Monday, September 28, 2015

Movie Monday (3) - Vampire in Brooklyn

#moviemonday #vampire #blackvampire #eddiemurphy #comedy #horror #romance

Vampire in Brooklyn
starring Eddie Murphy & Angela Bassett
director: Wes Craven
studio: Paramount
Rated: R (Restricted)
run time: aprx 1 hour 43 min
originally released: 1995

Maximillian is the only survivor from a race of vampires on a Caribbean Island, and as a vampire, he must find a mate to keep the line from ending. He knows that a child had been born to a woman who had a vampire father, and he searches for her in Brooklyn. Rita's mother, who has died in an asylum, was that woman and Rita has nightmares that she does not understand. Not knowing that she is part vampire, Max woos her and attempts to bring her to her blood sucking destiny. Even though Rita has strange dreams and actions, Justice, her partner, has feelings for her and does not want her involved with this stranger Max. But it is Rita who must decide her destiny.

This is a film that many people may have never even heard of. I certainly do not remember any commercials for it when it came out. It is easy to see why this movie flies under most people radar. It is a cheesy B movie. It is bad but it is that bad that makes it funny. There is definitely nothing scary about this movie let's be clear about that. It does provide a few laughs though.

Maximillian (Eddie Murphy) character is the lead in this movie but I never really too much care about him. He was an obstacle in the way of the romance between Rita (Angela Bassett) and Justice (Allen Payne). Max as escaped hunters in the Caribbean. He comes to New York in search of his mate Rita. Rita doesn't know that she is half vampire half human though she do have these strange dreams that are getting more vivid and disturbing lately. Rita tries to fight her growing desire for Max as well as Justice. Justice (who will always be Lance from the Cosby Show to me) doesn't know what is going on for most of the movie. He only knows that he doesn't like nor trust this Max character. Always having feelings for Rita, his suspection is both jealous and rightly justicifed.

There is a secondary group of characters that include Kadeem Hardison (loved him A Different World) and John Witherspoon (oh can forget Pops from the Friday movies). The two of them have the best scenes in the movie. I honestly watch the movie waiting for the scenes that have them in it. While the movie isn't going to blow your mind or have you rolling on the floor in laughter it a movie worth watching at least once. 


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