Innocent Blood (1992)
Directed by John Landis

Starring Anne Parillaud Chazz Palminteri David Proval Rocco Sisto

Landis used to be a great director. In addition to crafting comedy classics like "Animal House" and "The Blues Brothers," he also brought horror fans "An American Werewolf in London" in the early 1980s. It was a great horror/comedy—genuinely eerie, funny, realistic, and tragic, all at the same time.

This attempt to bring back some of that "American Werewolf" magic is an overall failure, despite nifty vampire effects, a funny Dan Quayle joke and Parillaud—the gorgeous star of "La Femme Nikita." Parillaud, in fact, appears nude in the first scene of the movie.

The actors aren't as interesting, amusing or realistic as they were in "American." Parillaud's vampire, who doesn't spill "innocent blood" (meaning she only kills killers), isn't very convincing, despite nifty contact lenses that make her eyes glow.

The story: When Parillaud bites a mob boss (Loggia) and fails to kill him, Pittsburgh suddenly finds itself up against a gangster with all the powers of a vampire.

Worth catching for free on the tube, but not much else.


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-- Review by Lucius Gore

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