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I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle (1990)

 -  Comedy | Horror  -  1990 (USA)
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When a motorbike gang kills an occultist, the evil spirit he was summoning inhabits a damaged bike. The bike is then bought and restored, but reveals its true nature when it tries to exact ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Noddy, aka Nick Oddie
Amanda Noar ...
Inspector Cleaver
Andrew Powell ...
Daniel Peacock ...
Midge Taylor ...
First Road Toad
David Daker ...
Desk Sergeant
Fu King Owner
Satanist High Priest
Graham Padden ...
P.C. Ben E. Dorm
Paula Ann Bland ...
Hospital Nurse (as Paula-Ann Bland)
Teddie Thompson ...
Hospital Sister
Terence Budd ...
Bike Shop Dealer


When a motorbike gang kills an occultist, the evil spirit he was summoning inhabits a damaged bike. The bike is then bought and restored, but reveals its true nature when it tries to exact vengance on the gang, and anyone else who gets in its way. Written by Jim Cheetham <>

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Daily Mail: It's scary, the suspense is telling, it's very funny and it is in the worst possible taste. See more »


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The White Swan pub in Henley-on-Arden, which provided accommodation and catering for the film, was owned and run by actor Michael Elphick (Inspector Cleaver in the film). See more »


When Kim (Amanda Noar) brings the cups of tea out to the workshop after Noddy and Buzzer unload the bike from the van, she calls Noddy "Neil" by mistake - Neil Morrissey being the actor's name. He was also Amanda Noar's husband at the time. See more »


References The Terminator (1984) See more »

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For anybody who needs to give their brain a rest
5 May 1999 | by (Oxford, England) – See all my reviews

I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle is the definition of "Good Bad", from the title that describes the entire plot, to the broad-brush performances, to the suspension of disbelief that comes when you know the budget is laughably small, but you *don't care*. Those who love the work of Troma will discover that the British can do the same thing, and with even more gore and humour.

Neil Morrissey, pre "Men behaving Badly", plays Noddy, an innocent young Birmingham motorbike courier who buys a classic Norton with a dark history. What follows provides a hilariously imaginative reworking of every scene you'd expect from a self-respecting vamp flick, but on two wheels and set in Birmingham. The special effects are zero-budget but enthusiastic, and the title creature in its mutated hunting guise is a highly impressive piece of kit, complete with Ancient Briton-style axle blades. Morrissey looks as terrified and bemused as the script requires him to be, but the film is stolen by Anthony "C3PO" Daniels as a camply gung-ho biker exorcist, complete with razor-sharp throwing-crosses. Michael Elphick provides sterling support as a Sweeney-esque copper with a life-saving taste in snacks. As the punk rock soundtrack pounds (complete with inevitable theme song "She Runs On Blood...She Don't Run On Gasoline) and the severed heads of Hells Angels fly across the screen, you will revel in thrills, spills, cheap sexual innuendo, and low comedy. See it.

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