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* BadassNormal: Lionel 'Elvis' Cormac, played by Willem Dafoe.

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* BadassNormal: Lionel 'Elvis' Cormac, played by Willem Dafoe.Creator/WillemDafoe.


* ApologeticAttacker: [[spoiler:Christopher near the ending when he tries to gun Edward and Audrey down.]]

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* ApologeticAttacker: [[spoiler:Christopher near Near the ending when he ending, Christopher tries to gun Edward and Audrey down.]]down while apologizing for it.



* [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled Better To Die Than Be A Monster]]: [[spoiler: Alison chooses to let herself turn into a subsider and be killed than live as a vampire.]]

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* [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled Better To Die Than Be A Monster]]: [[spoiler: BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Alison chooses to let herself turn into a subsider and be killed than live as a vampire.]]



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Yes, our heroes found a cure, but it's not clear whether it'll work on the subsiders, they still face considerable opposition to administering it (not to mention that getting fed on tends to be fatal from the wounds), and casualties from the worldwide war between humans and vampires will surely continue to mount.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: First Frankie, and then Elvis turn up in the lobby just in time to save the heroes.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Yes, our heroes found a cure, but it's not clear whether it'll work on the subsiders, they still face considerable opposition to administering it (not to mention that getting fed on tends to be fatal from the wounds), and casualties from the worldwide war between humans and vampires will surely continue to mount.]]
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* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: First Frankie, and then Elvis turn up in the lobby just in time to save the heroes.]]



* BreakTheCutie: Frankie, [[spoiler:infecting Bromley's daughter.]]

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* %%* BreakTheCutie: Frankie, [[spoiler:infecting Bromley's daughter.]]



* CoolCar: Vampire cars are very sleek and have a wide variety of gadgets to make them suitable for daytime driving (cameras, blacked-out windows, etc.)

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* CoolCar: CoolCar:
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Vampire cars are very sleek and have a wide variety of gadgets to make them suitable for daytime driving (cameras, blacked-out windows, etc.)



* DeathIsDramatic: [[spoiler:Alison's execution, where she is being dragged down the hallway and finally goes up in flames together with the other subsiders.]]
* DefiantToTheEnd: [[spoiler: Even after transforming into a subsider, Alison is still able to recognize and lash out at Frankie, staring him down as she's pulled into the sunlight.]]

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* DeathIsDramatic: [[spoiler:Alison's Alison's execution, where she is being dragged down the hallway and finally goes up in flames together with the other subsiders.]]
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* DefiantToTheEnd: [[spoiler: Even after transforming into a subsider, Alison is still able to recognize and lash out at Frankie, staring him down as she's pulled into the sunlight.]]



* DrivenToSuicide: The Vampire girl in the prologue, who kills herself by sitting outside during the sunrise. Promotional Material for the film reveals that she was in fact Patient Zero. It's implied that she committed suicide because she will never grow older, with the guilt of starting a worldwide outbreak that transformed everyone into Blood-thirsty Vampires playing a part too.

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* DrivenToSuicide: DrivenToSuicide:
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The Vampire girl in the prologue, who kills herself by sitting outside during the sunrise. Promotional Material for the film reveals that she was in fact Patient Zero. It's implied that she committed suicide because she will never grow older, with the guilt of starting a worldwide outbreak that transformed everyone into Blood-thirsty Vampires playing a part too.



* EpicFail: The first blood substitute test ends...[[{{Understatement}} poorly.]]
* EveryCarIsAPinto: Played with. During the car chase one of the human hunters' cars crashes and there's a huge explosion. But it isn't the ''car'' that blows up from the crash, it's the ''vampires inside of the car'' who blow up when the long sharp metal beams go clear through the windshield and stake them (see MadeOfExplodium below).

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* EpicFail: The first blood substitute test ends...ends [[{{Understatement}} poorly.]]
* EveryCarIsAPinto: Played with. During the car chase one of the human hunters' cars crashes and there's a huge explosion. But it isn't the ''car'' that blows up from the crash, it's the ''vampires inside of the car'' who blow up when the long sharp metal beams go clear through the windshield and stake them (see MadeOfExplodium below).them.



* AGlassOfChianti: Given a unique twist: real human blood is extremely rare in this universe, so when Frankie brings home a bottle of the genuine article as a peace offering to his brother, it's the equivalent of sharing a rare vintage wine.

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* AGlassOfChianti: AGlassOfChianti:
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Given a unique twist: real human blood is extremely rare in this universe, so when Frankie brings home a bottle of the genuine article as a peace offering to his brother, it's the equivalent of sharing a rare vintage wine.



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:[[DoubleSubversion Double subverted]] with Frankie. First he pretends to ally with his brother, just to attack Elvis the very next moment. However, because HumanityIsInfectious, he turns human to complete his HeelFaceTurn and subsequently [[RedemptionEqualsDeath redeems himself]].]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Frankie again.]]

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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:[[DoubleSubversion Double subverted]] subverted with Frankie. First he pretends to ally with his brother, just to attack Elvis the very next moment. However, because HumanityIsInfectious, he turns human to complete his HeelFaceTurn and subsequently [[RedemptionEqualsDeath redeems himself]].]]
himself]].
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Frankie again.]]Frankie again. He offers himself up to a group of starving vampires in order to buy time for his brother to get away.



* HumanityEnsues: [[spoiler: This is what ultimately happens to Charles Bromley. Edward Dalton then sends him down the elevator, to where an army of starving vampires are waiting. HilarityEnsues, albeit very bloody and macabre kind of hilarity.]]

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* HumanityEnsues: [[spoiler: This is what ultimately happens to Charles Bromley. Edward Dalton then sends him down the elevator, to where an army of starving vampires are waiting. HilarityEnsues, albeit very bloody and macabre kind of hilarity.]]



* KarmicDeath: The vampire bureaucracy was treating humans like cattle; in the end [[spoiler: head bureaucrat Charles Bromley ends up being slaughtered like one]].
** Also, [[spoiler: the vampires who eat Frankie immediately become human. Unfortunately for them, they do so within sight of a small army of starving vampires who subsequently devour them just as messily]].
** Then [[spoiler: the surviving ex-vampires are shown clutching their stomachs and looking seriously nauseated at realizing what they've just done a few moments before a much less hungry vampire bursts in and mows them all down with a sub-machine gun]].

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* KarmicDeath: The vampire bureaucracy was treating humans like cattle; in the end [[spoiler: head [[spoiler:head bureaucrat Charles Bromley ends up being slaughtered like one]].
** Also, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the vampires who eat Frankie immediately become human. Unfortunately for them, they do so within sight of a small army of starving vampires who subsequently devour them just as messily]].
** Then [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the surviving ex-vampires are shown clutching their stomachs and looking seriously nauseated at realizing what they've just done a few moments before a much less hungry vampire bursts in and mows them all down with a sub-machine gun]].



* KarmicTransformation: [[spoiler:After years of farming humans for profit, Bromley gets tricked into taking the cure (Edward's blood) and turning human.]]

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* KarmicTransformation: [[spoiler:After After years of farming humans for profit, Bromley gets tricked into taking the cure (Edward's blood) and turning human.]]



* KissOfTheVampire: Averted with a vengeance.



* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler: Alison Bromley. See the IHateYouVampireDad entry above. Guilty and horrified at seeing his fellow soldiers cheering on Alison's execution, Frankie ultimately decides to switch sides.]]

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* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler: Alison [[spoiler:Alison Bromley. See the IHateYouVampireDad entry above. Guilty and horrified at seeing his fellow soldiers cheering on Alison's execution, Frankie ultimately decides to switch sides.]]



* LooksLikeOrlok: The subsiders are definitely this kind of vampire.

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* LooksLikeOrlok: The subsiders are definitely this kind of vampire.still vampires, but, like Orloks, they more resemble humanoid bats than actual humans with pronounced fangs.



* NoSeatBelts: The accident that [[spoiler: turned Elvis human]] sent him crashing through the windshield to fly through the sunlit air and plummet into a lake. The car he was driving was an early 1950s model year, so maybe he never installed seat belts . . . when he was extensively modding it for daylight driving. He was also suffering from blood deprivation, so it may have had seat belts that he simply chose not to use in his currently poor judgement. And driving at high speeds in daylight is pretty reckless in itself, so it's all part of the danger thrill.
* NoTranshumanismAllowed: The film starts out with a transhuman utopia of immortal, disease-proof vampires, whose only real weakness is a dependence on increasingly scarce human blood. The villain's nefarious plan is to come up with a working substitute for human blood and keep all the other benefits. The hero's plan is to turn everybody back into frail, feeble humans.

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* NoSeatBelts: The accident that [[spoiler: turned [[spoiler:turned Elvis human]] sent him crashing through the windshield to fly through the sunlit air and plummet into a lake. The car he was driving was an early 1950s model year, so maybe he never installed seat belts . . . when he was extensively modding it for daylight driving. He was also suffering from blood deprivation, so it may have had seat belts that he simply chose not to use in his currently poor judgement. And driving at high speeds in daylight is pretty reckless in itself, so it's all part of the danger thrill.
* NoTranshumanismAllowed: NoTranshumanismAllowed:
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The film starts out with a transhuman utopia of immortal, disease-proof vampires, whose only real weakness is a dependence on increasingly scarce human blood. The villain's nefarious plan is to come up with a working substitute for human blood and keep all the other benefits. The hero's plan is to turn everybody back into frail, feeble humans.



** Bromley also makes clear that [[spoiler: he has no intention of ever letting the captive humans go. Instead, he plans to continue selling genuine human blood to high-paying clients who prefer the real thing to the substitute, just as many people prefer the taste of real meat to any substitute]].
* NotGrowingUpSucks: At least one vampire child takes this point of view in a very disturbing scene from the opening showing [[spoiler: a "preteen" committing suicide by sunlight.]] While this has no direct effect on the story, it does establish that not everyone in this society is happy with this kind of eternal youth.

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** Bromley also makes clear that [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he has no intention of ever letting the captive humans go. Instead, he plans to continue selling genuine human blood to high-paying clients who prefer the real thing to the substitute, just as many people prefer the taste of real meat to any substitute]].
* NotGrowingUpSucks: At least one vampire child takes this point of view in a very disturbing scene from the opening showing [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a "preteen" committing suicide by sunlight.]] While this has no direct effect on the story, it does establish that not everyone in this society is happy with this kind of eternal youth.



* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Surprisingly averted. For all the "viral outbreak" talk and Edward's very empirical scientific approach to vampirism as a disease, the vampires in this story display all the classic supernatural attributes from more traditional stories: they must feed on blood regularly, do not have reflections in a mirror (however they do appear on camera), will burn at the slightest touch of sunlight, and will explode in a spectacular ball of flame when staked. [[Creator/BobChipman Moviebob]] himself dubbed this film "the anti-''Literature/{{Twilight}}''" of movies.

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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: OurVampiresAreDifferent:
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Surprisingly averted. For all the "viral outbreak" talk and Edward's very empirical scientific approach to vampirism as a disease, the vampires in this story display all the classic supernatural attributes from more traditional stories: they must feed on blood regularly, do not have reflections in a mirror (however they do appear on camera), will burn at the slightest touch of sunlight, and will explode in a spectacular ball of flame when staked. [[Creator/BobChipman Moviebob]] himself dubbed this film "the anti-''Literature/{{Twilight}}''" of movies.



* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler: Frankie spends the majority of the film as a lapdog of the government, intent on hunting down humans and reining in his own brother. Towards the end of the film he repents, becomes human, and dies in his very next scene. Also, the cure for vampirism plays with this trope, as in order to become human again both Elvis and Edward have to absorb (in controlled doses) enough sunlight to kill a vampire.]]

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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler: Frankie spends the majority of the film as a lapdog of the government, intent on hunting down humans and reining in his own brother. Towards the end of the film he repents, becomes human, and dies in his very next scene. Also, the cure for vampirism plays with this trope, as in order to become human again both Elvis and Edward have to absorb (in controlled doses) enough sunlight to kill a vampire.]]



* [[TestedOnHumans Tested On Vampires]]: The first test subject for the blood substitute is a military volunteer. [[spoiler:The results aren't pretty.]] Edward tests the cure [[ProfessorGuineaPig on himself]].

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* [[TestedOnHumans Tested On Vampires]]: TestedOnHumans: Vampires, as the case may be, but, per the setting, same principle. The first test subject for the blood substitute is a military volunteer. [[spoiler:The results aren't pretty.]] Edward tests the cure [[ProfessorGuineaPig on himself]].



* VampireApocalypse: Not immediately obvious, but as the blood supply dwindles and the effects of deprivation grow ever more widespread and pronounced, the vampire civilization gradually degenerates into something very much like this as the subsider population begins to grow and blood riots break out at the coffee stands. [[spoiler: Fortunately, the cure is as contagious as the original vampirism was.]]
** Even more so actually: Vampirism is spread one feed at a time (assuming the victim lives), from feeder to victim. [[spoiler:Humanity is spread in bursts to everyone who feeds from the ex-vampire,]] which considering the feeding frenzies we see, seems to indicate that it will have a much faster chain reaction.
** These feeding frenzies do demonstrate one drawback, however: the one bitten is unlikely to survive. [[spoiler:Ex-vampires will probably do better for themselves to try luring hungry vampires to them one at a time.]] The extraction technology Charles Bromley's corporation was using might also be effective for gathering and distributing the cure without endangering the donors.
* VampireBitesSuck: See KissOfTheVampire above. Even the non-fatal bites look really painful.

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* VampireApocalypse: Not immediately obvious, but as the blood supply dwindles and the effects of deprivation grow ever more widespread and pronounced, the vampire civilization gradually degenerates into something very much like this as the subsider population begins to grow and blood riots break out at the coffee stands. [[spoiler: Fortunately, the cure is as contagious as the original vampirism was.]]
** Even more so actually: Vampirism is spread one feed at a time (assuming the victim lives), from feeder to victim. [[spoiler:Humanity is spread in bursts to everyone who feeds from the ex-vampire,]] which considering the feeding frenzies we see, seems to indicate that it will have a much faster chain reaction.
** These feeding frenzies do demonstrate one drawback, however: the one bitten is unlikely to survive. [[spoiler:Ex-vampires will probably do better for themselves to try luring hungry vampires to them one at a time.]] The extraction technology Charles Bromley's corporation was using might also be effective for gathering and distributing the cure without endangering the donors.
* VampireBitesSuck: See KissOfTheVampire above. Even the non-fatal bites look really painful.



* VillainWorld: The setting is basically this from the point of view of the humans. Vampires have taken over the world and are hunting them down to put them in a farm and gradually suck them dry.
** On the other hand, the film goes to some length to show us that vampires are still very much human and well aware of their moral failings and limitations, rather than AlwaysChaoticEvil monsters that revel in their predatory nature. It also shows why in other fiction Vampires don't do the same, since without a thriving population of humans to feed on they are slowly starving to death.
* ViralTransformation: The cure is one.
** The 2009 Outbreak of Vampirism turned 95% of Earth's Human population into Vampires within a year. Ten years on, they practically run the world.
** If a Vampire feeds on Vampire blood, [[spoiler: it will turn them insane and mutate them into monsters.]]

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* VillainWorld: The setting is basically this from VillainWorld:
** From
the point of view of the humans. Vampires humans, vampires have taken over the world and are hunting them down to put them in a farm and gradually suck them dry.
** On the other hand, the film goes to some length to show us that vampires are still very much human and well aware of their moral failings and limitations, rather than AlwaysChaoticEvil monsters that revel in their predatory nature. It also shows why in other fiction Vampires vampires don't do the same, since without a thriving population of humans to feed on they are slowly starving to death.
* ViralTransformation: ViralTransformation:
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The second cure is one.
to vampirism turns whoever feeds on ex-vampires human again, allowing for a spread just as rapid as vampirism itself was.
** The 2009 Outbreak of Vampirism vampirism turned 95% of Earth's Human human population into Vampires vampires within a year. Ten years on, they practically run the world.
** If a Vampire feeds on Vampire blood, [[spoiler: it [[spoiler:it will turn them insane and mutate them into monsters.]]



** In a much more [[LiteralMinded literal]] sense, [[spoiler: cured human blood turns vampires human again]].
* YourHeadASplode: The [[spoiler: first]] blood substitute still has some [[KilledMidSentence kinks]] [[BloodyHilarious to]] [[LudicrousGibs work]] [[{{Gorn}} out]].
* YouShallNotPass: Frankie, [[spoiler:giving himself up to the enemy horde in his attempt to MustMakeAmends.]]

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** In a much more [[LiteralMinded literal]] sense, [[spoiler: cured [[spoiler:cured human blood turns vampires human again]].
* YourHeadASplode: The [[spoiler: first]] [[spoiler:first]] blood substitute still has some [[KilledMidSentence kinks]] [[BloodyHilarious to]] [[LudicrousGibs work]] [[{{Gorn}} out]].
* YouShallNotPass: Frankie, [[spoiler:giving himself up to the enemy horde in his attempt to MustMakeAmends.Must Make Amends.]]
* ZombieApocalypse: Vampire Apocolypse, but similar principle.
** Not immediately obvious, but as the blood supply dwindles and the effects of deprivation grow ever more widespread and pronounced, the vampire civilization gradually degenerates into something very much like this as the subsider population begins to grow and blood riots break out at the coffee stands. [[spoiler:Fortunately, the cure is as contagious as the original vampirism was.]]
** Vampirism is spread one feed at a time (assuming the victim lives), from feeder to victim. [[spoiler:Humanity is spread in bursts to everyone who feeds from the ex-vampire,]] which considering the feeding frenzies we see, seems to indicate that it will have a much faster chain reaction.
** These feeding frenzies do demonstrate one drawback, however: the one bitten is unlikely to survive. [[spoiler:Ex-vampires will probably do better for themselves to try luring hungry vampires to them one at a time.]] The extraction technology Charles Bromley's corporation was using might also be effective for gathering and distributing the cure without endangering the donors.


** While reminiscent of peak oil and fossil fuel depletion in general, it's also reminiscent of any number of scarcity issues, corporate ethics issues, and the like.

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** While reminiscent of peak oil and fossil fuel depletion in general, it's also reminiscent of any number of scarcity issues, corporate ethics issues, and the like. [[WebVideo/VampireReviews Maven of the Eventide]] noted in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nluqgSzKYsY her video]] on the film that, ten years later, its metaphor is just as applicable to GlobalWarming, with the vampires' short-sighted destruction of vital resources quite possibly leading to their extinction.


* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Society is running out of a resource that it needs to keep functioning. Those in charge of procuring it insist they can always find new supplies of it somewhere. At the same time, they are searching for an alternative more easily renewable resource, but have no plans to alter the selfish behavior that brought about this shortage in the first place. Society's last hope is a scientist who was never very happy with exploiting this resource in the first place and refuses to consume it himself. This movie certainly uses a lot of the classic tropes one finds in a conservationist movie with a GreenAesop.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything:
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Society is running out of a resource that it needs to keep functioning. Those in charge of procuring it insist they can always find new supplies of it somewhere. At the same time, they are searching for an alternative more easily renewable resource, but have no plans to alter the selfish behavior that brought about this shortage in the first place. Society's last hope is a scientist who was never very happy with exploiting this resource in the first place and refuses to consume it himself. This movie certainly uses a lot of the classic tropes one finds in a conservationist movie with a PostPeakOil GreenAesop.


* LudicrousGibs: [[spoiler:Blood substitute.]] That's one way to paint a room if you want the whole thing in a rusty red coloring.
** Also, vampires will quite literally ''explode'' [[IncendiaryExponent into flaming chunks]] when staked, sometimes knocking over the furniture if this occurs in an enclosed space.


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* LudicrousGibs:
** The first test of blood substitute. That's one way to paint a room if you want the whole thing in a rusty red coloring.
** Also, vampires will quite literally ''explode'' [[IncendiaryExponent into flaming chunks]] when staked, sometimes knocking over the furniture if this occurs in an enclosed space.


* AGlassOfChianti: Played absolutely straight with [[spoiler:Bromley kidnapping Audrey and draining her blood into a wine glass]]. Bit of a waste, under the circumstances, but perhaps he didn't want that being used as leverage against him.

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* AGlassOfChianti: Given a unique twist: real human blood is extremely rare in this universe, so when Frankie brings home a bottle of the genuine article as a peace offering to his brother, it's the equivalent of sharing a rare vintage wine.
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Played absolutely straight with [[spoiler:Bromley kidnapping Audrey and draining her blood into a wine glass]]. Bit of a waste, under the circumstances, but perhaps he didn't want that being used as leverage against him.


-->'''Test subject:''' Ow. ''[[spoiler: (He then violently '''[[LudicrousGibs explodes]]''', [[BloodyHilarious covering the scientists and the entire rest of the room in blood]])]]

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-->'''Test subject:''' Ow. ''[[spoiler: (He then violently '''[[LudicrousGibs explodes]]''', [[BloodyHilarious covering the scientists and the entire rest of the room in blood]])]]blood]])]]''

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* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: The first blood substitute test.
-->'''Test subject:''' Ow. ''[[spoiler: (He then violently '''[[LudicrousGibs explodes]]''', [[BloodyHilarious covering the scientists and the entire rest of the room in blood]])]]

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* EpicFail: The first blood substitute test ends...[[{{Understatement}} poorly.]]

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* EvilTastesGood: Bromley's intention to keep selling human blood even after a safe blood substitute goes to market, since some people will always pay a premium for the real thing -- never mind that it's coming from PeopleFarms that are no longer necessary for the vampires' survival.

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* [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled Better To Die Than Be A Monster]]: [[spoiler: Alison chooses to let herself turn into a subsider and be killed than live as a vampire.]]

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** It's mentioned in a news report towards the beginning that vampiric animals are causing forest fires when the sun rises. Just because flames are magical in nature doesn't mean they won't set things alight, and animals won't know to hide from the sun like a human will.


By the year 2019, a Vampire plague has overtaken the world. Vampires make up 95% of the population and all of its citizens and their legitimate governments. The humans are outlaws and hide mostly in the wilderness where they're hunted like animals.

The first quarter of the movie sets up the all-vampire society with minimal dialogue. To keep the sun from destroying them, wealthier vampires drive special cars with shields to block out the sunlight while ordinary citizens make their way through the cities using a massive network of underground streets whenever they have to be awake during the day. Blood [[IndustrializedEvil is harvested from humans]] in ''[[Film/TheMatrix Matrix]]''-like collection farms and sold to citizens at coffee bars.

As captured humans are tapped out and the supply of free-ranging fugitives is dwindling, the blood supply is running dry. Creator/EthanHawke plays a man made a vampire against his will who's researching a means for synthesizing blood out of sympathy for the humans' plight, and finds himself falling in with a band of fugitives who claim to have found a cure for vampirism. Creator/SamNeill plays his boss, a [[AffablyEvil deliciously evil]] vampire who insists on developing a blood substitute instead of a cure so he can retain and expand his market share.

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By the year 2019, a Vampire vampire plague has overtaken the world. Vampires make up 95% of the population and all of its citizens and their legitimate governments. The humans are outlaws and hide mostly in the wilderness where they're hunted like animals.

The first quarter of the movie sets up the all-vampire society with minimal dialogue. To keep the sun from destroying them, wealthier vampires drive special cars with shields to block out the sunlight while ordinary citizens make their way through the cities using a massive network of underground streets whenever they have to be awake during the day. Blood [[IndustrializedEvil is harvested from humans]] in ''[[Film/TheMatrix Matrix]]''-like collection farms and sold to citizens at coffee bars.

As captured humans are tapped out and the supply number of free-ranging fugitives is dwindling, the blood supply is running dry. Creator/EthanHawke plays a man Edward Dalton (Creator/EthanHawke), who was made a vampire against his will will, is a hematologist who's researching a means for synthesizing blood out of sympathy for the humans' plight, and plight. He soon finds himself falling in with a band of fugitives who claim to have found a cure for vampirism. Creator/SamNeill plays his boss, His boss Charles Bromley (Creator/SamNeill), a [[AffablyEvil deliciously evil]] vampire who vampire, insists on developing a blood substitute instead of a cure so he can retain and expand his market share.
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* ApologeticAttacker: [[spoiler: Christopher near the ending when he tries to gun Edward and Audrey down.]]

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* ApologeticAttacker: [[spoiler: Christopher [[spoiler:Christopher near the ending when he tries to gun Edward and Audrey down.]]

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* VoluntaryVampireVictim: Audrey intuitively knows Edward has not drunk blood in a while and, though he protests, she draws her own blood into a cup and gives it to him.


The first quarter of the movie sets up the all-vampire society with minimal dialogue. To keep the sun from destroying them, wealthier vampires drive special cars with shields to block out the sunlight while ordinary citizens make their way through the cities using a massive network of underground streets whenever they have to be awake during the day. Blood [[IndustrializedEvil is harvested from humans]] in Matrix-like collection farms and sold to citizens at coffee bars.

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The first quarter of the movie sets up the all-vampire society with minimal dialogue. To keep the sun from destroying them, wealthier vampires drive special cars with shields to block out the sunlight while ordinary citizens make their way through the cities using a massive network of underground streets whenever they have to be awake during the day. Blood [[IndustrializedEvil is harvested from humans]] in Matrix-like ''[[Film/TheMatrix Matrix]]''-like collection farms and sold to citizens at coffee bars.

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