Marie is a vampire with a thirst for bad guys. When she fails to properly dispose of one of her victims, a violent mob boss, she bites off more than she can chew and faces a new, immortal danger.

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John Landis

Writer:

Michael Wolk
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Parillaud ... Marie
David Proval ... Lenny
Rocco Sisto ... Gilly
Chazz Palminteri ... Tony
Anthony LaPaglia ... Joe Gennaro
Robert Loggia ... Sallie (The Shark) Macelli
Tony Sirico ... Jacko
Tony Lip ... Frank
Kim Coates ... Ray
Marshall Bell ... Marsh
Leo Burmester ... Dave Flinton
Rohn Thomas ... Coroner
Angela Bassett ... U.S. Attorney Sinclair
Luis Guzmán ... Morales
Don Rickles ... Emmanuel 'Manny' Bergman
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Storyline

Marie has two appetites, sex and blood. Her career as a vampire is going along fine until two problems come up, she is interrupted while feeding on Sal (The Shark) Macelli and she begins to develop a relationship with the policeman who has been trying to put Sal away. Sal wakes up in the morgue very confused and very thirsty. He goes back to his old haunts and begins to create an organized crime family of vampires while Marie and her policeman lover hunt him. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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The legendary director that brought you "National Lampoon's Animal House", "The Blues Brothers", "An American Werewolf in London", "Trading Places", and "Coming to America" brings you the dark comedy horror film from the undead. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

DIRECTOR TRADEMARK (John Landis): (See You Next Wednesday): Advertised on the marquee across the street from the Melody Lounge exotic dance bar. The car crash at the Shadyside gas station scene was filmed in Squirrel Hill, and the nearby multiplex cinema changed its marquee to be "See You Next Wednesday" every night after closing. The movie itself featured no footage of that theater (or the street it's on), although it's possible that it was edited out. See more »

Goofs

This movie was filmed around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, beginning on January 13, 1992. Marie is checking into a motel with Joe Gennaro. Marie asks him, "We have a deal? We'll be staying till sundown -- 7:17 p.m." Since this is winter-time, sunset would be more like 5:30 p.m. See more »

Quotes

Sal Macelli: What's this?
Gilly: It's a - a toaster.
Sal Macelli: It's a Toast-R-Oven. Whoa. Hey, it's a nice one. A lot of buttons. Hit this button, pops open. You could put anything in here. A slice of pizza; pastry. You pop it in, comes out. Crust is crisp. Microwave don't do that. You ever tried cooking calzone in a microwave? Comes out like a limp dick.
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Crazy Credits

The story, all names, characters and incidents portrayed in this production are fictitious. No identification with actual persons, vampires, places, buildings and products is intended or should be inferred. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 2016 DVD edition in Spain edited by "Llamentol" miss a couple of shots:
  • When Manny throws the doctor to the wall in the hospital sequence.
  • In Macelli's last monologue the line "I am the light! I am Macelli!". Also the movie is presented in "open matte" with 1.33:1 aspect ratio.
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Connections

Referenced in The Augusta Street Ripper (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

I've Got You Under My Skin
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Frank Sinatra
Courtesy of Capitol Records
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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One of the best from John Landis!
9 April 2003 | by capkronosSee all my reviews

This underrated and under-appreciated horror comedy from John (AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN London) Landis has everything you could possibly want in a 90's vampire movie...good special effects, stylish direction, a top-notch cast, action, comedy, explosions, sight-gags, freefalls off of rooftops, shootouts, blood, gore, dismemberment, clever film references, gangsters, spoofy dialog, car crashes, sex, nudity and a slew of cameos (a trademark of the director). Seldom has a filmmaker gone all out to please genre fans, but Landis has done just that with this fun and entertaining film.

Slinky French beauty Anne Parillaud (of LA FEMME NIKITA fame) is Marie, a sexy vampire prowling the snowy streets of Pittsburgh. She only kills the scum of the city and controls vampire overpopulation by blowing the heads off her victims with a shotgun after feeding! When she becomes involved with a local gang of mobsters and accidentally turns mob moss Sal 'The Shark' Macelli (Robert Loggia, who's terrific) into a vampire, things get a bit out of hand. When Sal is bitten and escapes, he realizes the extent of his newly-acquired vampiric traits and sinks his teeth into his crime family members, creating a whole slew of nearly-unstoppable bloodsucking gangsters intent on taking over the entire city! It's up to Marie and cop Joe Gennaro (Anthony LaPaglia) to stop them.

Aside from the three appealing leads, Don Rickles contributes a great supporting performance as Sal's sleazy lawyer and there's fun to be had in playing spot-the-horror-celebrity. Look for Forry Ackerman, Dario Argento, Steve Johnson (who also did the make-up effects), Frank Oz, Linnea Quigley, Sam Raimi and Tom Savini. Plus, you can spot Peter Cushing, Alfred Hitchcock, Christopher Lee, Bela Lugosi and others on TV sets throughout the film.

This is a film made by horror fans FOR horror fans. Enjoy!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Innocent Blood See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,857,658, 27 September 1992

Gross USA:

$4,943,279

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,943,279
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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