The Damned is a 2005 vampire thriller about college students battling a clan of bloodsuckers that move into their neighborhood. Tom Castro (Brian Velthoe) lives in sunny Oakland, California with two other students: Danny Montez (Raul Martinez) and Nacho Fuentes (Daniel Landeros). Walking home late one night, Tom witnesses Eric (Michael Rinks) attacking two young men. When Eric tries to chase Tom down, Tom hits him with a wooden baseball bat and watches the man turn to dust before his eyes. Tom cannot make sense of the night, but his roommate Danny, a horror film buff, thinks Tom must have met a vampire. Their suspicions are confirmed when they meet two investigators, Rick Henderson (Todd Bridges) and Dennis Eckers (James M. Logan), who have kept surveillance on the street from a nondescript van. Meanwhile, Marco (Jose Rosete), Michael (Elias Castillo) and Antonio (Victor Zaragoza), the remaining vampires, identify Tom as their friend's killer and they want their revenge.