Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)

R  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Horror  |  27 October 1995 (USA)
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Maximillian is the only survivor from a race of vampires on a Caribbean Island, and as a vampire, he must find a mate to keep the line from ending. He knows that a child had been born to a ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Detective Justice
Silas Green
Dr. Zeko
Capt. Dewey
Nikki, Rita's Roomate
Messiri Freeman ...
Eva, Julius' Girl
Kelly Cinnante ...
Policewoman Photographer
Anthony (as Nick Corri)
Ayo Adeyemi ...
Troy Curvey Jr. ...
Choir Leader
Mrs. Brown


Maximillian is the only survivor from a race of vampires on a Caribbean Island, and as a vampire, he must find a mate to keep the line from ending. He knows that a child had been born to a woman who had a vampire father, and he searches for her in Brooklyn. Rita's mother, who has died in an asylum, was that woman and Rita has nightmares that she does not understand. Not knowing that she is part vampire, Max woos her and attempts to bring her to her blood sucking destiny. Even though Rita has strange dreams and actions, Justice, her partner, has feelings for her and does not want her involved with this stranger Max. But it is Rita who must decide her destiny. Written by Tony Fontana <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A comic tale of horror and seduction.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and vampire violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 October 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Wes Craven's Vampire In Brooklyn  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)


$19,900,000 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Sonja Davis, Angela Bassett's stunt double, died in an accident on the set. See more »


In the scene where Rita is running across the street outside her apartment after realizing she is a vampire, there is a Subway entrance visible. On the sign it says the A, E and F trains stop there although no station name is visible. However the E train stopped running into Brooklyn in 1976 and service ended at the World Trade center in lower Manhattan. See more »


Maximillian: Evil is good and ass is good, and if you find you a piece of evil ass, WOO!
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References Soul Train (1971) See more »


When the Saints Go Marching In
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User Reviews

Eddie Murphy is a good vampire.
13 September 2000 | by (Somewher in Australia) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie thinking it would be like other eddie murphy movies- lots of humor and fun. I was wrong BUT I wasn't dissapointed. I mean, for once I enjoyed a horror movie. Usually I shy away from horror movies because of their incredibly stupid and repetitive plots and characters. This one was different however. I don't really know what it was that made me like this movie, but I have to say that Eddie Murphy makes a good vampire. His version of a vampire is cool but SO totally evil.And his sidekick Kadeem Hardison(also seen in the movie Drive) is funny. In all a good movie. I guarantee that once you start watching this movie you'll be hooked and wont want to finish watching it until the end. 8/10

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