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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 ...
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Modoc
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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The poster seen in Jeremy's bedroom is the Downtown Houston skyline with fireworks in the background - these posters were promotions for the Rendevous Houston event held in 1986. 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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Modoc: The best way to vanquish an enemy is to make him an ally.
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References Get Smart (1965) See more »

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The Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades
Written by Pat MacDonald
Performed by Timbuk 3
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This comedy has bite
19 September 2006 | by (Flower Mound, Texas) – See all my reviews

For some strange reason, I've always liked a good vampire flick... especially when there's some humor thrown in.

This movie satisfied that need perfectly, although I shave a few points off because there's a better one of these 80's horror-comedies out there. (Once Bitten) At first this movie was hard for me to start. I kept wondering if this would turn out to be any good... especially considering the opening with the whole castration thing.

I learned to just move through the movie and give it a chance.

Granted that the other posters are correct; there are a few similarities between this movie and Once Bitten, (A teen slowly turning into one of the undead, teen's friend taking aforementioned teen out to get laid, etc.) but so what? Simalarities to Once Bitten aside, this movie is an alright watch.

8/10


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