Saturday, January 9, 2016
A Vampire a Day: Innocent Blood
On paper, the movie was a no-brainer. Directed by John Landis, starring Anne Parillaud who was hot off La Femme Nikita, and the late, great Robert Loggia, with Anthony LaPaglia and Angela Bassett in supporting roles. The movie was chock full of character actors, from Zhazz Palmenteri to Luis Guzman. Even Don Rickles showed up. The storyline combines romance, Mafiosi, and dark humor. Maybe it was the humor that was the problem. Audiences seem to prefer their vampire movies straight up unless it's an out and out spoof like Vampires Suck.
It had a GREAT poster. The kind of image you could see on a paranormal romance today. No fangs, just Anne Parillaud's gorgeous face and big red eyes.
If you're curious, you can watch the trailer here.