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Love at First Bite (1979)

PG | | Comedy | 27 April 1979 (USA)
This vampire spoof has Count Dracula moving to New York to find his Bride, after being forced to move out of his Transylvanian castle. There with the aid of assistant Renfield, he stumbles ... See full summary »



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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »


Cast overview, first billed only:
Lt. Ferguson
Reverend Mike
Judge R. Thomas
Flashlight Vendor
Guy in Elevator
Bob Basso ...
T.V. Repairman
Hazel Shermet ...
Mrs. Knockwurst (Lady in Elevator)
Stanley Brock ...
Erwin Newman (Cab Driver)
Danny Dayton ...


This vampire spoof has Count Dracula moving to New York to find his Bride, after being forced to move out of his Transylvanian castle. There with the aid of assistant Renfield, he stumbles through typical New York city life situations while pursuing Cindy Soundheim. But her boyfriend, Doctor Jeff Rosenberg, realizes she is under the influence of a vampire, and tries his bumbling best to convince police Lt Ferguson of what is going on, and to help him stop Dracula. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Your favorite pain in the neck is about to bite your funny bone! See more »




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Release Date:

27 April 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dracula Sucks  »

Box Office


$43,885,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The theatrical movie was well known for its signature song played during the disco sequence, the disco classic "I Love the Nightlife" sung by Alicia Bridges. Due to licensing issues, the song has been removed from most TV broadcasts and all DVD transfers, and replaced by a different song, a cover version of "The Man That I Love". The Bridges song is still listed in the closing credits, and is also heard on the original trailer (included on the DVD) which had it excerpted no less than three times. Fans of the song and the movie worldwide have been furious about its removal from the DVD release. Fortunately, "I Love the Night Life" was restored for the Region 1 Blu-ray released by Shout! Factory in 2015. See more »


Ar one point, Dr. Rosenberg prefaces his comments to Cindy with the words, "The first time this happened..." A few seconds later he refers to another incident with the preface, "The time before that..." This is chronologically contradictory. See more »


[first lines]
Count Dracula: Children of the night, shut up!
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Featured in Heartstoppers: Horror at the Movies (1992) See more »


Fly by Night
Words and Music by Charles Bernstein, Joe Long, Steve Hines
Performed by Patricia Hodges
Produced by Joe Long and Robbie Adcock for Rolling Coaster Productions
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Good horror/romance comedy
12 October 2001 | by (Honolulu,Hawaii) – See all my reviews

Better than average horror romance/comedy with the charming Hamilton perfectly cast as the comedic Dracula.Not too horrific really but more so on the romantic side with a cute love story to it.The movie could have had better cinematography and editing and also,some scenes were low quality particularly the one where Dracula's bug eating assistant shows his lunch box to the modeling agent.Still the movie moves along well and the actors charm the audience well enough to make this movie a good one.Only for fans of this genre or big fans of the lead actors.....

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