Financial troubles force a recent divorcee and her teenage sons Mike and Sam to settle down with her father in the California town of Santa Carla. At first, Sam laughs off rumours he hears about vampires who inhabit the small town. But after Mike meets a beautiful girl at the local amusement park, he begins to exhibit the classic signs of vampirism. Fearing for his own safety, Sam recruits two young vampire hunters to save his brother by finding and destroying the head vampire.

    Cast overview, first billed only:
    Jason Patric .... Michael Emerson
    Corey Haim .... Sam Emerson
    Dianne Wiest .... Lucy Emerson
    Barnard Hughes .... Grandpa
    Edward Herrmann .... Max
    Kiefer Sutherland .... David
    Jami Gertz .... Star
    Corey Feldman .... Edgar Frog
    Jamison Newlander .... Alan Frog
    Brooke McCarter .... Paul
    Billy Wirth .... Dwayne
    Alex Winter .... Marko (as Alexander Winter)
    Chance Michael Corbitt .... Laddie Thompson
    Alexander Bacon Chapman .... Greg
    Nori Morgan .... Shelly