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My Best Friend Is a Vampire (1987)

PG | | Comedy, Horror, Romance | 6 May 1988 (USA)
After a sexual encounter with a beautiful client, a teenage delivery boy finds himself being turned into a vampire.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jeremy Capello
... Candy Andrews (as Lee Anne Locken)
Cheryl Pollak ... Darla Blake
... Nora
... Mrs. Capello
... Mr. Capello
Evan Mirand ... Ralph
Michelle La Vigne ... Flo
Harvey Christiansen ... George
... Professor McCarthy
... Grimsdyke
... Modoc
Erica Zeitlin ... Gloria
Gary Chason ... Drivers Ed Instructor
... 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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Comedy | Horror | Romance

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$174,380, 8 May 1988, Limited Release

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$174,380
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Two of the actors went on to act in the Star Trek Series: Rene Auberjonois went on to star as Odo in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993). David Warner was in various Star Trek roles, most notably as Gul Madred in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). See more »

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When waiting for Darla at her house, Jeremy's reflection is clearly visible on the family's cabinet See more »

Quotes

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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One Way Or Another
Written by Nigel Harrison and Debbie Harry (as Deborah Harry)
Performed by Blondie
© 1978 Monster Island Music/Rare Blue Music, Inc.
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records
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This comedy has bite
19 September 2006 | by 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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