Innocent Blood (1992)

John Landis directs Anne Parillaud, Robert Loggia and Anthony LaPaglia in this horror comedy where a female vampire with a conscience only drinks the blood of criminals, which is a fine plan until she leaves a mafia don to turn…

Half the supporting cast of The Sopranos mooch around waiting to get bit in a release that is nowhere near as scary as An American Werewolf In London and nowhere near as funny as An American Werewolf In London. The one thing it gets right are the very special FX. The gore is flowing, eyes glow eerily and when a baddie gets a suntan… all bets are off. The sequence where Don Rickles crumbles into glowing ash is iconic. There’s a reasonable amount of sex and nudity too but these sequences often seem there in place of the plot coming to any kind of boil. It really just idles about noisily, lewdly and then just ends. I have a teenagers’ nostalgia for this from my video rental days but if you aren’t of the very particular vintage where boobs, bush, blood and Goodfellas parody acting seemed like mind blowing good value for £2.50 then you probably aren’t going to get a lot out of it. Was meant to be La Femme Nikita’s big Hollywood break, she’s probably the best performance in Innocent Blood despite struggling with certain foreign words and shifts in emotions.


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