Vampire in Brooklyn (1995) Movie Review

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Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)

1995 | R | Horror, Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
100 minutes / 1h 40min

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Vampire in Brooklyn Plot Synopsis:

Maximillian is the only survivor from a race of vampires on a Caribbean Island, and as a vampire, he must find a mate to keep the line from ending. He knows that a child had been born to a woman who had a vampire father, and he searches for her in Brooklyn. Rita's mother, who has died in an asylum, was that woman and Rita has nightmares that she does not understand. Not knowing that she is part vampire, Max woos her and attempts to bring her to her blood sucking destiny. Even though Rita has strange dreams and actions, Justice, her partner, has feelings for her and does not want her involved with this stranger Max. But it is Rita who must decide her destiny.

Vampire in Brooklyn (1995) Review

Never thought Wes Craven would try his hand in the horror comedy world let alone see Eddie Murphy and Wes Craven team up. I am glad they did because Vampire in Brooklyn is a different horror comedy. Not particularly a good horror comedy but a film that grows on you.

Eddie Murphy plays Maximillian, a vampire who changes into various characters and it seems like mini skits that sometimes are hilariously funny and others that are over the top. Maximillian is the lone vampire from his Caribbean island who has come to Brooklyn to win over a new mate to continue the vampire race. He finds half-vampire (Dhampir) detective Rita Veder (Angela Bassett), and he tries his hardest to get her to become his mate. Allen Payne plays Detective Justice, and this kicks off an interesting love triangle.

The special effects are good, and the acting is okay most of the time. I liked the movie, but I am also a Wes Craven/Eddie Murphy fan but putting that aside, this film is less than average.

This horror comedy does not have much replay value, but some may like to do so, not a movie for everyone.

  • Vampire in Brooklyn Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 4
  • Overall Score: 3.18
  • IMDB: 4.5
  • MetaCritic: 2.7
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 1.0

About Vampire in Brooklyn 1995

Title: Vampire in Brooklyn
Year: 1995
Runtime: 100 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
Score: 2 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 1.59/5 stars from 19,329 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 19,329
MPAA Rating: R
Vampire in Brooklyn Cast Starring: Joanna Cassidy, Mitch Pileggi, Zakes Mokae, Jsu Garcia, Angela Bassett, W. Earl Brown, Marcelo Tubert, Vickilyn Reynolds, Carmen Twillie, Eddie Murphy, Jerry Hall, Andrew DePalma, Wendy Robie, Ken Tipton, Kadeem Hardison, Maxine Waters Willard, William Blount, Josef Powell, Joe Costanza, Roy Galloway, John LaMotta, Carmen Carter, Julia Waters, Nick DeMauro, Ray Combs, Mark Anthony Cox, Mark Haining, Allen Payne, Alyse Mandel Kenny, Simbi Kali
Vampire in Brooklyn Writers: Eddie Murphy, Vernon Lynch, Charlie Murphy
Vampire in Brooklyn Director: Wes Craven
Production: Paramount
Language: English
Country: USA