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Friday, October 16, 2015


Sad to say this isn't available on any medium except for the old VHS from Universal.

hands down, this is one of my three all time favorite Universal horror films. I first saw this as a child on KTVU TV from San Francisco on Creature Features hosted by Bob Wilkins.

Michael Pate stars as Drake Robey, a gunslinger who comes to a small western town and his hired by a beautiful young woman to kill a man she believes is responsible for her father's death. The town is also being plagued by mysterious deaths due to victims being drained of blood.

A preacher played by the great Eric Fleming suspects Robey of being the killer. It turns out that Robey is a vampire. He is this way because he killed his brother and then overcome with grief, he killed himself and damned his soul. When Robey is in a gunfight he always wins as the bullets cannot kill him.

Preacher Dan decides he has to end Robey's reign of terror and comes up with a very cleaver idea to kill the vampire. This is a great mixture of genres and it works very well. I also like the fact that Robey can be out in daylight as well. Pate does an excellent job in one of his very few starring roles.

The rest of the cast includes John Hoyt, Kathleen Crowley, Bruce Gordon, Edward Binns, and Jimmy Murphey. Why in the hell the "brains" at Universal haven't released this to disc is beyond me. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

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