Vampire's Kiss
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Peter Loew, a sleazy NYC literary agent, prowls the bars in the evening looking for some action. One night he hooks up with Jennifer Beals, and in the course of their relations, she bites him on the neck. When he wakes up the next morning, Peter doesn't feel quite right. He is irritable, and has a hard time dealing with life at the literary agency, where his secretary takes the brunt of his ire. Suddenly, it dawns on Peter that he was bitten by a vampire, so he goes out and buys a set of real fangs. Then the chaos begins.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Problem is that Cage's over-the-top performance generates little sympathy for the character, so it's tough to be interested in him as his personality disorder worsens."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The film is dominated and destroyed by Mr. Cage's chaotic, self-indulgent performance."
‑ Caryn James, New York Times
"100-minute-long piece of performance art masquerading as a moody, silly indie switchblade. Rarely impresses, succumbing to overwhelmingly sluggish filmmaking decisions and a permissive attitude that robs the picture of its...well...bite."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"For pure, undiluted Cage-osity, Vampire's Kiss is the film to beat."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Kooky vampire flick gives us an already neurotic Nicolas Cage slowly turning into one of them after receiving a bite."
‑ Christopher Null,
"What really makes this worth seeing is Cage's outrageously unbridled performance."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"What this movie needs isn't criticism, it's more like a stake through the heart."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"An odd blend of bitter comedy and genuine horror."
‑ , Film4
"Undeservedly dismissed by most critics, this original film, whether taken as a straight horror yarn or as a psycho-erotic nightmare, mixes elements of fable and satire in a startling manner."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Simply a bad movie."
‑ Jamie Gillies, Apollo Guide
"Bierman's striking first feature leaves one trembling between corrosive laughter, edgy terror, and a residual sadness at Loew's pitiful plight."
‑ , Time Out
"You're not exactly sure if the material is meant to be funny or is laughable merely by default."
‑ Hal Hinson, Washington Post
"What truly distinguishes the movie is Cage's performance, which is so off the wall that even if you don't like it you have to watch in awe."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A strange movie but a breakout role for Cage."
‑ Edward Douglas,
"This is a flick for which I had very fond memories from back in the day, but watching it again after all these years, I can't say that it was as great as I once remembered it."
‑ JoBlo, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
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