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 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 »
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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