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My Best Friend Is a Vampire (1987)

PG | | Comedy, Horror, Romance | 6 May 1988 (USA)
After a sexual encounter with a beautiful client, a teenage delivery boy finds himself being turned into a vampire.

Director:

Jimmy Huston

Writer:

Tab Murphy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Sean Leonard ... Jeremy Capello
LeeAnne Locken ... Candy Andrews (as Lee Anne Locken)
Cheryl Pollak ... Darla Blake
Cecilia Peck ... Nora
Fannie Flagg ... Mrs. Capello
Kenneth Kimmins ... Mr. Capello
Evan Mirand Evan Mirand ... Ralph
Michelle La Vigne Michelle La Vigne ... Flo
Harvey Christiansen Harvey Christiansen ... George
David Warner ... Professor Leopold McCarthy
Paul Willson ... Grimsdyke
Rene Auberjonois ... Modoc
Erica Zeitlin Erica Zeitlin ... Gloria
Gary Chason Gary Chason ... Drivers Ed Instructor
Kathy Bates ... Helen Blake (as Kathy D. Bates)
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Storyline

Young student finds himself being transformed to a vampire after a night with a quite attractive female vampire. First, he does not quite believe it himself, but with the help of a 300 year old teacher and the handbook "vampirism - a guide to an alternative lifestyle", he finds out that blood does not taste as bad as he expected. Of course, he does not bite women, as a good guy he sticks to pig blood which is offered by the local butcher as a special offer for vampires. Trouble rises when a vampire hunter tries to track him down with wooden sticks and silver bullets... Written by Hanno Mueller <mueller@kogs.informatik.uni-hamburg.de>

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Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bad Blood See more »

Filming Locations:

LaPorte, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$174,380, 8 May 1988

Gross USA:

$174,380

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$174,380
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Two of the actors went on to act in the Star Trek Series: Rene Auberjonois went on to star as Odo in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993). David Warner was in various Star Trek roles, most notably as Gul Madred in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). See more »

Goofs

Position of the professor's assistant behind him when Jeremy confronts him. See more »

Quotes

Jeremy Capello: [believing that someone is following him, he has ducked into the freezer and taken Darla with him] Don't let him see you leave the freezer!
Darla Blake: [sarcastically] Oh, noooo problem; I'm carrying a can of invisible hairspray!
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Connections

Referenced in Movie Nights: Vampire's Kiss (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Sex As A Weapon
Written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly
Performed by Tom Kelly
© 1985 Billy Steinberg Music/Denise Barry Music
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This wraps up 80's teen movies up
22 April 2004 | by orisons1See all my reviews

I couldn't believe the rating this movie got here so I had to write, this was a movie that opitimised every aspect of the eighties (including really bad dress sense)from the troubled/angst teenager, to the mad thinks he's doing-good scientist and put it all togother in a fun relaxing and romantic teenage movie(no shlock horror typical of the era). I honestly think that anyone sits down and watches this movie for what it was and is "a rom/com" they will enjoy, even now when it looks a bit dated.......Honestly go rent buy scrape this movie up or out of the cupboard and put your feet up grab some popcorn or beer or possibly pigs bloods (sorry couldn't help a reference to the movie) and enjoy.................


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