Vampire's Kiss (1988) Movie Review


Vampire's Kiss (1988)

1988 | Horror, Thriller, Fantasy, Mystery, Comedy
103 minutes /

User Score: 38/100

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Vampire's Kiss Review


After an encounter with a neck-biter, a publishing executive thinks that he's turning into a vampire.

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.

About Vampire's Kiss 1988

Title: Vampire's Kiss
AKA: Vampire's Kiss
Year: 1988
Runtime: 103 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Fantasy, Mystery, Comedy
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 1.85/5 stars from 8 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 8
Starring: Nicolas Cage, David Hyde Pierce, Maria Conchita Alonso, Debbie Rochon, John Michael Higgins, Kasi Lemmons, David Holbrook, Boris Leskin, Helen Lloyd Breed, John Epperson, Jennifer Beals, Jerry Rector, Jill Gatsby, David Miles, Johnny Walker, Stephen Chen, David McCarthy, Jennifer Butt, Scott Shepherd, Michael Knowles, Branden Marlowe, Robert Lujan, Marc Coppola, Jennifer Spinner, Karen Wall, Amy Stiller, Paul Sansone, Cheryl Henry, Sol Echeverría, Herschel Rosen
Writers: Joseph Minion
Director: Robert Bierman

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