The Sanguinarian (2008)

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  • IMDb page: The Sanguinarian (2008)
  • Rate: 7.6/10 total 18 votes 
  • Genre: Drama | Thriller
  • Release Date: 2010 (USA)
  • Filming Location: Boise, Idaho, USA
  • Budget: $12,000(estimated)
  • Director: Analisa Ravella
  • Stars: Chris Adkins, Brandy Angela and Charles Beal
  • Original Music By: Brandy Angela  Jyri Glynn   
  • Soundtrack: Lose In Wanting (Radio Edit)
  • Plot Keyword: Vampire

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Charles Beal  written by
  • Analisa Ravella  written by

Known Trivia

  • The casket used in Christoph’s apartment was a “loaner” model, borrowed from a local funeral home. Several times during production, it had to be returned for a few days, in order for it to be used to display a body during a funeral service.
  • The long black leather coat worn by Christoph during the second part of the film is a genuine World War II Nazi great coat.
  • The clock in Christoph’s apartment, as well as his wristwatch, read “6:41”. The month and year that Auschwitz opened.
  • The speech Christoph gives in the Blood Bar, when he is drunk, is from a speech that Adolf Hitler gave to the German people on the morning he invaded Poland.
  • A staple of the craft services lunch was salad and hoagie sandwiches, dubbed affectionately by the cast and crew as “Sang-whiches”.
  • Contrary to conventional vampire lore, crosses are not a part of the story, and are rarely seen at all in the film.
  • A number of the production crew make cameos, with the notable exception of the director. She has been quoted as saying, “The camera will steal my soul.”
  • In various scenes involving one character “slapping” another, the action invariably ended up being executed realistically, much to the enjoyment of the crew. In the scene in the warehouse between Christoph and Saccharin, the director, who is married to the actor playing Christoph, took a particular delight in calling for repeated takes of the slap. It became so repetitive that one take actually knocked the actor’s fangs loose.
  • The actress who was cast as Mercy became pregnant shortly before principal photography commenced. As the shoot progressed, her condition became increasingly visible. Creative filming angles had to be used, as “Pregnant Puritan Vampire” was not a part of the story line.
  • During a break in filming at the blood bar, a number of cast were off set in a nearby alleyway rehearsing a fight sequence. A concerned citizen mistook it for an actual fight, and local law enforcement arrived in a state of alert. The production manager averted certain disaster when, in costume and immediately advised of the problem, he remember to leave his prop revolver on set prior to meeting with the officers.

Plot: Christoph, a suicidal vampire, drifts through a post-industrial world finding the tragedy he so keenly seeks. |  »

Story: Christoph, a suicidal vampire, drifts through a post-industrial world finding the tragedy he so keenly seeks.

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Produced By:

  • Wesley Alley known as associate producer
  • Charles Beal known as producer
  • Levi Bettwieser known as line producer
  • Jen Fishback known as associate producer
  • Jade Jesser known as associate producer
  • Destiny Lee Luciano-Williams known as associate producer
  • Zane McGinley known as associate producer
  • Cammie Pavesic known as executive producer
  • Analisa Ravella known as producer
  • Gary Winterholler known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Chris Adkins known as Human
  • Brandy Angela known as Vampire
  • Charles Beal known as Christoph
  • Levi Bettwieser known as Homeowner
  • Megan Brown known as White Oleander
  • Jeremiah Bullock known as Arguing Couple
  • Miranda Carter known as Vampire
  • Jim Christopher known as Bum Victim
  • Trevelyn Clover known as Clover
  • Gigliola Cook known as Vampire
  • Sarah Cooper known as Pedestrian
  • Valerie Dresen known as Polly
  • T. Adam Dyer known as Vampire
  • Cheryl Essary known as Vampire
  • Jonathan Flesch known as Vampire
  • Sophia Franklin known as Dancer
  • Evan Geer known as Vampire
  • Thomas Gorrono known as Vampire
  • Aaron Gregory known as Human
  • Mark Hartgrave known as Human
  • Trevor Hattabaugh known as Son
  • Matthew Hinrichs known as Human
  • Paulina Ivy known as Vampire
  • Jade Jesser known as Yalel Thomas
  • Mia Jewell known as Human
  • Laurelyne Johnson known as Frenchy
  • Patrick Johnson known as Konrad
  • Sara Johnson known as Human
  • TJ Johnson known as OSI1
  • Kristen Kay known as Mom
  • Kevin Keil known as Vampire
  • Jennifer Kenworthy known as Babette
  • Kaila Kohler known as Teen in Car
  • Kimberly Konieg known as Arguing Couple
  • Kim Kovac known as Margo
  • Jeremiah Kraft known as Vampire
  • Carly Latimore known as Evangeline
  • Larry Laverty known as Ammiel
  • Easton Lay known as Sumpter
  • Shawn Lopez known as Vampire
  • Gabby Madsen known as Vampire
  • Laura Mason known as Saccharin
  • Tate S. McCullough known as Sergei
  • Matthew Mortenson known as Dmitriy
  • Robert Mowry known as Human
  • Michael Mullens known as Adams
  • Elton Nesselrodt known as Hunter
  • Jeremy W. Olsen known as Leon
  • Ray Ortiz known as Jean
  • Cammie Pavesic known as Antonia
  • Tarra Payne known as Naida
  • M. Sherri Peel known as My Sherrie
  • Janny Perez known as Vampire
  • Dana Pfeffer known as Vampire
  • Lil Phillips known as Vampire
  • Amber Repp known as Vampire
  • Lizzy Revera known as Vampire
  • Cheri Reynolds known as Human
  • Cecilia Rinn known as Belly Dancer
  • Scott R. Ruch known as Human
  • Anthony Sanchez known as Vampire
  • Nicholas Schilz known as Teen in Car
  • Ashley Sedillo known as Ash
  • Rose Shakespeare known as Livana
  • Kinsey Simmons known as Teen in Car
  • Edward Smith known as Corpse
  • Raylen Smith known as Mycroft
  • Phil Ulman known as The Count
  • James Van Dam known as OSI Agent 2
  • Sherry Van Dam known as Hooker
  • Brooke Vaughn known as Violet Jessop
  • Susan Warden known as Human
  • Drew Wattles known as Larz
  • Courtney Weston known as Vampire
  • Jodi Whittaker known as Potential Roommate
  • Aubrey Winterholler known as Shop Girl
  • Corrie Winterholler known as Sacha
  • Gary Winterholler known as Colonel Payton
  • Alex Witherspoon known as Girl in alley
  • Avery Wynings known as OSI Agent 3

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Kylee Ann Bronson known as assistant hair stylist
  • Miranda Carter known as key hair stylist
  • Trevelyn Clover known as makeup artist
  • Paulina Ivy known as key makeup artist
  • Paulina Ivy known as special makeup effects artist
  • Shawn Rae Lopez known as assistant hair stylist
  • Jeannine Miliano known as wigs
  • M. Sherri Peel known as hair stylist
  • Amber Repp known as hair stylist
  • Mark Schneider known as special makeup effects artist
  • Courtney Weston known as makeup artist

Art Department:

  • Bryan Deweese known as props
  • Kristen Garcia known as property master
  • Tate McCullough known as props
  • Phil Ulmen Jr. known as props
  • Avery Wynings known as props


Production Companies:

  • 6:41 Productions

Other Companies:

  • Idaho Film Office  special thanks

..{tab=Other Stuff}Visual Effects by:

  • Paulina Ivy known as title sequence
  • Paulina Ivy known as visual effects artist

Release Date:

  • USA 25 September 2008 (Idaho International Film Festival)
  • USA 2010
  • USA 5 June 2010 (Boise, Idaho)
  • USA 1 May 2011 (DVD premiere)


Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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