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I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle (1990)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror | 1990 (USA)
When a motorbike gang kills an occultist, the evil spirit he was summoning inhabits a damaged bike. The bike is then bought and restored, but reveals its true nature when it tries to exact ... See full summary »


Dirk Campbell




Cast overview, first billed only:
Neil Morrissey ... Noddy
Amanda Noar Amanda Noar ... Kim
Michael Elphick ... Cleaver
Anthony Daniels ... Priest
Andrew Powell Andrew Powell ... Roach
George Rossi ... Chopper
Daniel Peacock Daniel Peacock ... Buzzer
Midge Taylor Midge Taylor ... Toad
David Daker ... Sergeant
Burt Kwouk ... Fu King
Brendan Donnison ... Satanist
Graham Padden Graham Padden ... Dorm
Paula Ann Bland ... Nurse (as Paula-Ann Bland)
Teddie Thompson Teddie Thompson ... Sister
Terence Budd Terence Budd ... Bikes


When a motorbike gang kills an occultist, the evil spirit he was summoning inhabits a damaged bike. The bike is then bought and restored, but reveals its true nature when it tries to exact vengance on the gang, and anyone else who gets in its way. Written by Jim Cheetham <jim@guernsey.net>

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Daily Mail: It's scary, the suspense is telling, it's very funny and it is in the worst possible taste. See more »


Comedy | Horror


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The location that was used for Noddy and Kim's house is the same one that was used in Series 3 of Boon (1986) for the offices of "Texas Rangers." See more »


When Kim (Amanda Noar) brings the cups of tea out to the workshop after Noddy and Buzzer unload the bike from the van, she calls Noddy "Neil" by mistake - Neil Morrissey being the actor's name. He was also Amanda Noar's husband at the time. See more »


Cleaver: [Wanting to inspect the dead body] Hold up. Where you taking him?
Ambulance: To the hospital morgue.
Cleaver: Where's 'is head?
Ambulance: Take your pick, they're over there.
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Spun-off from Boon (1986) See more »

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For anybody who needs to give their brain a rest
5 May 1999 | by Shrike-10See all my reviews

I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle is the definition of "Good Bad", from the title that describes the entire plot, to the broad-brush performances, to the suspension of disbelief that comes when you know the budget is laughably small, but you *don't care*. Those who love the work of Troma will discover that the British can do the same thing, and with even more gore and humour.

Neil Morrissey, pre "Men behaving Badly", plays Noddy, an innocent young Birmingham motorbike courier who buys a classic Norton with a dark history. What follows provides a hilariously imaginative reworking of every scene you'd expect from a self-respecting vamp flick, but on two wheels and set in Birmingham. The special effects are zero-budget but enthusiastic, and the title creature in its mutated hunting guise is a highly impressive piece of kit, complete with Ancient Briton-style axle blades. Morrissey looks as terrified and bemused as the script requires him to be, but the film is stolen by Anthony "C3PO" Daniels as a camply gung-ho biker exorcist, complete with razor-sharp throwing-crosses. Michael Elphick provides sterling support as a Sweeney-esque copper with a life-saving taste in snacks. As the punk rock soundtrack pounds (complete with inevitable theme song "She Runs On Blood...She Don't Run On Gasoline) and the severed heads of Hells Angels fly across the screen, you will revel in thrills, spills, cheap sexual innuendo, and low comedy. See it.

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1990 (USA) See more »

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GBP320,000 (estimated)
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Dirk Productions Ltd. See more »
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