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Vampire in Brooklyn
A comic tale of horror and seduction.
Maximillian, the lone survivor of a race of vampires, comes to Brooklyn in search of a way to live past the next full moon. His ticket to survival is Rita, a NYPD detective who doesn't know she's half vampire -- and Maximillian will do whatever's necessary to put her under his spell.
A horror-comedy that is at its best when it is leaning separately toward either horror or comedy but not both, Wes Craven's "Vampire in Brooklyn" gives its audience Eddie Murphy at the peak of his influence in Hollywood but not the peak of his talent. A watchable film that feels like a vanity project, there are some laughs and some gore but nothing else remarkable.
Revolving around a vampire who is searching for a half-vampire mate to ensure his own survival, "Vampire in Brooklyn" finds Eddie Murphy's undead Maximillian traveling to New York to begin his search. There he meets a cadre of colorful characters, including Angel Bassett's police woman. There is a touch of romance to go along with…
After about half an hour of watching Vampire in Brooklyn I came to the realisation that I wouldn't get any less out of it if I was asleep. For the sake of self-preservation my brain wouldn't allow most of the plot to even register but from what I did gather there seemed to be a lot more input from Eddie Murphy than director Wes Craven (undoubtedly at one of his lowest points here).
The film ranks at the same level as the fifth or sixth instalment in most horror franchises. It goes past the point of easy-watching and into the realm of unengaging drivel.
Props to Ebert for actually managing to reiterate the plot in his review, I struggled to…
This film was quite poor.
"It was a wolf godammit! A big black stinking ass wolf. The motherfucker jumped of the boat and ran over there. And when it got there the son of a bitch turned into a man. He did the flippflopp shit on me... Just like whore i used to know in Detroit back in -62. I'd go over her house on saturday night... she loved me, man. I'd come through the door, she's a man! Flippfloppin' and shit. You ever seen a motherfucker flippflopp on you and shit like that? In your face trying to flippflopp and shit!"
The most interesting thing about this film is that the above is the funniest part of the film, and it's not even said…
Yes, it really is that bad.
Not the disaster I expected, but unforgivably dull. Never particularly funny (God bless John Witherspoon for coming really close to getting it there), and barely tries to do anything unique with its vampire angle, aside from letting Eddie Murphy possess anyone who looks like Eddie Murphy under distractingly weird prosthetics.
This film was quite poor.
A personal Favorite as a kid
Top notch Eddie Murphy.
you can't say he's not a convincing actor.
Ruined by Eddie Murphy's overbearing influence (he's credited as Producer which sadly says it all) and his irrational penchant for prosthetics. Quite a surprise that an independently minded film-maker like Wes Craven would buy into this. With a different lead this could have had far more potential.
Countdown to Halloween, 2014
Somewhere in its wrong calculations, I fixated on Bassett's gorgeousness and respected Craven's choices. It's fine, you guys. B
Film#4 of Hoop-Tober
There has to be something about this film that's made me watch it several times over the years. Back in 1995 I was an impressionable youth who enjoyed horror movies, and Eddie Murphy. Kerching! Watching it now I realise that what made me think of it favourably wasn't the vampire story, without the Caribbean twist it's pretty much paint by numbers, it's Julius the Ghoul and his uncle that bring pretty much every enjoyable moment, I'd quiet happily watch a movie about them. "Ahoy motherfuckers"
A pointless vanity project for Eddie Murphy, directed impersonally by Wes Craven (is he just always broke?), with only one "joke" that works (a smoking German shepard corpse dropping from the sky into a harbor, which might have just been a really ridiculous special effect), and not one effective use of the horror genre. Too forgettable to earn my hate, though.
Also, John Witherspoon seems like a nice guy, and Aaron McGruder certainly knows how to put him to good use, but I would be happy to never see him in another film again.
- Holy Matrimony
- Man Trouble
- Mr. Wrong
- The Haunted Castle
- The Bewitched Inn
- The X-Ray Fiend
- The Devil in a Convent
- Faust and Marguerite
Contains every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the letterboxd database.
If there is any…
- Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
- Near Dark
- Black Sabbath
No doubt I'm missing a few but these are the vampire films I've seen and ranked in order.