Susan wants her reprehensible ex-husband dead and, in several bungled attempts by henchmen, tries to accomplish the deed. First her boyfriend hires two dim-witted hitmen. Then she hires a ... See full summary »
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
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The distributors re-titled this film "A French Vampire in America" for international release without informing director John Landis, angering him and causing some confusion when the film was promoted outside the U.S. See more »
Vampires are not suppose to reflect in mirrors. See more »
If you had just left him to me, I would have stopped him before he fled. Now he's a hundred times more dangerous.
Who did Macelli eat?
Some guy named Manny. An innocent person dead because *you* screwed up!
Manny Bergman? He wasn't so innocent. He's a lawyer.
Maybe he's not dead. Maybe I have to finish him too.
Or what? He becomes like Macelli, or he becomes like you?
Macelli's nothing like me! He's a cold-blooded killer!
And what are you?
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Vice President of the United States Dan Quayle See more »
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 »
Very bloody, equally funny, take on vampires and crime.
This is not something I would typically enjoy, but it was recommended to me by someone I trust, so I watched it and was happily surprised. Citizen Kane it isn't, but we already have one of those and not everything has to be Great Cinema anyway. This is a very bloody (not my cup of tea, so to speak), very funny take on vampires and criminals. Good script, good performances, particularly from Parrilaud, Loggia and Don Rickles (!), playing a lawyers that even other lawyers would give a wide berth to in distaste. What happens to him is hilarious and proof that there can be justice, at least in films! Watch for the scene with the ambulance attendant and for the blonde nurse in the hospital. Check out the credits for some familiar names. Don't expect Art here, just sit back and have some fun. Recommended.
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