Sundown, The Vampire in Retreat

Film, 1990

I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a movie straddle the comedy/horror line so successfully. You’re aways laughing with Sundown, not at it. The secret to it’s success is it’s tone; it’s almost completely a comedy.And it makes great use of it’s cast. David Carradine, Bruce Campbell and M Emmet Walsh are all excellent character actors, and all of their strengths are played to brilliantly. The attention to detail is also unusual for a production of this type. All of the background characters are fully realized, individual characters from costume to performance. An unapologetically fun movie. 3.5

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