Vampire Vlad Tepish and Kate Wooden engaged in vigorous
passion in "To Die For"
Los Angeles. 1989.
Erotic, magnetic, immortal Vlad Tepesh (Brendan Hughes)
is the real Prince of Darkness, on whom all vampire stories
When Vlad falls in love for the first time, it's
with a woman he wants more than blind devotion - or blood. Kate
Wooten (Sydney Walsh),
the object of Vlad's passion, finds herself helpless against her
attraction to her strange, new suitor who enters and disappears
from her life like a phantom.
Seeing that Vlad has found true love, Tom (Steve Bond),
a handsome, charming and deadly "friend" of Vlad's,
finally discovers the means to exact the revenge he has been plotting
for hundreds of years.
Cecilia (Amanda Wyss),
Kate's roommate, also finds herself attracted to Vlad. Rapidly
she becomes his emotional slave, fated to be another creature
of the night.
Despite warnings from her former boyfriend, Martin
about Vlad's true origins, and Cecilia' horrible transformation
and death, Kate's involvement with Vlad becomes stronger. They
eventually make love.
However, their passion is interrupted by Tom. The
two vampires battle fiercely. Vlad emerges victorious, but now
must make the ultimate sacrifice as Kate looks helplessly on
Greg H. Sims presents an Arrowhead Entertainment/Lee
Caplin Production, "To Die For." Deran
Sarafian directed from a script by Leslie King, and Barin Kumar
produced. The film stars Brendan Hughes,
with a "special appearance" by Duane Jones,
and Steve Bond as
"Tom." Skouras Pictures distributes.
Brendan Hughes stars as one of two warring
vampires who has fallen in love for the first time.
About the production
The idea for "To Die For"
came out of executive producer Greg H. Sims' love of the Dracula
legend and the many Dracula films, and his long-standing desire
to do a contemporary and romantic version of Bram Stoker's classic
Sims brought in writer leslie King, who has previously
penned a screenplay under the tutelage of Francis Ford Coppola,
to realize his concept. Screenplay in place, Sims and his Arrowhead
Productions formed a partnership with executive Lee Caplin and
producer Barin Kumar. Dean Sarafian ("The Falling")
was then brought to direct.
With the assistance of casting director Linda Francis
("crimes of Passion'),a top-notch cast was assembled featuring
Birtish actor Brendan Hughes ("Stranded", "Return
to Horror High"); Sydney Walsh (TV's "Hooperman");
Amanda Wyss ("A Nightmare on Elm Street"); Emmy-winner
Scott Jacoby; Micah Grant, Steve Bond ("General Hospital");
and Duane Jones ("Night of the Living Dead"), in his
The score for "To Die For"
was composed by Cliff Eidelman. The film's theme song was co-written
by Stacy Widelitz, who wrote the song "She's Like the Wind"
from the box-office smash "Dirty Dancing."
"To Die For" was
filmed entirely in Los Angeles, including a full fledged castle
in Malibu serving as Vlad's home.
Former 'General Hospital' co-star Steve Bond makes
his feature film debut portraying Tom, a malevolent, ageless vampire
Girl at party
Woman on Yacht
Voice of DJ
Voice of Comedian
Celia (Amanda Wyss) is accosted by a particularly
nasty stranger before she can make a phone call for help.
(Note: This is a very partial listing,
in the original release, there are about 150 crew members listed.)
H. Sims & Lee Caplin
Assistant Art Director
Dwayne Jones, legendary star of "Night of the
Living Dead," makes his final screen appearance as the manager
of the real estate office where Kate Wooden (Sydney Walsh) works.
Domenico Scarlatti, Sonatas Sonata No. 14,
D Major: Presto
Sonata No. 23, E Major: Andante comodo
Sonata No. 118, F Minor: Andante comodo
Sonata No. 21, E Major: Andante comodo
Performed by Gita Karasik
WHERE ARE YOU
Written by: Kris Key/BMI Produced by: Kris
Key Publisher: Raging City Music & Key Music Performed by:
CAN'T LET GO
Written by: Ron Bloom/ASCAP Produced by:
Ron Bloom Publisher: TMF Songs/Raging City Music Performed by:
TORN AND TATTERED
Written by: L. Garretti BMl produced by:
Julian Raymond Publisher: Garrett Music/Raging City Music for
Garrett Music Performed by: Garrett
Written by: Paul Sabu BMI produced by: Paul
Sabu publisher: Arista Music Performed by: Paul Sabu
Written by: Peter Van Name BMI produced by:
Peter Van Name Publisher: Name Music performed by: Peter Van Name
FOR YOU I'D DIE
by: Stacy Widelitz/Alexa Anastasia/BMI Produced
by: Stacy Widelitz Plainview Dinner Music/Raging City Music performed
by: Alexa Anastasia Courtesy of Savage Records
IT'S YOU WHO SAID IT
Written by: David Young/Julius Robinson/BMI
Produced by: David Young Publisher: Free Hand Music/Raging City
Music performed by: Billy Trudel
Written by: Rich Nevens/Dave Christenson/BMI
Produced by: Denny Diante publisher: Warner/Tamer lane performed
by: The Stabilizers Courtesy of CBS Revords
The Producers wish to express their appreciation
for the assistance and cooperation of Pierre David/Image organization
A.I.V. Stage Rentals Norm Marshall Bosendorfer Pianos Air Transportation
by MGM/Grand. Air Special thanks to: Mortimer M. Caplin Neal Levin
Vincent R. Sghiatti David & Lil Sims Bernie Taupin Dr. &
Mrs. Allan Wagman Steven Burr Williams James & Susan Wilson
The story, all names, characters and incidents
portrayed in this production are fictitious. No identification
with actual persons, places, building & products is intended
or should be inferred.
This motion picture photoplay is protected
pursuant to the provisions of the laws of the United States of
America and other countries. Any authorized duplication and/or
distribution of this photoplay may result in civil liability and
This Motion Picture c. 1988 Dracula: The
Love Story (aka To Die For), a California L.P.
In Memoriam Duane Jones
Running Time: 90 Minutes
MPAA Rating: "R"
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