Love at First Bite
Your favorite pain in the neck is about to bite your funny bone!
Dracula and Renefield relocate to 70's era New York in search of Cindy Sondheim (the reincarnation of Dracula's one true love, Mina Harker). "Trouble adjusting" is a wild understatement for the Count as he battles Cindy's psychiatrist, Jeffrey Rosenberg (a descendant of Van Helsing who changed his name for professional reasons?), who may almost certainly, possibly, may be in love with Cindy too.
Okay vampire comedy, about Dracula going to the big city and falling in love, all the while her old boyfriend keeps trying to prove to everyone that he really is a vampire.
I didn't fine anything super hilarious, as most of the humor was just too tame for my tastes, although seeing the guy pull out every bag of tricks to try to one up Dracula was amusing.
Hamilton is fun, but the guy playing Renfield was probably the best part.
Some of the effects look pretty bad, especially any scene involving him turn into a bat. You can see the wires clear as day.
It was an amusing watch.
There were two spoofs of the Count in 1979 and both featured Dracula coming to the disco tinged New York of '79. One was Nocturna, but the other, and better, one was this George Hamilton movie.
Some of the jokes have dated but most still find their mark. And while the film has great fun spoofing well-known horror tropes it still takes the character of Dracula seriously, with Hamilton giving us a melancholy and often exasperated Count struggling with life in the late 20th century. It's more a gentle romantic comedy than the sledgehammer lame gag fests than spoof movies are today, and all the more charming for it!