The Forsaken
The Forsaken (2001)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: April 27, 2001
DVD Release Date: September 25, 2001
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Critic Score: 7% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It's all been done before, and done better.

Time Out

The writer/director then squanders his wayward energies on repetitive, ham-fisted action and boring violence.

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Bruce Fretts
Entertainment Weekly

Startlingly amateurish.

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

I've heard about cutting corners in the makeup-FX department, but isn't holding back on fangs a bit much?

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

An unoriginal, but occasionally pungent little horror flick.

Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune

A fitting title, it seems that almost everything in this film is either forsaken or just plain neglected, including plot, characters and logic.

Kim Newman
Empire Magazine

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.

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Wesley Morris
San Francisco Chronicle

A wearying desert-bound mess of exposed flesh, horrendous editing, retrograde effects and a grade-Z story.

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Kristy Martin
Mr. Showbiz

Uses its WB pretty boys as a lure -- but the only ones biting are the laughable bloodsuckers of the title.

Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone

It's not a scary movie, it's a vampire movie. And in reality, it's kind of a bad vampire movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Japes .
Kerr Smith is so gorgeous. Pretty bad movie, interesting premise, but awful script and cinematography. I watched the whole thing, but if it wasn't for… More
Dean McKenna
Grimy, brutal, and awash with stage blood, the vampire film is relentlessly unpleasant.
Alex roy
The Forsaken has got to be the best vampire flick since 1987's The Lost Boys. The film oozes of sexuality that made The Lost Boys such a great film. The… More
_kelly .King
One of my favorite indie vampire flicks ever. Combines road movie and a vampire pack on the hunt, and I don't mind the protagonists' corny buddy… More
Dean King
A fairly decent, low budget, Vampire road B movie. Quite a combination, gory at times, with a young cast two of which are from the first Final destination film.… More
Emily Armstrong
This movie is rubbish, and I know it's rubbish, but I can't stop watching it. You know how you can hate a good movie because it has an actor you hate… More