Therapy for a Vampire (Der Vampir auf der Couch) Reviews

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July 21, 2016
Dracula meets Sigmund Freud in this Austrian horror farce, which benefits from a polished production but exhausts its premise about halfway through.
June 30, 2016
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.
June 24, 2016
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.
June 23, 2016
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.
June 22, 2016
"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.
Top Critic
June 15, 2016
It aims to be laugh-out-loud hilarious but never rises above a few wan chuckles.
November 20, 2017
Director David Rühm's German language vamp-com Therapy for a Vampire gives the vampire film a much needed transfusion.
August 29, 2017
Therapy for a Vampire makes fun of vampires, but you have to love them enough to laugh at them. Otherwise, you have to have elastic eyes that roll well.
August 8, 2017
Therapy for a Vampire takes a primal urge and runs with it. There are unexpected moments of glee and grotesquerie, comic twists and turns.
July 12, 2017
Sadly, the story itself is rather dull. None of the characters are well-developed enough to invoke sympathy.
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