woman named Marie (Anne Parillaud) is a
vampire and has to live every night by
being one down in Pittsburgh and is
hungry for blood but she runs into the
mob boss named Sal Macelli (Rob Loggia)
as he wants her to be one of his women
but however, she bites him on the neck
but fails to kill him as she tries to
escape after one of his men witnesses
Sal is suddenly different and has deadly
powers now to keep on doing his nasty
deeds as well as turning his men into
vampires too and to try to take over the
town of Pittsburgh.
Marie falls for an undercover cop named
Joe Gennaro (Anthony LaPaglia) as he is
unsure of her but must use her to put a
stop to the mob.
However, the mob of vampires keep on
piling up for them and Joe's biggest fear
of all is to try and stay alive since Sal
is onto him after knowing the information
he has on him while going undercover as a
During the opening credits we have nice
camera shots looking over the city of New
Jersey at night.
Salle (The Shark) Macelli makes a great
impression down in a cellar next to a
table holding a toaster as well as acting
menacing with it by bashing it on someone's head with this victim's frightened
words when Salle gets nasty
with him with his shouting actions.
There's a good scene with Tony trying to
make out with Marie in
his car as well as a great shot on her
with her vampiress eyes and chomping away
at his neck.
There's a good scene with Salle and Marie having a discussion in
We also get a gasping and startled
expression on Marie when she
discovers what Salle is serving
from some leftovers he's got as she does
well by acting hesitant with it.
A good shot on Marie wrapping
her legs around Salle and then biting his
neck viciously when they get into a lustful mode.
There's a good shot on Joe Gennaro looking around on a roof of
a building looking at a woman's high heel
on the ground and then a great jumping
moment with Marie jumping up
from her hiding spot with her vampiress
We have another perfect shot with Joe looking around in a
cathedral with candles around as well as
a camera swooping around him with him
ducking a couple times.
We have a good comedic moment with Marie pinning Joe to the
ground and tells her she's under arrest.
There's nice vicious and comedic actions
with Salle when he starts
viciously eating raw meat as well as
having Manny Bergman trying to
talk to him and having worried
A good shot on Salle slowly
walking towards Manny with his
hungry words towards him as well as him looking nervous backing up.
There's a nice shot on a woman walking down a
staircase trembling and holding a knife
but it looks corny at the same time.
We have a nice shot on Salle with
a nice evil grin and grabbing Joe by the neck and holding him
There's a good camera shot panning in on Manny lying in a hospital bed and then opening
his vampire eyes and slowly getting up
and a good shot on him walking up to a
nurse. Plus we have some good special effects on Manny when the
sunlight hits him and his body is burning apart along with this nurse freaking
out with her wide eyes and screaming
There's also a great shot on another
nurse holding an arm that was burned off
with her eyes crossed screaming as all
this blends in wit the comedy and horror
at the same time marvellously.
We have a nice comedic presence by Salle waking up in a meat freezer storage room
with his hilarious discussion towards Lenny and then asks him to come
closer and a nice shot on Salle attacking him and then viciously tells
the rest not to move.
We have a great perfect shot on Salle staring viciously at some strippers
commenting them on being good to eat.
A nice shot on Lenny showing a
devilish grin which looked truly
There's a good shot on Morales and Dog Boy pointing their
guns with Salle jumping to the
ground in between them and then grabbing
A good moment with Salle walking up to Marie and
asking her what she turned him into on
top of a building.
Bottom line is that this film stands
out very nicely using both comedy and
horror into one with some funny dialogues
too. It's almost like a spoof on the Godfather
type of flick but a horror version of it. It's very interesting seeing a mob boss
still doing his deeds as usual although
he changed into a vampire and turning his
men into them as well. There are nice effects in the film with
plenty of action and goofiness too along
with some good romance between the two
leads in the film.
The acting is
terrifically done. Leading French actress
Parillaud (Marie) came across terrifically
with her accent and words as a vampiress
in the film acting quiet and then getting
into her vampiress rage when attacking. We see a nice fast action performance by her pushing her fellow actor to a bed
in a hotel room and trying to come on to
Robert Loggia (Salle (The Shark) Macelli) played a perfect shark
mobster in the film having a sense of
humor yet acting nasty and cruel about
it. He also does well with his actions
when he becomes a vampire. Good blocking with him in a scene coming
on strongly towards his fellow actress in
a bathroom and being forceful to her.
Anthony LaPaglia (Joe Gennaro) has terrific energy
as an undercover cop in the film proving
to be a worthy character actor.
Don Rickles (Manny Bergman) also stood out well with
his concerned and nervous actions on what
happened to his boss. Plus in a scene we have a great suffering
reaction by him when the
sunlight hits him while lying in a hospital bed.
David Proval (Lenny) played a nice bad ass
mobster assistant with great nasty
attitude and rugged looks too.
We have a special appearance by Rocco
Sisto (Gilly) who had a nice wussy behavior
to his part.
There's also an effective cameo by Sam
Raimi (Roma Meats Man) as he did
well by acting goofy.
Anne Parillaud is
fully naked from top to bottom with her
first scene in her room with candles
She also unrobes in a hotel exposing her
butt as well as later on with her breasts
fully revealed on a bed.
There are many topless strippers dancing
in a bar.
Some necks are
chomped to death with blood splurting out
A vampire crumbles in the sunlight
Ira Newborn compsed
some nice jazz trumpet playing making it
sound almost like a 007
type of feel to it along with the action
music too which was very neccessary.
[distorted voice] Stay away from
me, or I'll kill you!
becoming a vampire]
Sal Macelli: I can hear an angel
You dress like a pimp and talk like a
goon. What makes you news?
Macelli (Staring viciously
at some strippers): You girls look
good enough to eat!!!