Love at First Bite (1979)
In this film, George Hamilton plays Count Dracula, who is evicted from his Transylvanian domicile when the communist government decides to nationalize his castle. With faithful Renfield at his side, Dracula heads for the Big Apple, where he finds the vampire pickings radically different from those on his home turf.
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Critic Reviews for Love at First Bite
The production's genially tatty air enhances its anarchical mood and encourages one to go with its goofy yet often shrewd comic flow.
Casting Dracula as the Last Romantic, Scott Fitzgerald-style, was a clever idea, but nothing clever remains in the film's hodgepodge of flat one-liners and graceless slapstick.
What would happen if Dracula was victimized by life in modern New York City? It's a fun notion and George Hamilton makes it work.
If you haven't smoked any wolfsbane you might wonder why you have such fond memories of this one.
A coarse, delightful little movie with a bang-up cast and no pretensions at all.
Although much of this is pretty funny, the film is a scattershot affair that tries to milk laughs out of the most mundane and tired gags.
There are killer lines and exchanges, but not the overall consistency you'd hope for, or the kind of energy that could drive a stake through our ennui.
[C]lever, funny commentary on a new era of interpersonal relationships when no one knew what they wanted or how to articulate it.
Hamilton is great as the count with a heart, and an endless stream of jokes ensures that at least a good handful are spot on.
Audience Reviews for Love at First Bite
Another Dracula movie, in this one the count moves to NY. It is pretty funny for the most part, but it's predictable. It could have been better.More
A bit stupid and not up to the standards of a more recent vampire movie, (this was made in 1976), but harmless enough. I could no way in hell believe Susan Saint James as a model, though.More
George Hamilton is actually ok here. He is a good Dracula and quite amusing. The rest of the cast works well and its looks good. The usual story of course but its funny. Surprising really.More
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