Midnights: VAMPIRE’S KISS
April 15 @ 11:55 pm
“The film is dominated and destroyed by Mr. Cage’s chaotic, self-indulgent performance.” New York Times
“Stone-dead bad, incoherently bad… Cage acts as if he has been taking hits off of Dennis Hopper’s gas mask. There’s no way to overstate it: This is scorched-earth acting — the most flagrant scenery chewing I’ve ever seen.” Washington Post
“Called upon to blend the fey and the fiendish, the usually fine Cage is reduced to acting like some kind of combination of Dudley Moore and John Carradine. Throughout, though, he seems to be enjoying it.” Chicago Tribune
The life of white-collar New Yorker Peter (Nicolas Cage) seems to revolve solely around making as much money and sleeping with as many women as possible. After a typical night of scouring trendy bars for some action, Peter manages to take home the sexy Rachel (Jennifer Beals), who bites him on the neck while they’re in bed. The next day, Peter is certain he is now a vampire. Though no one shares his point of view and he hasn’t changed physically, he dons fake fangs and begins stalking women.
Dir. Robert Bierman. 103 min. 1988.
Stick around after the film! Redeem your ticket at the bar for $2 off any drink.