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Innocent Blood (1992)

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An uneven but entertaining blend of graphic horror and black comedy from John Landis, very much in the mode of the director's successful An American Werewolf in London. French actress Anne Parillaud -- star of Luc Besson's acclaimed thriller La Femme Nikita -- plays Marie, a lithe and lovely vampire with a conscience who will not take "innocent blood" and maintains a low profile by dining exclusively on criminals and lowlifes. She finds a virtual smorgasbord in Pittsburgh's criminal underworld, arriving in the thick of a bloody mob war sparked by ruthless kingpin Sal Macelli (Robert Loggia). After preying on one of Macelli's hoods (Chazz Palminteri), Marie fumbles her attack on the boss himself and he manages to escape, eventually transforming into a vampire himself. Macelli soon comes to appreciate his new superhuman condition and hatches a diabolical scheme to control the syndicates by turning his underlings into vampires -- including his beleaguered lawyer, Emmanuel Bergman (Don Rickles). Marie, faced with a new and powerful undead enemy, is forced to take matters into her own claws. To this end she enlists the reluctant aid (and eventual affection) of undercover cop Joe Gennaro (Anthony LaPaglia), whose cover has just been leaked to the press, making him a target for Macelli and his growing army of blood drinkers. Landis has crafted a dark and brooding film, pumped up with bouts of extreme gore and gangland violence -- but where American Werewolf's occasional comic touches helped to ground the story and give the "straight" horror scenes more punch, most attempts at humor here seem jarring and out of place. The film's highlights come from numerous horror in-jokes, including cameos from Sam Raimi, Clive Barker, Dario Argento and Linnea Quigley; Rickles' explosive death scene ranks among the weirdest in cinema history.more
Rating: R
Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Michael Wolk
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 30, 1999
Runtime:
Warner Home Video

Cast

Robert Loggia
as Sal `the Shark' Mace...
Anthony LaPaglia
as Joe Gennaro
Don Rickles
as Bergman
Tony Lip
as Frank
Peter Cushing
as Van Helsing
Ike
as German Shepherd
Rohn Thomas
as Coroner
Angela Bassett
as US Attorney Sinclair
Christopher Lee
as Count Dracula
Bela Lugosi
as Count Dracula
Luis Guzman
as Morales
Tom Savini
as News Photographer
Dan Quayle
as Vice President of th...
Lamont Arnold
as Morgue Desk Man
Yancey Arias
as Coroner's Assistant
Frank Oz
as Pathologist
Forrest J Ackerman
as Stolen Car Man
Elaine Kagan
as Frannie Bergman
Michael Ritchie
as Night Watchman
Bernard Hocke
as Motel Clerk
Sam Raimi
as Roma Meats Man
David Earle
as Reporter
Dario Argento
as Paramedic
Harry Gions
as Orderly
Michael Wolk
as Surgeon
Russ Cochran
as Panhandler
Teri Weigel
as Melody Lounge Dancer
Lisa Ann Baker
as Melody Lounge Dancer
Christina Jimenez
as Melody Lounge Dancer
Christina Bowers
as Melody Lounge Dancer
Kim Currow
as Melody Lounge Dancer
Christina Diaz
as Melody Lounge Dancer
Kim Melton
as Melody Lounge Dancer
Robin Place
as Melody Lounge Dancer
Regina Poole
as Melody Lounge Dancer
Tracy Rolen
as Melody Lounge Dancer
Tammy Ulm
as Melody Lounge Dancer
Katrina Witt
as Melody Lounge Dancer
Maribe Zolli
as Melody Lounge Dancer
Vic Noto
as Tommy
Rick Avery
as Cab Driver
Bob Minor
as Bus Driver
Dan Quayle
as Vice President of th...
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Critic Reviews for Innocent Blood

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (7)

Regrettably, all too often the tone lurches from stylish suspense to smart-ass in-jokiness and silly slapstick.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

[An] overlong, overproduced spectacle.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Like one of the victims, Innocent Blood feels about five quarts low.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Innocent Blood is an uncomfortable marriage of vampires and mobsters; it doesn't work on either the supernatural or the criminal level.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | September 25, 1992
Entertainment Weekly
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Audience Reviews for Innocent Blood

½

A kind of partner or sequel almost to his mighty werewolf flick, Landis' movie is underrated and a truly thrilling ride. The idea is a nice take on the vamp line but the word vampire is never used in the whole film, it is about vampires but not officially for some reason. Like 'Werewolf' the effects are really good, even now compared to cgi, the eye effects look cool and the finale effects on the baddie look great as well. Think of it as a mafia vamp flick :)

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Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

Innocent Blood is a movie I just can't stand. I know it's not trying to be great, but it's so bad I had trouble making it through the whole thing. John Landis has made good movies that I've really liked, so it's weird I hate this so much. The whole vampires-mob plot was just a little too much.

blkbomb
Melvin White

Super Reviewer

½

French actress Anne Parillaud's cool as a vampire who wants occassional bad guy to sink her fangs. She's a bit hotter in naked & sex scenes.

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Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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