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Once Bitten (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Horror | 15 November 1985 (USA)
A vampire Countess needs to drink the blood of a virgin in order to keep her eternal beauty. It seems that all is hopeless, until she bumps into Mark Kendall.

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Thomas Ballatore ...
Skip Lackey ...
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World War I Ace Vampire (as Jeb Adams)
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Confederate Vampire
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Cabin Boy Vampire
Robin Klein ...
Flowerchild Vampire
Glen Mauro ...
Twin Vampire #1
Gary Mauro ...
Twin Vampire #2
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Moll Flanders Vampire
Peter Elbling ...
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Mr. Kendall
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Storyline

The Countess has a problem. She is a 400 year old vampire who will cease to look young unless she is able to feed on a virgin three times before the upcoming Halloween, a week away. She sends Sebastian, her servant and all of her lesser vampires out to find one. Finding a virgin is difficult in 1980s Los Angeles. Mark has a problem. He wants to 'do it' with Robin in the worst way, but she wants to wait. Jamie and Russ, Mark's goofy friends convince him to go to a Hollywood pick up spot where Mark meets the Countess, on the prowl. Robin's not going to understand this. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Budget:

$3,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,025,657 (USA) (17 November 1985)

Gross:

$10,000,000 (USA)
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Robin was named after a girl whom writer Jeffrey Hause had dated and Mark was named as a tribute to co-writer David Hines's nephew, who had died from leukemia. See more »

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In the costume party/dance scene, when Robin and Countess are having a dance fight over Mark, the camera is zooming in on the dance, to the very left of the screen you can see the lens hood of a second camera zooming in. See more »

Quotes

Robin: Mark, what is it?
Mark Kendall: [after witnessing about being invisible in a mirror] Look! I'm not there! Look! I swear I wasn't there a minute ago. It was that woman.
Robin: The one who bit your buttons?
Mark Kendall: I think she is a vampire and I think she has turned me into one.
Robin: Turning you into a vampire?
Mark Kendall: That's why I couldn't see myself. Vampires don't have a reflection.
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References Pinocchio (1940) See more »

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HANDS OFF
Performed by Maria Vidal
Written by Tommy Dunbar and Michael Boyd
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The Best Of The Jim Carrey Vehicles....
2 November 2002 | by (Virginia, U.S.) – See all my reviews

A Hilarious 80's teen sex comedy!

Jim Carrey hasn't been as funny in a film since. He manages to get plenty of laughs with his performance without going over the top the way he tends to do today. My favorite part is where Robin and the Countess have a dance-off over Mark at the Halloween dance to the very appropriate and silly song "Hands Off, He belongs to me"! And though slightly homophobic by today's standards were the comments by Carrey's sidekicks, "We're Rump Rangers", and the "Fags in the Shower" exclamations however, it all seemed in good fun.

Karen Kopins was really good as Mark's long-suffering girlfriend and held her own well against Carrey. She should've had a better career. I really miss the 80's teen movie genre, and the lighthearted take these films had on a generation.

A must see on Halloween if you're looking to lighten the load from the usual slasher films that always get shown.


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