Andrew Taylor (Dex Drags)Edith Snow (Linda)Frank J. Aard (Wiley)Trish Antonucci (Barfly)Storm Bear (Hood #1)Walter Michael Bost (Consessionaire)Leigh Bragassa (Diner Patron)Matthew Brookshire (Pete Gonnabedead)Allen Buffalo (Father in museum)Katie Chamis (Barfly)Rebecca Drake (Girl in Nearly Every Scene)Charlie Everett (Investor)Phil Ford (Museum Curator)Jason Grice (Dead Boy)Molly Harris (Diner Patron)Jennifer Hatley (Kissing Girl)Dennis Hawkesworth (Bearded Movie Goer)Ian Heath (Detective)
Walter Michael Bost, Steven D. White
Rock guitarist Dex Dregs [Andrew Taylor] used to believe that music was his addiction as well as his one shot at immortality--until he became a vampire. He's been able to keep it in check, but the drive for blood seems to be returning, this time with a venegance. A groupie, his guitar student, an annoying git at the cinema--Dex never knows who he will kill when the bloodlust overtakes him. He's also having a problem with remembering things like his date with girlfriend Linda [Meredith Leigh Sause] and with oversleeping so that he's constantly late for band practice, recording sessions, and paying gigs. The other band members are getting p.o.ed at him and Linda thinks Dex is doing drugs. Only fellow band member Mike [Mike Shaw] knows the truth, as Mike has taken on the role of renfield, cleaning up after Dex's indiscretions. When Dex kills an agent from a recording studio, Mike convinces him that he must take some time out in order to deal with this thing. Dex knows only that his vampirism has to do with a pocket watch bearing the initials W.W. and with a train wreck in which the only survivor, Wiley Wresting, walked away unscathed. Dex pays Wiley [Frank J. Aard] a visit and returns his watch. Wiley turns out to be a bit touched, but he tells Dex how vampirism runs in his family and how he (Wiley) overcame it by sheer will power. Dex returns home and swears off blood but after playing a gig one night, he collapses. When Linda tries to care for him, Dex feeds on her. Knowing that he can no longer remain around his family and friends, Dex quits the band and takes to the streets, playing for coins. A strange woman walks by one day and tosses into his guitar case a pocketwatch bearing the initials D.D.