Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Overlooked Movies -- Love at First Bite

Love at First Bite may not be the best vampire movie ever made, but it's a very funny vampire comedy, and I like it a lot.  It's probably George Hamilton's best role as he plays the amorous Count Dracula.  He's very funny.  Arte Johnson is great as Renfield and has the best Renfield laugh ever.

The movie provides by far the best role ever for Susan St. James' hair.  Check out the trailer down below.  As for St. James herself, she's very good.  I liked her in the TV series McMillan and Wife, and I liked her even better in this movie.  Richard Benjamin was hilarious in one of my favorite TV shows, He and She, and he's even funnier here.  I crack up just thinking about some of his scenes in this movie.

The setting is the late '70s.  If you think times haven't changed, just watch the film.  It should be shown in classes on cultural history.  I've seen it several times, and I'd watch it again in a heartbeat.


Dan_Luft said...

Great movie. I liked it much more than the "prestige" Dracula movie of the same time with Frank Langella. The scene with Sherman Hemsley was hilarious.

George said...

George Hamilton was terrific in LOVE AT FIRST BITE.

Gerard said...

I enjoyed Hamilton in this and Zorro the Gay Blade. I wonder why he didn't have more staying power instead of turning into a joke about sunbathing.