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.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Horror
- Run Time: 90min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 04/27/2001
- DVD Release Date: 09/25/2001
- Distributor(s): Sony
- Themes: Vampires,Dangerous Attraction,Dangerous Friends
- Tone: Creepy,Goth,Lurid,Menacing
AIDS, bloodsucker, death, desert, drugs, hitchhiker, immortality, road-trip, undead, vampire
- Country of Origin: USA (04-27-2001)
- Language: English