, Empire Magazine
"As a horror film, it's not scary nor suspenseful; and as an action picture, it's not terribly exciting, if at all."
‑ Michael Dequina, Film Threat
"Near Dark, the last great 'vampires-in-the-desert' flick is blasphemed over and over again. If you're thinking of seeing this, don't."
‑ Nathaniel Rogers, Film Experience
"A wearying desert-bound mess of exposed flesh, horrendous editing, retrograde effects and a grade-Z story."
‑ Wesley Morris, San Francisco Chronicle
"Uses its WB pretty boys as a lure -- but the only ones biting are the laughable bloodsuckers of the title."
‑ Kristy Martin, Mr. Showbiz
"It's not a scary movie, it's a vampire movie. And in reality, it's kind of a bad vampire movie."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone,
"Bood-sucking vampires prey on teen TV stars. Never seen that one before..."
‑ Paul Salfen,
"Cinematic junk food."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
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