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Worth A Look: 18.18%
Average: 9.09%
Pretty Bad: 9.09%
Total Crap: 9.09%

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Vampire's Kiss
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by Rob Gonsalves

"Cage fans can't do without this one."
5 stars

A fascinating cult black comedy with an infamously left-field performance by Nicolas Cage as a Manhattan literary agent who thinks he’s a vampire.

The movie barely opened in theaters (and was cut by the distributor prior to its shabby release), probably because it was sold as a spoof á la Love at First Bite. After a night with mysterious Jennifer Beals, who may or may not be a bloodsucker, Cage deteriorates into a cross between Dwight Frye’s Renfield and Max Schreck’s Nosferatu.

He intimidates and then rapes his frightened secretary (Maria Conchita Alonso); he gobbles pigeons and cockroaches (notoriously, Cage actually ate a live roach on camera); eventually he staggers through the streets with a wooden stake pointed at his heart, begging people to kill him.

For pure, undiluted Cage-osity, 'Vampire’s Kiss' is the film to beat and is a strange, uncommercial, and worthwhile movie in its own right.

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1/21/14 David Fowler Hysterical in the way only a truly BAD movie can be! Cage needs a rabies shot. 1 stars
12/08/10 dragan brilliant role of nicholas cage 4 stars
12/06/05 tatum The great cast saves a scattershot comedy 4 stars
1/02/05 Steve Houston Pretty bad, but worth it because of Maria Conchita Alonso 3 stars
7/11/03 Jack Sommersby Wildly uneven mess that benefits from Cage's juicy aplomb. 2 stars
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