How did Strickland end up in a wheelchair?
Strickland (Michael Biehn) was 18 years old when his army unit came upon a village in Vietnam where every man, woman, and child had been wiped out by two vampires--a male and his concubine. It took all their firepower and then a flamethrower to destroy the male, but then the girlfriend showed up and single-handedly wiped out every soldier in Strickland's unit...with the exception of Strickland. Him she batted just once, breaking his spine. He lay there, pretending to be dead, until a reinforcement troop found him and took him to a hospital after wiping out the vampire female with napalm.
The body of the meter reader is uncovered in a plastic bag in the dump. Detective Loper (Boyd Kestner) and his partner have been able to identify the fingerprints on the bag as belonging to Harry (Sean Patrick Flanery). From the meter reading keypad data, they have gotten the address of the last place the meter reader visited...Harry's apartment building. After the detectives visit Harry's workplace looking for him, Chet (Josh Hopkins) gives Harry a call and warns him that the cops are on the way. Knowing that it's all over but the shouting, Harry calls Strickland to say goodbye. Then he offers himself to Tatiana, along with the key to her cage. Tatiana reluctantly drinks his blood. After the deed is done, Harry goes upstairs, knocks on Cindi (Amanda Noret)'s door, hands her a rose, and asks to be fed. Cindy invites him in. In the final scene, Strickland sits in his wheelchair facing the front door, a loaded rifle in his hands. "Come on, you motherf*****s," he says. "I know you're out there, so come and get me! Come on!"
Is "The Insatiable" based on a book?
No. The Insatiable is a straight-to-DVD movie written by Cary Solomon, Chuck Konzelman, and J.R. McGarrity. (Solomon and Konzelman also directed the movie.)