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Vampire's Kiss (1989)

AKA's: Besos De Vampiro / Embrasse-Moi, Vampire / Hvem Har Target Mine Taender? / Stress Da Vampiro

Release date: 1989 USA
Running time: 92' (cover 92'/USA 103') - Source: VHS PAL
Rating: Germ.: 16; UK: 18; US: R
Main Crew: Director: Robert Bierman (The Moonstone 1996; Murder In Mind 1994; Apology 1986)
Producer: Magellan Pictures
Score: Colin Towns
Writer: Joseph Minion
Director of photography: Stefan Czapsky


Summary: Nicolas Cage plays Peter Loew, a yuppie literary agent who prowls the bars in the evening looking for some action. One night he hooks up with Rachel (Jennifer Beals), and in the course of their relations, she bites him on the neck. When he wakes up the next morning, Peter doesn't feel quite right. He is irritable, and has a hard time dealing with life at the literary agency, where his secretary (Maria Conchita Alonso) takes the brunt of his ire. Suddenly, it dawns on Peter that he was bitten by a vampire, so he goes out and buys a set of real fangs. But even as a vampire, Peter is a failure. Plunged into the mires of madness, his fantasies envelope him and he realises there's more than his sanity at stake!

Our Ranking

short review:

This is really a great movie! Although labeled as a comedy, it surely ain't. Ok, there are some funny scenes in it (especially when Peter runs around with a set of fake plastic fangs, yelling "I'm a vampire!"), but the whole film is a tragedy about a man who has lost his personal reality and now is starting to go insane. The main topic is his mental decline, and watching his distorted perception compared to the presented reality is what makes this movie so impressive. You never get a clue if the supposed vampire is pure imagination of a deranged brain, or if there's anything real about any of the shown events. Very tragic and very brilliant movie!!

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