Co-presented by SCREAM FACTORY.
Producer Barry Shils in person! Join us for a special 35mm screening of one of our fave horror comedies - and don't forget to pick up the new Scream Factory Blu-Ray release of Vampire's Kiss, coming out February 10th.
Before American Psycho took on the Eighties yuppie mantle as a horror metaphor, the vastly underseen and fantastically funny Vampire's Kiss covered nearly identical territory with equally "biting" results. Coming from an era already ripe with cult classics, this unpredictable ride - from an eminently quotable and laugh-out-loud hilarious script by After Hours scribe Joseph Minion - deftly skewers upwardly-mobile NYC culture like no other, and was one of the first (and very best) films to utilize Nicolas Cage going full-tilt gonzo. The results, including Cage bravely demonstrating a bit of real-life cockroach eating, are unforgettable - but Vampire's Kiss is more than just an exercise in gleeful insanity, as there are true moments of shock horror, a nerve-wracked performance by an endlessly tormented Maria Conchita Alonso, and a turn from Jennifer Beals at her vamped-out sexiest.
Dir. Robert Bierman, 1988, 35mm, 103 min..