Brivido giallo: Season 1, Episode 4

Dinner with a Vampire (1987)
"A cena col vampiro" (original title)

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A 1000-year-old vampire from Mesopotamia becomes a famous horror film director; but what he really wants is an end to his existence.



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Episode cast overview:
George Hilton ...
Patrizia Pellegrino ...
Riccardo Rossi ...
Isabel Russinova
Valeria Milillo ...
Daniele Aldrovandi ...
Igor Zalewsky ...
Roberto Pedicini
Letizia Ziaco ...
Stefano Sabelli ...


The story begins when a camera crew unearths a thousand year old vampire from Mesopotamia. Years after his rise from the grave, the vampire becomes a famous horror film director and holds auditions for his up and coming film. Four young hopefuls are chosen and are invited to spend the night at the vampire's house. At dinner the vampire reveals his true nature to his guests and the real reason why they are there, to kill him before dawn, as he has grown bored with his existence. Written by Traci Martin <>

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1987 (Italy)  »

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1.66 : 1
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The vampire explains at the dinner table that he doesn't cast a reflection in anything (mirrors, windows etc). But when he is scratching with his nails on the door where the kids are hiding we can clearly see all of him reflected in a big mirror on the wall. Actually, his reflection in the mirror is where that shot begins. See more »


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27 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Dinner with a Vampire (1988)

BOMB (out of 4)

Italian horror film about some actors who goes to an old castle thinking they're going to be filming a horror movie but instead they meet a vampire who just happens to be hungry. I think Lamberto Bava has taken some unfair heat over the decades due to him not being as great as his father but I think he has managed some good films and a masterpiece in Demons. This here is certainly the worst film I've seen from him, the worst Italian horror film from this period and perhaps the worst vampire film. I really, really, really hated this movie from start to finish and was ready to claw my eyes out by the time we finally get to the ending. The entire film is just downright stupid and corny from start to finish and I'm sure this was meant as a horror/comedy but neither aspects work. The laughs are lame and the horror silly. There's a few minor gore scenes but nothing to get worked up over. The performances are all bad as is the direction for Bava doesn't show any of the style he usually brings to a film.

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