Dinner with a Vampire

DINNER WITH A VAMPIRE  1986 
Directed by Lamberto Bava 
Cast - George Hilton, Patrizia Pellegrino, Riccardo Rossi, Valeria Milillo, Yvonne Scio, Daniele Aldrovandi, Igor Zalewski, Isabel Russinov 

  A group of hopeful young adults are gathered at an audition, trying to land themselves a role in a movie. The wide variety of talent includes singers, dancers, and comedians. After the audition, three gals and one guy are invited to the director's castle for the weekend. Count Urek is a well known horror film director, and the group is anxious to meet him. What they don't know is that the count is vampire and they're his next meal. When finally confronted by their undead host, the group soon discovers that all the movie myths about crosses, garlic, and wooden stakes actually have no effect at all on this creature. How will they overcome this predicament? 

  Lamberto Bava has directed some good horror films, but this is not one of them. DINNER WITH A VAMPIRE is an awful, unfunny horror comedy. The cast of dimwits are very annoying, and George Hilton is utterly ridiculous as the vampire count. The film features a seemingly never ending scenario of the count capturing his guests, just to watch them escape. It's repeated several times, and it gets old real quick. The only bright spot in this film, is the footage of an old vampire movie by Count Urek, that the guests watch. It's too bad this film wasn't as good. There are a few decent gore scenes, that include a heart ripping scene that's cool, but it does not make up for the rest of the movie. This is a bad film, not recommended unless you absolutely 
need to see every vampire movie ever made. 
-T. Luster

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