An evil that had lain dormant for decades embarks on a bloody quest for revenge while struggling to defeat the darkness within in director Don Henry's character-driven vampire film. It's been thirty five years since Luis Diego (Justin Quinn) was buried alive in his desert tomb, but now he's been set free by a hapless treasure hunter. While everyone on the surface has aged, Diego remains as mysterious and handsome as the day he was laid to rest. His hunger for vengeance is as strong as his thirst for blood, and now that he's free Diego will destroy all of those responsible for his burial - including his beloved Sarita (Yvonne Rawn). Upon meeting Sarita's beautiful niece Maricela (Brenda Romero), however, Diego begins to wonder if the love swelling within his heart could somehow overpower the evil that has corrupted his soul. But Diego's lust for blood cannot be denied, and the harder he tries to resist his thirst the greater his inner rage grows. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Desert of blood isn't the worst vampire movie I've ever seen, but it's close. Overall, it's just a plain boring mish mash of other vampire horror movies. The movie has an almost 100% mexican or latino cast, which means they spend alot of time showing you the culture; parties, dancing, pinatas. That stuff is fine in any other movie, but in a horror movie - it kind of distracts away from the vampire portion of the film. In fact, this has got to be one of the most boring inactive vampires ever. I know they were going for a complex character like ANGEL, who doesn't want to be a vampire but he still wants revenge - They fail miserably. Terrible characters, terrible story, uneven acting abilities by the cast. Skip this movie, you're not missing anything.