Innocent Blood (1992)



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John Landis tries to replicate the quirky gory horror/sick-comedy "vein" he mined in An American Werewolf in London in Innocent Blood. Anne Parillaud plays Marie, a lonely vampire trapped in Pittsburgh and looking for some fresh blood. When a local gang war breaks out, Marie sees it as the perfect cover for her blood feasts. Her plan is to dine on the goodfellas ("What about Italian?" she asks) and then destroy the evidence of her supper with a well-directed gun blast. But the coroner sees something usual when he gets to examine the gangland corpses, "There's a problem. Not enough blood. This guy's about five quarts too low." Meanwhile, an undercover cop named Joe Gennaro (Anthony LaPaglia) begins to suspect that Marie might be responsible for the killings after witnessing her lighter-than-air stunts in a church after some gangsters attack her. Things get more complicated when Marie seduces mob-boss Sal "The Shark" Macelli (Robert Loggia). Unable to finish her snack, Sal escapes and becomes one of the undead -- back from the grave but lusting after blood. Sal wants to start a new race of mob vampires, DeadFellas. This forces Marie to team up with Joe to stop Sal's blood brothers from taking over Pittsburgh.
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Horror , Romance
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Robert Loggia
as Sal `the Shark' Macelli
Anthony LaPaglia
as Joe Gennaro
Don Rickles
as Bergman
Rocco Sisto
as Gilly
Tony Sirico
as Jacko
Tony Lip
as Frank
Gilbert Cates
as Dog Boy
Peter Cushing
as Van Helsing
Leo Burmester
as Flinton
Rohn Thomas
as Coroner
as German Shepherd
Christopher Lee
as Count Dracula
Angela Bassett
as US Attorney Sinclair
Luis Guzman
as Morales
Bela Lugosi
as Count Dracula
Dan Quayle
as Vice President of the United States
Tom Savini
as News Photographer
Gil Cates Jr.
as Dog Boy
Lamont Arnold
as Morgue Desk Man
Yancey Arias
as Coroner's Assistant
Frank Oz
as Pathologist
Pitty Jennings
as Reporter
David L. Early
as Reporter
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
Steve Johnson
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
Ron Roth
as Gus
Vic Noto
as Tommy
Jerry Lyden
as Vinnie
Rick Avery
as Cab Driver
Bob Minor
as Bus Driver
Leo Burmeister
as Flinton
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Critic Reviews for Innocent Blood

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (6)

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

Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

[An] overlong, overproduced spectacle.

May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Cameo appearances by terror icons Dario Argento, Sam Raimi, and Tom Savini help make Innocent Blood a hoot for horror fans, but you don't have to be a gorehound or a vampire lover to get a kick out of the film's virulent mix of guts and guffaws.

Full Review… | July 7, 2010
Georgia Straight

It lacks the bite (so to speak) of the classics in this genre, but is a stylish blend of cool black comedy and obvious gore.

Full Review… | November 19, 2008

Audience Reviews for Innocent Blood


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 :)

Phil Hubbs
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.

Melvin White
Melvin White

Super Reviewer

Saw it on opening day. Was way disappointed.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

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