Vampire's Kiss (1988) Movie Review

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Vampire's Kiss (1988)

1988 | R | Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Fantasy, Comedy
103 minutes / 1h 43min

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Vampire's Kiss Plot Synopsis:

A publishing executive is visited and bitten by a woman and starts exhibiting erratic behavior. He pushes his secretary to extremes as he tries to come to terms with his delusions. The woman continues to visit and as his madness deepens, it begins to look as if some of the events he's experiencing may be hallucinations.

Vampire's Kiss (1988) Review

Vampire’s Kiss (1988) is an American comedy horror movie that is 103 minutes long and was filmed in New York City, New York, USA. Director Robert Bierman (Clarissa (1991), Apology (1986), A Merry War (1997)) did a marvelous job bringing us this cult classic. Robert went on to directing many movies and TV episodes including six episodes of The Waking The Dead (2003 - 2008) TV series. The acting was good, and the comedy was definitely there. The movie is rated R and contains sexual content including brief partial nudity. It also contains bad language, violence, not much blood and funny moments.

Vampire’s Kiss is about literary agent Peter Loew (Nicolas Cage - Leaving Las Vegas (1995), National Treasure (2004), Moonstruck (1987), Kick-Ass (2010)) who is mentally ill and is slowly going insane. A vampire bit him and made his condition worse. He appears to be a normal guy that works all day and goes bar hopping in the night where he gets his occasional one night stands. He wants to make a lot of money but he was bitten by a vampire that made his condition worse. His psychiatrist becomes scared of him when his mental illness became apparent, and he started babbling about strange things. After a few events, he met Jackie (Kasi Lemmons - The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Candyman (1992), As the World Turns (1956), Eve’s Bayou (1997)) at a club. They went back to his home where they got scared by a bat flying through his window. To make matters worse, he tells his psychiatrist that the bat got him aroused.

Loew meets Rachel (Jennifer Beals - The L Word (2004), Flashdance (1983), The Book of Eli (2010), Four Rooms (1995)) who is a vampire and here is where the movie got amusing. Rachel fed off of him and made it a nightly routine to do so. Loews now thinks that he is a vampire and starts wearing dark sunglasses during the day and bought plastic fangs because his real fangs did not come in as yet. He also believes that he cannot see his reflection in the mirror and truly believes that he is turning into a vampire. After a few events, Loews thinks that he is invincible and goes out seducing females. Watch this cult classic to see all the bizarre things that Loew does.

  • Vampire's Kiss Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 6
  • Overall Score: 5.37
  • IMDB: 5.9
  • MetaCritic: 3.1
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 6.1

About Vampire's Kiss 1988

Title: Vampire's Kiss
Year: 1988
Runtime: 103 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Fantasy, Comedy
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.69/5 stars from 11,571 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 11,571
MPAA Rating: R
Vampire's Kiss Cast Starring: Nicolas Cage, David Hyde Pierce, Maria Conchita Alonso, Debbie Rochon, John Michael Higgins, Kasi Lemmons, David Holbrook, Helen Lloyd Breed, Boris Lyoskin, John Epperson, Jennifer Beals, Jerry Rector, Jill Gatsby, Boris Leskin, Michael Knowles, Branden Marlowe, Scott Shepherd, Marc Coppola, Jennifer Spinner, Robert Lujan, Amy Stiller, Paul Sansone, Karen Wall, Cheryl Henry, Sol Echeverría, Herschel Rosen, Sol Echeverría, Rex Robbins, Phil Ballou, Rogério Trindade
Vampire's Kiss Writers: NA
Vampire's Kiss Director: Robert Bierman
Production: MGM
Language: English, German
Country: USA