My Best Friend Is a Vampire (1987)

PG  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Candy Andrews (as Lee Anne Locken)
Cheryl Pollak ...
Darla Blake
Fannie Flagg ...
Mrs. Capello
Mr. Capello
Michelle La Vigne ...
Harvey Christiansen ...
Professor McCarthy
Erica Zeitlin ...
Gary Chason ...
Drivers Ed Instructor
Helen Blake (as Kathy D. Bates)


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 <>

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Release Date:

6 May 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I Was a Teenage Vampire  »

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$174,380 (USA)

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Did You Know?


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 »


When Grimsdyke is chasing Ralph during the student driver scene just as they turn on a main road you can see the street blocked off by a police officer and a crowd of onlookers watching the filming. See more »


Jeremy Capello: [after ordering lots of meat and then a pint of pig's blood] Uh.. how much for just the blood...?
Butcher: [grinning] First time, eh, kid?
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References Adam-12 (1968) See more »


When It Comes To Me And You
Performed by Craig Morris
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Campy fun at its best!!!!
1 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are two kinds of films that I like. One, films that are good (The Godfather,The Empire Strikes Back, Traffic) and Two, films that are campy but entertaining (My Best Friend Is A Vampire, Evil Dead 2, Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls). This film, if you've seen five minutes of it, belongs to the second category. Granted, there's plenty of mediocre fare I like too (Kiss of Death, G.I. Jane, The Day After Tomorrow), but there's hardly anything more fun than a crazy movie that doesn't take itself too seriously like this and Better Off Dead.

This is one of the most entertaining things I have ever seen despite it having every cliché and '80s trend (music, fashion)in the book. When I babysat my little brother and sister during the summer of '00, we watched our recording of this from Comedy Central just about every day. We tried doing it with other good movies such as Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Dead Poet's Society, but it just didn't work the same because this movie maybe has the best replay value outside of Star Wars and The Godfather that I've ever seen. Despite its campiness, it is entertaining throughout and never lags. The only downside is the bad acting of RSL's girlfriend and best friend in the movie. Everyone else from the surprisingly star studded cast (Kathey Bates, David Warner, Rene Auborjonis) is top notch. This is a guilty pleasure at its absolute best! If you take this movie with a grain of salt, you WILL enjoy it!

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