Love at First Bite (1979)



Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Movie Info

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.

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Margo Kaufman, Robert Kaufman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 12, 2005



as Count Dracula

as Dr. Jeff Rosenberg

as Cindy Sondheim

as Lt. Ferguson

as Renfield

as Rev. Mike

as Gay in Elevator

as TV Repairman

as Mobster

as Lady in Elevator

as Desk Clerk

as Lady in Elevator

as Cab Driver

as Customs Inspector

as Commissare Woman

as Model Agent

as Bloodbank Guard

as Lady with Cat

as Motorcycle Cop

as Photographer

as Bellboy #2

as Limo Driver

as Citizen Outside Cast...

as Elderly Lady

as Bellevue Doctor

as Hippie in Customs

as Mourner

as Lady in Apartment

as Male Commissare

as Maitre d'

as Grandmother

as Flashlight Vendor
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Critic Reviews for Love at First Bite

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (6)

The production's genially tatty air enhances its anarchical mood and encourages one to go with its goofy yet often shrewd comic flow.

Full Review… | October 19, 2009
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | October 19, 2009
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

If you haven't smoked any wolfsbane you might wonder why you have such fond memories of this one.

Full Review… | February 27, 2007
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

See it when you feel at your silliest.

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

A coarse, delightful little movie with a bang-up cast and no pretensions at all.

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

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.

AJ Verser

Super Reviewer

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.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


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.

Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

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