Therapy for a Vampire (Der Vampir auf der Couch)

Critics Consensus

Therapy for a Vampire should get a few chuckles out of vampire movie fans in search of something new, even if it never quite lives up to its daffy potential.

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Total Count: 29

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Vienna, 1930. Count von Kozsnom has lost his thirst for life, and his marriage cooled centuries ago. Fortunately, Sigmund Freud is accepting new patients the good doctor suggests the Count appease his vain wife by commissioning a portrait of her by his assistant, Viktor. But it's Viktor's headstrong girlfriend Lucy who most intrigues the Count, convinced she's the reincarnation of his one true love. Soon, the whole crowd is a hilarious mess of mistaken identities and misplaced affections in this send-up of the vampire genre, proving that 500 years of marriage is enough.

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Cast

Tobias Moretti
as Graf Geza von Közsnöm
Jeanette Hain
as Gräfin Elsa von Közsnöm
Karl Fischer
as Dr. Sigmund Freud
Erni Mangold
as Fräulein Sedlacek
Anatole Taubman
as Ignaz der Einbrecher
Julia Jelinek
as Dienstmädchen
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Critic Reviews for Therapy for a Vampire (Der Vampir auf der Couch)

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (18) | Rotten (11)

  • Dracula meets Sigmund Freud in this Austrian horror farce, which benefits from a polished production but exhausts its premise about halfway through.

    Jul 21, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Ruhm incorporates classic Hammer Films and "Love at First Bite" in this entertaining vampire spoof by keeping the pacing brisk, the jokes quick and the blood gushing.

    Jun 30, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Rühm has an ear for the absurd that reminds one of Monty Python. But his humor is as dry as they come - Therapy for a Vampire elicits ironic smiles, not belly laughs.

    Jun 24, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Rühm shows the right light touch for the material as it veers from psychological parody to romantic mixup comedy to campy horror, and his painterly depiction of Vienna is a marvel, so it's not really such a bother when things fizzle at the finale.

    Jun 23, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • "Therapy for a Vampire" has nothing to say. It just has stuff happening, none of it repulsive and all of it performed by competent actors, but that's just not enough.

    Jun 22, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • It aims to be laugh-out-loud hilarious but never rises above a few wan chuckles.

    Jun 15, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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