Vampire in Brooklyn (1995) Movie Review

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1995 | R | Horror, Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
100 minutes /

User Score: 44/100

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Vampire in Brooklyn Review


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...

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.

About Vampire in Brooklyn 1995

Title: Vampire in Brooklyn
Original Title: Wes Craven's Vampire In Brooklyn
Year: 1995
Runtime: 100 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
Score: 2 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.2/5 stars from 9 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 9
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Mitch Pileggi, Joanna Cassidy, Zakes Mokae, Jsu Garcia, Angela Bassett, Vickilyn Reynolds, W. Earl Brown, Marcelo Tubert, Carmen Twillie, Eddie Murphy, Jerry Hall, Wendy Robie, Andrew DePalma, Kadeem Hardison, Ken Tipton, Troy Curvey Jr., Michael Hyde, William Blount, Maxine Waters Willard, Joe Costanza, Josef Powell, John LaMotta, Roy Galloway, Carmen Carter, Nick DeMauro, Julia Waters, Ray Combs, Mark Haining, Mark Anthony Cox, Allen Payne
Writers: Eddie Murphy, Vernon Lynch, Charlie Murphy, Michael Lucker, Chris Parker
Director: Wes Craven