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My Best Friend Is a Vampire (1987)

 -  Comedy | Horror | Romance  -  6 May 1988 (USA)
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Young student finds himself being transformed to a vampire after a night with a quite attractive female vampire. First, he does not quite believe it himself, but with the help of a 300 year... See full summary »

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Candy Andrews (as Lee Anne Locken)
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Darla Blake
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Nora
Fannie Flagg ...
Mrs. Capello
Kenneth Kimmins ...
Mr. Capello
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Michelle La Vigne ...
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Harvey Christiansen ...
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Erica Zeitlin ...
Gloria
Gary Chason ...
Drivers Ed Instructor
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Helen Blake (as Kathy D. Bates)
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Young student finds himself being transformed to a vampire after a night with a quite attractive female vampire. First, he does not quite believe it himself, but with the help of a 300 year old teacher and the handbook "vampirism - a guide to an alternative lifestyle", he finds out that blood does not taste as bad as he expected. Of course, he does not bite women, as a good guy he sticks to pig blood which is offered by the local butcher as a special offer for vampires. Trouble rises when a vampire hunter tries to track him down with wooden sticks and silver bullets... Written by Hanno Mueller <mueller@kogs.informatik.uni-hamburg.de>

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A brief scene where Jeremy and Darla are on their first date was filmed in the parking lot adjacent to Eleanor Tinsley Park. See more »

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When Jeremy and Darla are leaving her house and walking to the car for their first date, Jeremy's reflection is clearly visible on the hood of the car. See more »

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Jeremy Capello: [believing that someone is following him, he has ducked into the freezer and taken Darla with him] Don't let him see you leave the freezer!
Darla Blake: [sarcastically] Oh, noooo problem; I'm carrying a can of invisible hairspray!
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References Adam-12 (1968) See more »

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Heartbeat Getting Stronger
Performed by Nicholas Tremulis
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The teen romantic vampire movie craze of the 80's peaked with this one.
2 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

Granted I only know of one other movie that fits into this genre and that is the Jim Carrey movie "Once Bitten". This one though is better than that one as it is just a bit funnier and has a better and more likable plot to it. This one has a teen going to the house of a girl for what he thinks is going to be a one night stand kind of thing, as it turns out though the person he is seeing is a vampire and he is soon infected and must now feast on blood. Thankfully, it does not have to be human blood as a rather friendly vampire teaches him the ways of living a rather nice existence as a vampire without having to drink the blood of humans. Unfortuanately, a sort of Van Helsing type hunter of vampires who saw him and his friend at the girl's house where he was bitten, however, he thinks it is the guy's friend and not him that has been bitten and turned into a vampire. The guy also is having girl trouble as he even tries to use vampire hypnotism to get the girl he likes. All this makes for an very funny comedy that really is rather lighthearted. So while not perfect, it makes for a fun film to watch.


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