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Once Bitten Reviews

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June 1, 2016
Pretty pants, even by 80s standards.
½ January 3, 2016
Jim Carrey doesn't believe in vaccinations. He and his movies are idiotic
January 3, 2016
This One Hasn't Aged Well At All. But That Said, The Robin Character Looked Fantastic & Her Dance Routine With Mark (Jim Carey) Was Nicely Choreographed. The Story Itself Had A Chronically Bad Scooby-Doo, Kids Solving The Case Quality To It All..Alongside A Very Trash-80s Soundtrack. Overall I Didn't Enjoy It, That's Why I'm Scoring It Pretty Damn Low.
June 29, 2015
The only thing I remember about this movie is Jim Carrey and vampires if that tells you anything. Jims first role I believe and its forgettable. If you've never seen it, you are a Jim Carrey fan, and are extremely bored go ahead and give it a watch. Otherwise don't waste your time.
½ June 22, 2015
A quirky 80's film that's aged like fine wine, and boy is it tasty
½ March 24, 2015
Jim Carrey is hilarious and steals every scene.
March 15, 2015
"Fags in the shower! Fag alert!" I lol'd. Solid soundtrack. Good arc, but the moral is absolutely horrible.
March 7, 2015
Once Bitten was released in 1985 and stars Lauren Hutton and a pre-fame Jim Carrey. It didn't do well when it was originally released, but it garnered enough of a fan base from folks who grew up watching it on cable throughout the 80's. In this vampire tale, Lauren Hutton is a sexy vampire lady on the prowl for young blood. With the help of her assistant (Cleavon Little), they find just the type of young blood she craves in Mark (Carrey), a young guy with some relationship problems. The movie is less of a spoof and more of a general comedy instead. Unfortunately, the jokes misfire most of the time and none of the actors really stand out as being particularly funny, especially Carrey and Hutton. Hutton spends her time just being a sexy vampire, which she's very good at, ahem, but Jim Carrey just doesn't seem right for the material. But that's not to say that there isn't any merit to the movie whatsoever. As far as comedy premises go, this isn't a bad one, and I did smile occasionally at some of the situational humor, especially concerning Carrey with his girlfriend and Hutton's interaction with Carrey. But unfortunately, the movie contains just less than middle of the road comedy material.
October 20, 2014
Though its fun final act helps compensate for its dull middle, this fast-paced comedy ultimately proves toothless. Commendable points include Cleavon Little's hip-swinging camp swagger, earnest Jim Carrey (with accent!), sexy Lauren Hutton, sexy Karen Kopins, "his & his towels," "rump rangers," and the best damn 80s dance-off you've never seen. Less commendable points include the remainder of the film.

Hey, what can I say? It's still a better vamp story than Twilight. Rent it.
October 19, 2014
This movie may have "sucked" back in the 80's, but watching it close to 30 years later, it was pure delight.

First, we have a wicked Lauren Hutton playing the delicious Countess. Then, his henchman (driver/butler) played with such flair by the late Cleavon Little. Then we have Jim Carrey's first staring role, where you can watch early signs of his comedic genious.

To wrap things up, there's the music, the hairdos, the clothes and the abundant 80's teen movie cliches.

I ask now, what's not to like? A trip down memory lane for those that found movies like Weekend at Bernies, Weird Science and Teen Wolf "highly" entertaining. This is a great companion piece.
October 13, 2014
Loved it to death OMG Jim has always been and always will be an amazing actor
June 23, 2014
Jim Carrey teen sex comedy with a vampire. Desperate to get some, Jim ventures to a nightclub where he is picked up by an older woman who happens to be vampire Countess.Not very entertaining, despite a few funny moments; on par with the similarly-themed My Best friend is a vampire. Laura Hutton is the highlight.
April 8, 2014
A very funny and light hearted movie. Carrey and Kopins are 80s romantic-comedic first rate quality.
Super Reviewer
February 27, 2014
Throughout the 80's there have been numerous vampire films that have made their mark on the genre. Once Bitten is a vampire film that seems to be forgotten among the more popular vamp flicks of the 80's. Jim Carrey's first film is a fun, entertaining comedy horror film that deserves to be rediscovered by genre fans. The film isn't a standout affair compared to Fright Night or The Lost Boys, but it's still a good little film for what it is. The cast are good in their parts, and there's enough effective material to make this a must watch for vampire film fans. The film has plenty of potential of being a standout vamp flick, but it does come up short in a few parts. Nonetheless, this is a far better film than what everyone has claimed it to be. The film isn't perfect, but it definitely doesn't deserve all the flack it received upon initial release. For what it is, Once Bitten is a mindless, entertaining vampire comedy that is a surprisingly effective film despite its limitations. Jim Carrey here is enjoyable and it is among his best films. The blends of comedy and horror work well, and the film is enjoyable enough for you to forget its flaws. This is an overlooked gem that deserves to be rediscovered by genre fans. The film is entertaining and lots of fun, and it's another good vamp flick from the 80's. If you love vampire films, Once Bitten is a different take on the genre, but one that satisfies if you're in the right mood.
½ February 6, 2014
A fun, simple movie. Cool to see a young Jim Carey. The dance number was fun. The dialog was sometimes bad, but in a cute way. "Is there such a thing as a female vampire?"
January 5, 2014
Mark (Jim Carrey) has just one thing on his mind: going all the way. But while his girlfriend keeps telling him he has to wait, he meets a beautiful vampire countess (Lauren Hutton) who's ready for action! Mark's just happy to get past second base...but after a one-night stand with the sexy seductress, Mark starts behaving more than a little batty and realizes he must find a way to break his lover's fiendish spell...or be prepared to work the graveyard shift forever!

also stars Karen Hopkins, Cleavon Little, Thomas Balladore, Skip Lackey, Jeb Stuart Adams, Dan Barrows and Stuart Charno.

directed by Howard Storm.
½ January 4, 2014
80's comedy about a female Vampire in need of a virgin to renew her youth. Battle between the Vampire and his girl friend. Features some 80's music. Corny antics.
December 23, 2013
Cute little vampire flick. It is weird seeing Jim Carrey in it.
December 18, 2013
Just the right amount of humor and 1980s cheesiness.

It's interesting to see Jim Carrey before he hit it big.
December 15, 2013
You know, it's not as bad as I thought it would be going into it. Jim Carrey, Lauren Hutton, and Cleavon Little all give very charismatic performances, it had some legitimately funny moments, and all the 80s cheesiness was worth the watch. I mean, it's no John Hughes movie, but it's not bad.
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