Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat

N.p. Sundown Productions, Inc., 1988. Rainbow Second Draft script for the 1990 film.

In a sleepy western town called Purgatory, a colony of vampires, led by Jozeek (David Carradine), live peaceably, with sunscreen and bottled synthetic blood to get by, until their blood making facility breaks down. Engineer David Harrison (Jim Metzler), summoned to fix the plant, arrives with his wife (Morgan Brittany) and their two daughters, expecting an easy fix and a relaxing desert vacation, until vampire Ethan Jefferson (John Ireland) stages an uprising to resume hunting humans.

Featuring memorable performances from Bruce Campbell, as Robert Van Helsing, decent of the vampire hunter family, and M. Emmet Walsh, as Mort Bisby, local gas station attendant.

It is unknown whether Charlaine Harris drew inspiration from the film for her "Southern Vampire Mysteries" (early 2000s), and the subsequent HBO Television series "True Blood" (2008-2014), which it predates by more than a decade.

Shot on location in and around Moab, Utah.

Blue titled self-wrappers, integral with title page, dated August 11, 1988, noted as SECOND DRAFT, with credits for screenwriters John Burgess and Anthony Hickox. 106 leaves, with last page of text numbered 102. Xerographic duplication, rectos only, with pink, blue, yellow, and green revision pages throughout, dated variously between 9/3/88 and 9/17/88. Pages Very Good plus, with edge wear, closed tears, and separating at hole punches, on first and final leaves, bound with two gold brads.

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