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.


John Landis


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


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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The movie that goes straight for the jugular. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


The sign that says "Shadyside Florist" during the car crash scene was repainted with "Shackleford and Maxwell's", and is now on a florist shop several blocks uphill from where the crash was filmed. See more »


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 »


[after becoming a vampire]
Sal Macelli: I can hear an angel fart.
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Crazy Credits

Vice President of the United States Dan Quayle See more »

Alternate Versions

Moments of graphic sex and violence had to be cut to avoid an NC-17 rating. Warner Archive released this uncut version on Blu-ray in 2017. See more »


Referenced in Ha die Pa!: De Staking (1993) See more »


I Wanna Make Love To You
Written and performed by Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers
Performed by Rhythm Syndicate
Courtesy of Impact Records
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User Reviews

Bloody and sexy
7 February 2006 | by janet-55See all my reviews

I'm not really into the vampire movie thing, but this film is not serious and does not take itself seriously. That said one must bear in mind that there is an incredible amount of bloodletting, so if gore isn't your cup of tea I'd recommend you miss this one (unless of course you're a Parillaud, LaPaglia or Loggia fan in which case ignore my preamble, they are all great!!)I thought the film at 112 minutes was a little too long and at times lost pace; but if you like blood, sex and nudity than that shouldn't be a problem. I think John Landis made this film specifically to entertain and amuse his director chums including Sam Raimi who has a cameo part. The use of Dracula and Hitchcock films screened on as many televisions as possible throughout the movie is a witty touch. I particularly liked the blood swirling down the shower drain in the style of "Psycho" as vampire Marie sluices off after her latest kill. The photography is in many scenes quite unexpectedly lovely. For example the sex scene in the motel is strangely beautiful, gentle and tasteful in the middle of this bloodbath of a movie, and came as a pleasant surprise; as does in general the photography of the snowy Pittsburgh streets. Naturally the film is an utter load of tosh, but there are some great one-liners in there. And Parillaud and LaPaglia make a very sexy duo.

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Release Date:

25 September 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Innocent Blood See more »


Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,857,658, 27 September 1992

Gross USA:


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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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